•Molding is the extra touch meant to enhance the aesthetics
• Alex was a casual laborer earning 400kshs per day.
Alex David, popularly known as Prezzo the king of moldings, is one you would easily put off if judging a book by its cover is your go-to mantra until he casually mentions the influential people, that he has worked with in building their dream homes.
In an interview with Lynn Ngugi, Alex mentioned he has molded the President's elect house in Karen, Francis Atwoli's home in Kajiado, and the office of the governor in Mandera county, among others.
In case you are wondering what molding is, it is the extra touch given to add to the aesthetics of the interior and exterior of the house it can be on the walls, flower beds, or pillars.
It was not always so, nor was he born with a silver platter on his hand he was a casual laborer earning 400kshs per day.
Molding is not something most people were open to, mainly because they did not understand what it was all about.
He says his dad played a major role in bringing out the hidden talent as he was a sculptor and used to do the final touches e.g., smoothening, to enhance the art.
Alex later got an opportunity in Mombasa, at mamba village, to work on the beautifully sculpted Mamba's the place has to offer.
He later returned to Nairobi, where a woman in Kitengela gave him a chance after he did a window sample for her.
His request was 500ksh per day, but the woman agreed to pay him 1000ksh on a daily basis, Alex was over the moon, to say the least.
Though things didn't materialize in the snap of a finger, as they say, the rest is history.
Alex is currently undertaking eight sites across the country from working solo, he now has a team of 40 employees and is a landowner in Kitengela.