Check out how Yvonne Okwara is effortlessly slaying at 36 – Photos

Yvonne Okwara has transformed right before our eyes and it’s easy to understand why. She has been putting in the work in the gym for months now.

As a way of celebrating her birthday, Yvonne involved her fans in a questions and answer segment in her Insta stories and below is her answer on how she has lost weight.

“I changed my eating habits cut out sugars, fatty foods. So no cakes, chips and bacon which I now eat once in a while.

Take lots of water and fruits and vegetables. Do less red meat more chicken and fish.”

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Yvonne Okwara at the gym

Yvonne went ahead to answer a fan who inquired how much she weighs and what her BMI is

“I am 57 kgs and my BMI is 22.8 I am 36 years.”

Below are photos of Yvonne making 36 look like the new 16.

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Celebs aged above 30 and 40 ,They make 40’s look like the new 16

They are not ranked in any order, here is our list of female Kenyan celebrities who are over 30-years-old, but look like they are barely 20.

From Julie Gichuru to Wahu they prove that age is just but a number.

Yvonne Okwara Matole

While some women would shy away from revealing their age, Yvonne Okwara is not afraid to let everyone know how old she is. Yvonne a senior anchor and editor is 35-years-old yet she does not look anything like above 30.

 

Sheila Mwanyighah

She makes curves look so good,she is the epitome of aging like fine wine,despite the fact that she is past her 30’s she could easily be mistaken for a 25 year old.

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Julie Gichuru

Julie Gichuru is proving everyday that age is nothing but a number. The gorgeous beauty is one of the female veterinary news anchors, and recently celebrated her birthday declaring she is 44.

 

Pierra Makena

Pierra Makena always graces our television sets, she is an actress, DJ and TV show host. She is 35 years if you were to guess her age, you would think she is much younger.

The mother of one received so many hateful messages after she gave birth to her daughter, with many attacking her for her weight but she didn’t let that put her down and gave a stern clapback to all her haters.

Pierra Makena and her daughter

 

Lupita Nyong’o

Daughter to veteran politician and the governor of Kisumu city Anyang Nyong’o, Lupita is an oscar award winner who does not look anything like her real age which.

If you were to guess her age you would pass her off as to be on her late 20’s. Lupita is 35 years and aging gracefully.

Wahu Kagwi Mathenge

Wahu is a legendary Kenyan female artist who is married to a fellow artist David Mathenge better known as Nameless a legend too in the Kenyan music industry. Wahu has two kids with her husband Nameless. Wahu is 37 years.

 

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Local celebrities who have openly talked about having family members living with disabilities

Disability is frowned upon in the African setting but these celebrities have broken the stigmatization by talking about it in public.

Hard as it may be, they have opened about having disabled children or siblings some even parents, narrating how the journey has been.

1-Anne Ngugi

Media personality Anne Ngugi has a daughter who is battling hydrocephalus. Speaking about it she says

“She understands she is different from other kids. When we go out to mentor people, she is able to express herself very well. As a mother, my dream is to see her stand strong on her own, even when I am not there, and never allow anyone to point fingers at her, telling her she is different. Raising a child with special needs has not been easy for Anne, but she does not complain about it.”

Anne Ngugi with her daughter and Lulu Hassan
Anne Ngugi with her daughter and Lulu Hassan

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She adds that

“Sometimes you go to places with her and that is when I feel the weight that she is different from others but for her, Angel has developed a thick skin and, therefore, she copes. I have always accepted because I know there is always a reason.

You have to accept the fact that your child is special and start looking for solutions, as well as try so hard to love that child because no one will love your child more than you.”

2-Yvonne Okwara

Yvonne recently lost her brother who was deafblind almost all his life. In a previous interview she opened up about it saying that

“In the 60s, while expectant, my mother contracted German Measles. It has no symptoms. By the time she was giving birth to her first born son, there were complications. Mental retardation, and deafblindness started to set in.

 She tried everything, no door was unknocked, multiple surgeries, consultations. She talked to every doctor in the country. All of them, including, the professors, told her they had travelled far and wide and had NEVER seen anyone like my brother.

