In an era of moral decadence, misplaced priorities, tendencies of outright rebellion among the youth and a lack or role models, it’s hard for many people to succeed in life. Some parents have abandoned their responsibility of bringing up their children in an honorable way. That’s why we are having rising cases of young ones being caught up in awkward situations; be it while getting intoxicated or engaging in sexual activities.

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Kenyan celebrities have a huge responsibility in influencing the masses; showing young people what matters in life. Giving them advice on what they should do right in order to succeed in life. Through social media, interactions with young people, celebrities have become quite an inspiration to many people’s lives.

I talked to some of them on the best advice they got from their parents, something that has largely played a part in who they are today.

From the newly engaged Sarah “Tanya” Hassan to Citizen TV’s Anne Kuguta, this is what they had to say.

1. Terryanne Chebet


“There’s a couple but I think the most important for me was to realize the importance of reading and to always be curious,” she says. Terryanne is one of the best TV personalities in Kenya. Currently a senior news anchor at Citizen TV, she has interviewed top Kenyan politicians – including President Uhuru kenyatta, and attended major international conferences. Apart from that, she is a successful business woman and a mother. Terryanne is one of the most influential public figures in the country today.

2. Ben Omol (Programmes Controller, Kiss FM)


Ben comes across as a hard working gentleman. He’s in charge of the day-to-day running of Kiss FM, the best English Urban radio station in Kenya. Kiss FM is home to top presenters; think of Shaffie Weru, Lynda Nyangweso, Kalekye Mumo, Chipukeezy, Adelle Onyango and others.

“Go to school,” he tells me as he rushes to a meeting. “They told me to never stop learning,” he adds. Clearly for him, things have worked well since Kiss FM is an iconic brand.

3. Charity Mwangi (Miss World Kenya 2015)


You’ve probably seen her in the Sauti Sol video “Shake Yo BamBam,” a hit song that is playing on TV and radio stations across the continent. She happens to be the newly crowned Miss World Kenya. The gorgeous, brainy lady is going to represent Kenya in China on December 19th at the Miss World finals.

“Be kind. You can never go wrong with kindness,” she quotes her mum. This is a universally acceptable way of co-existence that will also work best for you.

4. Anerlisa Muigai


Anerlisa is a fast-rising CEO, the daughter of Keroche Breweries proprietor Tabitha Karanja. She runs her own company, Nero, which produces branded water. Her mom has won several awards, including the CNBC Business Woman of the Year in 2014 and has been passing practical knowledge to her. Anerlisa says that the best advice she has ever gotten from her mum is that “beauty is from the inside not outside and to always be humble. Put God first before everything.”

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The gorgeous lady seems to be putting this into practice and it has worked really well for her as her business is thriving.

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