My Name is Nganga Morris Kinyati, I was born and raised in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.
I am currently a fourth year student at Kenyatta University pursuing a Degree in Marketing. I am also a consultant in Digital Media, Marketing and PR, which I've also been doing for four years.
I would say my best experience is just being born and brought up in an African society. Despite the challenges we encounter along the way we still hold on to love and peace for each other. The brotherhood in us has enabled everyone to navigate their line of specialty easily.
Notably in line with my career, I have been able to break the "where are your papers" question as a measure of how much one is able to achieve. I'm still in the learning process but that hasn't deterred my determination to make change at a young age. This has been greatly facilitated by the ongoing digital revolution all over the world. Through easy access to information, I have been able to break the gap and stay step ahead. Using digital platforms, I've been able to influence a large community of people online through social media, specifically Instagram. This has actually been my greatest milestone so far, given that my work within a period of less than 12 months has gotten global attention. My narration and perspective has helped tell the untold story people fear to tell. Through all this, I am guaranteed that I can be able to drive the African agenda i.e. from lifestyle, to culture, to social-political and economic status. I strongly believe that social media is the only shot we have left to create equality and drive our point home..
Still on the best experiences, there has been great growth in the economic sector in my country which is making lives better and this has created an enabling environment for everyone to thrive. In the short run, I see a much better Nation and Empowered generation.
Despite all the good that's happening, I've encountered quite a number of challenges. The first one is in the adoption of new way of life, the digital life. Our society was reluctant to adapt to the changes, which made us stay steps behind the rest, but we are trying to catch up. Even with the drastic changes, its sad to see that our systems are yet to adapt to all this, especially our current education system which focuses on creating good workers but few leaders.. I have taken the initiative to try mentor as many people as I can and make them leaders in their different fields. In this field, its sad to see lot of old guns still holding on to the old systems of operations instead of adapting. The belief that at a young age your opinion doesn't matter has been a major problem with some people, who forget that the new generation has a unique value proposition with the new age way of working.
Not having enough resources has also greatly affected my reach or the desired impact I would love to make. This has forced me to leverage on other people work and systems to make things work. My call would be for government and NGOs to collaborate with Us as Influencers to help drive our agendas, be it in health, science, tourism, education etc. We stand a greater chance to stand on the global map as Africa if we get our houses in order and work as one team to find a way forward.
My parting short: The digital revolution is barely 10-15yrs old. We still have time to catch up and voice our beautiful African way of life. Let's adapt to these dynamic changes as fast as we can and utilize them to the maximum.