That he would not live beyond his 5th birthday. Or his 10th. Nor his 12th. Albert Okwara is still here! 50 years later! What a journey it has been.”

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Adding that

“Friends have fallen along the way, those that could make the choice did so and exited our lives. Called it a curse. To the entire community! I won’t name names but he knows himself!

The world of disability is a lonely one! The road has been lined with tears, pain, dashed hopes. But it has also had wonderful lessons that have made me who I am today! Let me explain, Albert is deafblind. He does not see, speak or hear.”

3. Emmy Kosgei

Female artiste Emmy Kosgei is another Kenyan celebrity who has openly talked about having a family member battling disability.

Emmy’s dad is bound to a wheel chair after his limbs were affected by polio years ago.In an earlier post the artiste expressed her amazement at the fact that her mum over looked her dad’s disability .

She says that

“My mum is my inspiration, I have grown to see my mum achieve much having brought us up having been married to my dad who is physically challenged.

I am still amazed at how she was able to overlook my dad’s physical disabilities , and marry him  even with the pressure from the society and his family on what she had seen in such a man.”

Adding that

“She  married him and she has stood by him even as he studied at the university, we were also in school but she has been there through it all”

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4. Henry Wanyoike

He is known for his love for athletics, having ran in so many races but it has not been easy for him.

Speaking about the day he lost his sight, Henry recollects how in March 1995 while he was having breakfast numbness struck him.

One day in March 1995, Henry was having breakfast when a piece of ugali he was holding suddenly fell off his left hand, followed by crippling numbness on the same hand.

“I was confused and could only manage a stammer. I was scared.”

At the nearby Thogoto Mission Hospital, doctors could not find anything wrong with Henry. Doctors at the Kenyatta National Hospital later discovered that Henry had suffered a stroke.
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That was the beginning of his ordeal. One day, Henry woke up to his mother’s loud shouts. She was wondering why he had overslept, forgetting to milk the cows. Henry remembers:

“We argued with mum. I tried to tell her it was still dark while she insisted that the sun was up. I reached for the light switch but couldn’t see anything and concluded there was a power blackout. Mum thought I was just being lazy.”

Soon, his mother realized that her son was not putting on a show and they went back to Thogoto Hospital.

Several tests revealed that he had lost his sight and that nothing could be done to reverse the condition. At 21, Henry had become blind.

“I got into a depression,” says Henry.

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The next time you want to give up just think about what the people above and a million others go through everyday, and be encouraged.

 

 

RIP: Yvonne Okwara loses her deafblind brother

Media personality Yvonne Okwara is in mourning after losing her brother who has been living with disability known as deafblind, something she had earlier opened up about.

Posting about his death on  instagram she wrote

“I’ve lost my beloved brother! A few years ago, I gained the courage to speak about his disability and our family’s long journey with him. So many of you reached out to me and were kind and empathetic! I thank you. My journey with Albert Okwara is now over, at least in this realm. He left us as peacefully and as quietly as he lived his entire life. My heart is broken, but my memories are full. Goodbye my beloved Albert! Fly with the angels….💔💔”

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She further went ahead to post a poem mourning her brother but being hopeful that she will meet him someday.42598660_481386719040073_2506292207081064661_n

A year ago, she opened about her brother fighting disability

“He is deafblind; Not deaf and blind, deafblind,” she says, admitting that the reason she never speaks about it is because every time she tries to, it only elicits pity, shame and endless questions.

Not that it has ever been a big secret, but everytime I have talked about it, I have earned pity, shame, endless questions about religion and traditional curses, and finally isolation. You see, my brother has a disability.”

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She adds

 “Allow me to introduce you to him. Albert Okwara was born close to 50 years ago. He is deafblind. And yes, it is one word. Not deaf and blind! I talked to the True Love writer about this with no hesitation at all.

It was refreshing and scary to say this on such a public platform.Had never been this open about it.

What followed was great support from readers and also lots of people just thankful that someone else was living with this in the family and was speaking up about it. However, I wasn’t ready.

 I have grown a lot since then and appreciate the platform I have to speak up, share my (and my family’s) journey, if only to give someone hope.”

