•"I worked on a program BBC What's New that inspires the youth in Africa to reach for the stars and everything is possible through the stories we told,'' - Makena Njeri
Former Tahidi High actress Makena Njeri says people thought she was crazy for resigning from her lucrative job at BBC.
Makena quit her job at BBC after working for the company for three years.
Speaking in an interview with Bikozulu, Makena revealed, "People thought I was crazy. Many asked 'How do you leave the BBC?'. It was scary for me but my family, friends and colleagues were like you cannot leave the BBC. Just take a sabbatical leave and do something. There were different reactions but for me, it was bigger than that."
At the time of her resigning she took to her social media to announce the news to her fans.
''Every beautiful story has a beginning and a powerful ending. This has been my journey working at the BBC for the last three years!
I have been built as a journalist in a way I never imagined. Challenged to think different and talk to a global audience in every story I reported on.
I worked on a program BBC What's New that inspires the youth in Africa to reach for the stars and everything is possible through the stories we told,'' read part of her post.
After leaving her job at BBC Makena launched her own beer brand in support of the LGBT community.
While showcasing the Bold beer Makena said the drink will always remind people to be bold and change the lives of the LGBT community.
"When the time is right everything falls into place.
I went to the amazing 254 breweries to ask if they would be BOLD enough to make a beer that will change the lives of many people in the community because this will be a reminder that every time you choose to be bold the universe dances to your tune! I have tasted the bold beer and I have to say is freaking BOLD !
Today I present to the world the Bold beer, everytime you purchase this work of art you will be changing someone’s life and guess what we will drink it together today at the Bold N Proud hangout," she wrote.
Since her interview on TED x Parklands, Makena has been on top gear in fighting for the rights of the LGBT community.
Coming out and declaring that she is gay has helped her fight for gay rights without fear of backlash from the public.
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