POWER WOMEN: Aisha Wanjiku – Swahili Entertainment TV Host

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We know Aisha Wanjiku from KTN Life & Style show that she used to host every morning on KTN TV. However, this mother of one has other things going for her. She now hosts Gani Kali, an entertainment show on Maisha Magic East.

The Communication and Journalism graduate from the then Mombasa Polytechnic University College describes herself as “the best female entertainer. I deliver latest showbiz news , freshest celebrity interviews, trending topics, coolest music and current dance moves. Fluent in English and Swahili.”

She was recently nominated for the inaugural Still A Mum Awards in the “Mum’s Voice” category for speaking about her own pregnancy experience and giving hope to others. Aisha shared her story and struggles as a young mother from her pregnancy, her struggles with depression during her pregnancy and her C-section delivery experience during the TEDx Youth Aka Mombasa event.

YOU can vote for her here

We caught up with Aisha and posed to her 10 questions about her life and experience as a POWER WOMAN. Here is her take on every question posed.

What does success mean to you?

Being able to self-evaluate to recognize that you are not at the same place you were yesterday and celebrating the small wins that lead and shape you towards achieving that end goal.

How do you push through your worst times?

By constantly reminding myself my life purpose and goals and looking at every obstacle as a life lesson and God’s way of redirecting me towards the right path.

What keeps you awake at night?

My priceless dreams.

What are your success habits?

Discipline, Consistency, Willingness to unlearn in order to learn, Hard work, Determination and most importantly keeping my eyes on the price.

How do you strike a balance between personal and professional life?

This is easy, by not taking personal life issues to work the minute I am there and not letting my work consume me to the point of it affecting my personal life and well-being.

What was your dream as a child?

I wanted to be a nurse, just like my momma.

What is your favorite TV show?

My show Gani Kali that airs on Maisha Magic East Monday to Wednesday at 10:00AM. You have to be your own cheerleader right?

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What woman inspires you?

My mother, Evah Muthoni Munene. Her strength, resilience, determination and unconditional love is unmatched.

What is the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you?

We still have to work harder and smarter than men for the same jobs.

What is the best and worst decisions you have ever made?

Best: Following my heart and relentlessly pursuing my dreams.

Worst: None. No regrets, kept the lessons.

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