She narrates as to how her brother became blind.

In the 60s, while expectant, my mother contracted German Measles. It has no symptoms. By the time she was giving birth to her first born son, there were complications. Mental retardation, and deafblindness started to set in.

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KTN presenter Yvonne Okwara earned peanuts in her first job as a waitress

KTN’s Yvonne Okwara is a great example of hard work pays. The sexy TV siren, who prefers a low life away from the limelight, is giving her counterparts a run for their money.

Yvonne Okwara has created a name for herself in the flooded media industry and just like many, she also has a story to tell.

The 35-year-old lady has revealed that her first job was a waitress and earned sh150.

“FIRST JOB WAS AT WALKER’S RESTAURANT AT REINSURANCE PLAZA. WAITRESS. EARNED 150BOB A DAY!,” OKWARA TWEETED.

Yvonne Okwara’s revelation has left many by surprise and just like they say, life is a journey.

Okwara’s follower by the name Disco Volante responded to her tweet and he wrote:

“THE TRENCHES IN HOSPITALITY CAN BE UNFORGIVING! 150 BOB, HII NAIROBI?!”

The sultry media personality went ahead to explain how she would stay till late to clean up the restaurant.

“I KNOW, RIGHT? RESTAURANT OPENED AT 9AM. WE HAD TO BE IN AT 7AM. CLOSED AT 8PM. STAYED TILL 10PM TO CLEAN UP. ALL FOR 150BOB. BUT I LEARNED A LOT. TO RESPECT WAIT STAFF AND DEALING WITH PEOPLE! SMILE GOES A LONG WAY. EARNED MORE IN TIPS THIS WAY!”

Responding to another follower, Yvonne Okwara says that Hard work and humility is key

“MUNGU NI MKUBWA. HARD WORK. HUMILITY. PASSION. PLUS USING EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN IS WHAT IS KEY. THERE IS A LESSON IN EVERYTHING.”

The senior KTN news presenter is married and has in the past interviews talked about her marriage to an older man and ailing brother.

 

KTN TV Presenter Yvonne Okwara finally opens up about her marriage to older husband and deaf-blind brother

Nothing beats the feeling of having a good relationship with your siblings. Sharing a lot in common and being supportive of each other. KTN presenter Yvonne Okwara is among the good siblings, and she is caring and loving to her elder deaf-blind brother Albert Okwara.

Last year, in a lengthy Facebook post, the sexy TV siren narrated how it was like living with a deaf- blind brother. (Below is the emotional story that went viral).

“2 years ago, True Love magazine asked me to be on their cover. Because, I tend keep my life private, I was a bit hesitant but went ahead anyway. Judith Mwobobia was quite the interviewer. It was her questions on my background, however, that I was not ready to deal with. Not that it has ever been a big secret, but everytime I have talked about it, I have earned pity, shame, endless questions about religion and traditional curses, and finally isolation. You see, my brother has a disability. Allow me to introduce you to him. Albert Okwara was born close to 50 years ago. He is deafblind. And yes, it is one word. Not deaf and blind! I talked to the True Love writer about this with no hesitation at all. It was refreshing and scary to say this on such a public platform. Had never been this open about it. What followed was great support from readers and also lots of people just thankful that someone else was living with this in the family and was speaking up about it. However, I wasn’t ready. Perhaps, selfishly so, based on past experience. I have grown a lot since then and appreciate the platform I have to speak up, share my (and my family’s) journey, if only to give someone hope.

“Friends Have Fallen Along The Way,” Yvonne Okwara Talks About Growing Up With A Deafblind Big Brother

Let me start at the beginning. In the 60s, while expectant, my mother contracted German Measles. It has no symptoms. By the time she was giving birth to her first born son, there were complications. Mental retardation, and deafblindness started to set in. She tried everything, no door was unknocked, multiple surgeries, consultations. She talked to every doctor in the country. All of them, including, the professors, told her they had travelled far and wide and had NEVER seen anyone like my brother. That he would not live beyond his 5th birthday. Or his 10th. Nor his 12th. Albert Okwara is still here! 50 years later! What a journey it has been. Friends have fallen along the way, those that could make the choice did so and exited our lives. Called it a curse. To the entire community! I won’t name names but he knows himself!

