Former Tahidi High actor Joni Kirwa born Albert Kimani has advised fellow creatives who are struggling not to give up but trust in God.
The actor talked about how the livelihood of every citizen has been altered due to covid-19 pandemic.
His word of encouragement followed months after various actors pleaded with Kenyans to come to their help after opening up on challenges they faced.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown a spanner in the works. Life has literally been turned upside down across the board. Businesses are closing, companies restructuring, taxes are going up, people are losing their jobs.
We are in unprecedented and challenging times. However, we must move forward and soldier on. Giving up is not an option. We must keep looking for other opportunities. When one door closes another one opens. We must also have faith and trust that God is always watching over us,” he said.
Joni together with his colleagues from the Tahidi High show were left to struggle after the unprepared discontinuity of the show.
Most of them could not adjust quickly to the new reality. Joni advised all of them to keep encouraging each other and all will be well.
“I have been following Omosh’s story, I am happy that his cry for help was appropriately responded to. I also saw Miss Morgan’s interview, she looks good. She has conquered the depression.
I am happy to see that she is now getting new roles. This is encouraging. I also saw that my long-time friend, Mr Dennis Mugo aka OJ, is vying for a parliamentary seat in Embu. This is good. This is encouraging. I wish him all the best. Please vote for him,” he added.
Joni added that it’s time for the media to start highlighting success stories of creatives and refrain from the sad stories.
“Please also highlight them with the same magnitude. Do not wait for us to “fall from grace” give us our flowers and success cards when we are doing well,” he said.
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