I was an actor too! Gachagua heaps praise on content creators

"I went to launch Bahati's entry into Netflix, he has a good movie."

In Summary
  • The DP said the government will continue involving the young generation to make the most out of their talents.
  • He said he takes so much pride in seeing young people succeed in the creative industry.
Diana Marua, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and musician Kevin Bahati during the launch of their new reality TV show on June 6, 2024.
Diana Marua, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and musician Kevin Bahati during the launch of their new reality TV show on June 6, 2024.
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Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has praised the young people for their creativity in content creation.

The DP said he takes so much pride in seeing young people succeed in the creative industry.

He confessed that growing up, he was an actor and a content creator adding that he relates so well with the young generation.

Gachagua commended musician and actor Kevin Bahati for his entry into Netflix.

On June 6, Bahati and his wife Diana Marua launched their reality TV show dubbed ‘The Bahati Empire’.

"I went to launch Bahati's entry into Netflix, he has a good movie. I saw some people try to attack me because I joined content creators and actors. I was an actor and a content creator, there is nothing you can do about it. Some of these things you will die with them," Gachagua said.

He spoke on Saturday at Nyeri National Polytechnic, during a forum dubbed 'Mayouth Tuwe Set Initiative'.

The DP said the government will continue involving the young generation to make the most out of their talents.

Gachagua said he was proud of the young people because they are vibrant, knowledgeable and encouraging.

"When you spend time with the young people, you leave them a better person. They know much more than we do, more knowledgeable and exposed," he said.

Gachagua said he learns a lot from them and that they deserve to be given attention and respect.

The DP urged the youth to focus on monetising their talents as a solution to ending unemployment.

The Deputy President said under the digital super highway pillar of Kenya Kwanza's Plan, art and creative economy are a priority in turning talent into livelihood.

While saying that great strides have been achieved in the war on illicit brew, drugs and substance abuse, Gachagua asked the youth to exploit their potential to gain from the creative economy, which is thriving.

He stated that the Ruto administration is focused on empowering the youth and creating opportunities in sports and arts sub-sectors.

At the event attended by thousands of youths, the Deputy President was accompanied by a host of leaders and youthful politicians led by the chairperson of Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association Gitonga Mukunji, also the MP for Manyatta Constituency.

Music artist and content creator Bahati was also present.

The new reality TV show revolves around Bahati and his family.

Bahati and his wife Diana became the first Kenyan couple to feature their reality show on the streaming service. 

The official premiere of the reality show took place on Netflix on Friday, June 7.

Different Kenyan celebrities from the entertainment industry graced the event.

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