The world of disability is a lonely one! The road has been lined with tears, pain, dashed hopes. But it has also had wonderful lessons that have made me who I am today! Let me explain, Albert is deafblind. He does not see, speak or hear. His perception of the world has been through his primary caregiver, his mother. My mother! We have cared for him, fed him, clothed him and bathed him for close to 5 decades now. Today the round-the-clock care continues. Many times I have asked myself how different life would be if he had just one of the senses. What would he say to me? About my work? Life choices? Wish he could have been the big brother to shield me from the bullies. Stand behind him when those people in my neighbourhood where I grew up said nasty things (you know who you are). Wished he could have walked me down the aisle. Instead, it was the other way around. I had to grow up fast. Be the ‘big sister’. I bathed him, clothed him and fed him and protected him from the world that has such high levels of ‘perfection’ that it shuns anyone who seems ‘less than perfect’. Sometimes I mourn my lost childhood but it was for a good cause. For a man who is pure. For that is what Albert is. He has seen no evil, heard no evil and uttered no evil. Literally! His soul is pure. No ill will. No malice. And that is why I will fight to the death for him. Sacrifice everything for him. It is my mother to whom I am forever grateful. She could have abandoned him. As some have done. She stayed with him. Nurtured him. Paid the price, sacrificed good jobs in the private sector, opting for a job in the civil service that had flexible hours to allow her care for ‘my son’ That is how she lovingly refers to him. She put all relationships aside because she did not want distractions from the job she believes was given to her by God! Through her I have seen the true meaning of unconditional love.

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KTN News Anchor Yvonne Okwara Brutally Blasts Broke Dudes Who Party Day And Night

Of late, KTN news anchor, Yvonne Okwara has been imparting knowledge to anyone who cares to listen.

From warning young girls from falling for unscrupulous men to relationship advise for those already in long term unions.

Using her Facebook page, she has turned her attention to young men who are self proclaimed party animals who have to turn-up daily or every weekend.

She has advised young girls not to even look at a guy who doesn’t have a vision. Adding, “Think longterm.”

“If you are a single man, you are in your late 20’s- early 30’s and don’t have at least USD 5,000 in your savings account or in any investment asset, then this period in your life is NOT the period to be going to the club, making it rain, popping the bottles, getting turned up or spending your salary taking side-chics to KFC for lunch. This is the period in your life when you should be increasing your income, protecting your savings and laying the foundation for a strong financial destiny for your upcoming wife and kids.”

Yvonne added, “You may object that you want to enjoy your life today, but 10 years from now your wife and kids should not have to suffer due to your failure to think longterm today. 10 years from now, the accumulative amount of money you spend monthly on popping bottles and women will have been enough to pay for your 5 year old kid’s school fees at a good Junior School. Think Longterm.”

Mafans and team mafisi reacted.

Joshua Oyieko: So educative wards not only to the under 30s but to everyone who may want to have good future.

Edwin Pablo Sorin wrote, “Good advice but wait wait USD 5,000 is roughly 500,000 right?half a million to be precise right? With a salary of ksh.50,000,demanding siblings,tough economic times,Njoro yure Randrod bra bra,wazee wa mid 20s tuanze kufikiria biashara jo,kusema tu ukweli.”

Paul Karachia: Be real with the current price of unga how can saving $5000 possible?. For a young man like us in the village

Jared Nyakomita: It is true but unatuingilia sana sisi wanaume.Ladies should also save. It isnt only men who should save.

Fridah Thiauri: Very true indeed but ladies should also be there to help their man fulfil the vision he has direct him n also help each other to invest its possible if their is unity

Tonny Siekei: Did she mean to write Kshs.5000/- or USD 5000!!how many Kenyan’s under 35 years have that kind of money in their accounts!!

