Her name is not new to the Kenyan film industry and her face brings back many memories. When she entered it, Kenya’s film industry was at its infancy and struggling to break through. Today, the Country Queen actress is a woman reborn out of the ashes. Like many, she has a past, although hers gets darker at a certain corner. Molested as a child, coerced into an abortion as a teenager, and the subsequent fallout with her father, launched her into depression and an attempt to take her own life. However, when you know and feel something in your gut, nothing can stand in your way when it calls you home. Like the waters called to Moana, acting called to her heart and soul. With her debut in ‘Dangerous Affair’, a Kenyan film, starring alongside Serah Mwaniki and Leonard Ogembo, Nini has gone on to have an incredible career, whose apex has been starring in the hit Netflix Series, ‘Country Queen’. Although the skeletons in her closet have long healed, she has been keen and intentional in her journey as a mother. She is set on ensuring that her relationship with 21-year-old Manuela, is nothing like what she had. That they can have open communication as opposed to fear. This actor, mother, and environmentalist set her heart on film and never looked back. Take a page from her book.
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February 20, 2024