The Igbo say if a child washes her hands she can eat with the Kings.
Kamene Goro is an accidental journalist who is lapping up the spotlight while leaving a string of achievements not to mention admirers in her wake.
Two years ago Kamene was a 21 year University of Nairobi Law student. She is now a Senior Anchor at EbruTV who also hosts two hour-long content-intensive talk shows per week.
I met her at Java Junction for a chat over masala tea (me) and vanilla milkshake (her) and it was a laugh-a-minute conversation with her various personalities peeking out and her brains shining through.
She strutted into Java in a low cut pink top complimented with an afro-necklace on her cleavage, fitting knee-length black skirt which hugged her very voluptuous curves, pink high heels with a Masaai-ankle bracelet and spotting cornrows, big shades, many bracelets, a man watch and impeccably done very long nails.
Our chat began with the professional, then went into the personal and goofy…
ModerateKenyan: Describe yourself.
Kamene: Firework. Phoenix. Indelible.
ModerateKenyan: How would your friends describe you.
Kamene: (laughs for long) Crazy.
ModerateKenyan: Your enemies.
Kamene: (pauses..cocks head to one side..) I do not have enemies. I am simple nice chic to all.
ModerateKenyan: Most important person.
Kamene: Simplest question. My mum. My baby sis.
ModerateKenyan: Most important thing.
Kamene: My career. I am in love with my job.
ModerateKenyan: Happiest moment in your life so far.
Kamene: (thinks..) I have had so many (laughs). Last year I had worked daily for 4 months straight. Took a break, went to the coast by myself. It was magical…view of the sea, the sunrise in bed. I love space and air. Thinking of it is giving me goosebumps. (laughs…)
ModerateKenyan: Most difficult moment in your life so far.
Kamene: Career going up. My relationship with long-time boyfriend going south. Having to pick between the two. It was terrible. It had to be done. No regrets. Just lessons.
ModerateKenyan: Favourite music, food, colour.
Kamene: I love colour. Yellow, black, I can wear a rainbow (laughs). White rice should be banned! Hate it. Everything else I will eat. I can cook very well. Broad taste in music. It dependents on my mood.
ModerateKenyan: What can you not live the house without.
Kamene: My phone. We are in a relationship (laughs). Crazy about Instagram…need pics.
ModerateKenyan: What is on your bucket list.
Kamene: Hahahahaha. Too crazy to say. Hahahaha. The PG list is sky diving, scuba diving, visit Tomorrow land and also go to Jamaica.
ModerateKenyan: Random things you would like to share.
Kamene: I LOVE books. I am a member of the 4/20 movement (we laugh and fist bump). I have 5 tattoos (I stare and she laughs), in concealable spaces (more laughs).
*her phone rings…it is her boss…asking about her Just the facts talk show..*
Kamene: I have to go. Work calls.
And she struts out like she walked in.
Confident in her brains, personality, skin and curves.
One to watch. Literally and figuratively.
GOD BLESS KENYA!
Photos – Kamene’s.