Rose Mzera Maina: ukweli wauma but pia ukweli hauozi take it or upuuze utapatana nao mbele na wakati huo wewe utakuwa unajuta na majuto ni mjukuu . so decide

Katua Georges: Not so easy ma dear in this times of unga even u until ufike apo kuolewa drinks ulikua unapelekwa na jamaa kama bro wako na ata wewe ulipeana ikaliwa ukijibu kula yote niyako na labda hao wasee hukuwaalika…so stop this innocence n live as u living in China were u wake up run to the sea pik some probes n make sushi..I got ma eyes on u next week ntasoma kwa gazeti atii..,.

Brian Bspeed Kamadi: Tangu uolewa you have become an instant Mugabe. Kumbe marriage inaleta wisdom hope you will use the same advice ama tutasikia divorce very soon

Kibe Kariuki: I make 10k how would I have 500k by now?? Even if I saved everything and starved my self to death..Kenya is f*cked up..marriage ain’t in my portfolio

Josey Osubo: The chiks side says their husbands cash belongs to both of them..her’s is her’s alone..sadly..remember that.

Cheryl Lyndah wrote: “500k…wow…what about that man who doesnt earn as much as yours.should they rob a bank?????”

Meanwhile if you are in a relationship, here are some pointers from Yvonne to gauge how you are doing…

DID YOU KNOW ??

1. If someone really cares for you like they say they do, they will go out their way to make sure that you stay relevant in their
life.

2. The only people worthy to be in your life are the ones that help you through the hard times and laugh with you after the hard times pass.

3. Research shows daydreaming leads to improved learning, enhanced abilities, greater creativity and increased success.

4. Ages 23 and or 69 are Considered the most happiest ages for both men and women.

5. Within 90 seconds, a woman already knows whether she’s attracted to you or not.

6. Women pay more attention to guys who can make them laugh, this characteristic makes that person more attractive.

‘Stop Showing Off Your Cleavage,’ KTN’s Yvonne Okwara Gives Her CANDID Advice To Single Women On How To Attract a GOOD Men

KTN news anchor Yvonne Okawara recently decided to give her two cents on why some women are single and why they should stop saying that there are no longer good men to date.

The celebrated TV girl is married to Andrew Matole, after they exchanged vows at a private wedding back in December 2014.

According to Okwara, most single ladies she’s met always say that “Good Men are hard to find” something she totally disagrees with, because to her, “Good Men aren’t hard to find, they are just hard to entice and win over.”

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The stunning journalist then went on to expound why she felt that good men are still there, saying that it’s just hard to entice them or get their attention because they don’t get attracted by cosmetics looks.

Yvonne Okwara went on to reveal that men don’t pursue women based on things like showing off cleavage, or winding one’s behind aka twerking;

Trust me, Good Men aren’t hard to find, it is just hard to get their attention. The thing is….Good Men are not easily enticed and don’t respond to all these cosmetic looks that women throw.Dont get me wrong here….
Such men notice such things, but they dont make decisions to pursue a woman based on such things. So…
– wearing some tight clothes
-Showing off your Cleavage
-Winding your Behind
-Posting drama on facebook
May get you the attention of an Ordinary Man, but they won’t land you a Man of Substance.

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The celebrated and down to earth news presenter then went on to give ladies a list of things that will attract the attention of a good man, which has nothing to do with the physical appearance or looks;

To attract the attention of a “Good Man”, you will have to work harder than that. How about showing off…
-your Character instead of your Cleavage
-your Brains instead of your “Behind” and
-your love for God instead of your love for Clothes.

To finish off her dose of truth to single ladies, Yvonne Okwara finished her post by telling women to be more strategic than just beautiful and looking pretty; “To get the attention of a Good Man, be more STRATEGIC than BEAUTIFULL!”

There you have it, single ladies, maybe now you can go out there and try and attract a good man instead of whining the way there aren’t any nice men left to date anymore. Good luck!

“Friends Have Fallen Along The Way,” Yvonne Okwara Talks About Growing Up With A Deafblind Big Brother

KTN news anchor Yvonne Okwara has revealed a very intimate part of her life that many people did not know about.

Yvonne has narrated about growing up with a deafblind big brother, Albert Okwara.

