The second edition of the Creatives Week was held from Tuesday July 11 to Thursday July 13 to celebrate entrepreneurship, innovation, performing art, dance and visual arts, through exhibitions and performances. The week-long series of activities offers a platform for students to showcase their work and various talents, and culminates in the Campus Choice Awards, which were held in the auditorium on Thursday, July 13.
The week also featured talks by Mr. Chris Diaz (Marketing Director - Bidco Africa), alumna Ms. Adelle Onyango (Radio host and poet) and Mr. Michael Kennedy Claver, a recording artist and owner of record label - Pacho Entertainment.
Mr. Diaz encouraged students to venture into entrepreneurship and seek to fill a market gap as the starting point to building a successful business. He also spoke about how Bidco Africa creates agribusiness opportunities for students through their sunflower farming program.
Ms. Onyango urged her audience to select careers based on their drive and passion, using her own media experiences as a reference. She urged them to take risks and believe in themselves.
Mr. Claver provided an overview on the current state of the entertainment industry in East Africa, and what he does to manage the disruption the music industry is currently going through. He also offered insights into his creative process as an artiste.
Creatives celebrated at three-day event
- Written by Sheila Njeri Kimani & Antonio Longangi