The moving story was posted on her Facebook.

Read what Yvonne wrote,

“2 years ago, True Love magazine asked me to be on their cover. Because, I tend keep my life private, I was a bit hesitant but went ahead anyway. Judith Mwobobia was quite the interviewer. It was her questions on my background, however, that I was not ready to deal with. Not that it has ever been a big secret, but everytime I have talked about it, I have earned pity, shame, endless questions about religion and traditional curses, and finally isolation. You see, my brother has a disability. Allow me to introduce you to him. Albert Okwara was born close to 50 years ago. He is deafblind. And yes, it is one word. Not deaf and blind! I talked to the True Love writer about this with no hesitation at all. It was refreshing and scary to say this on such a public platform. Had never been this open about it. What followed was great support from readers and also lots of people just thankful that someone else was living with this in the family and was speaking up about it. However, I wasn’t ready. Perhaps, selfishly so, based on past experience. I have grown a lot since then and appreciate the platform I have to speak up, share my (and my family’s) journey, if only to give someone hope. Let me start at the beginning.”

She continued, “In the 60s, while expectant, my mother contracted German Measles. It has no symptoms. By the time she was giving birth to her first born son, there were complications. Mental retardation, and deafblindness started to set in. She tried everything, no door was unknocked, multiple surgeries, consultations. She talked to every doctor in the country. All of them, including, the professors, told her they had travelled far and wide and had NEVER seen anyone like my brother. That he would not live beyond his 5th birthday. Or his 10th. Nor his 12th. Albert Okwara is still here! 50 years later! What a journey it has been. Friends have fallen along the way, those that could make the choice did so and exited our lives. Called it a curse. To the entire community! I won’t name names but he knows himself! The world of disability is a lonely one! The road has been lined with tears, pain, dashed hopes. But it has also had wonderful lessons that have made me who I am today! Let me explain, Albert is deafblind. He does not see, speak or hear. His perception of the world has been through his primary caregiver, his mother. My mother! We have cared for him, fed him, clothed him and bathed him for close to 5 decades now. Today the round-the-clock care continues. Many times I have asked myself how different life would be if he had just one of the senses. What would he say to me? About my work? Life choices?

Wish he could have been the big brother to shield me from the bullies. Stand behind him when those people in my neighbourhood where I grew up said nasty things (you know who you are). Wished he could have walked me down the aisle. Instead, it was the other way around. I had to grow up fast. Be the ‘big sister’. I bathed him, clothed him and fed him and protected him from the world that has such high levels of ‘perfection’ that it shuns anyone who seems ‘less than perfect’. Sometimes I mourn my lost childhood but it was for a good cause. For a man who is a pure. For that is what Albert is. He has seen no evil, heard no evil and uttered no evil. Literally! His soul is pure. No ill will. No malice. And that is why I will fight to the death for him. Sacrifice everything for him.

It is my mother to whom I am forever grateful. She could have abandoned him. As some have done. She stayed with him. Nurtured him. Paid the price, sacrificed good jobs in the private sector, opting for a job in the civil service that had flexible hours to allow her care for ‘my son’ That is how she lovingly refers to him. She put all relationships aside because she did not want distractions from the job she believes was given to her by God! Through her I have seen the true meaning of unconditional love. You see it is hard to love someone who can’t show you the love in return. Hard to care for someone who can’t say thank you. But it is a most rewarding experience. My mother has done it without ever tiring! Ever complaining. So why am I speaking now? Because I hope my story will help someone. I don’t have a plan yet for how I am going to use my voice to speak for those who can’t but I am finally brave enough to start with this one step. To parents, siblings of persons with disability, stay the course. We have done it for 50 years. You can too. For those that judge mothers, walk a mile in their shoes first. To fathers who stand by their children with disability, I applaud you! For anyone who just wants to talk, I am here, if for nothing else, just to listen to you. I have been there, I know! For a start, in this new phase of my outreach, I have reached out to friends to help me. One such person is Daddy Owen. So join us on Saturday for the Malaika Awards that celebrates and honours those who are making a difference inspite of their challenges. It will be a celebration! Not a pity party!”