Azziad Nasenya was introduced to the world, barely aged 19, a young campus girl who broke the glass ceiling to become one of Kenya´s most admired and sought-after dancer.
Well, she just turned 20 years of age but her 19th year was nothing close to what she expected. One that opened the world to her but one that equally saw her get trampled upon by the same world which did not believe in her dream.
A dream she always had since she was a kid – a dream to appear before the TV screens. A dream she might have just achieved through her acting TV role on ´Selina´ but a dream that she feels needs to be pursued more.
Through her Instagram pages, the 20-year old dashing beauty recalled how back in the days, her primary school teachers had taken note of her inborn talent in the acting industry.
A time she was still young to understand why she had to pursue that path and not something different. But the flame and the dream in her kept burning to date.
Since I was a kid, I have always wanted to be on the screen. This is still the dream that I am working to pursue.
All the way from Primary my teachers were able to spot my talents even before I did and I guess that gave me a lot of psyche and determination to keep on keeping on.
She worked through what others had seen in her that she hadn´t yet. The psych and determination kept her going, never quitting but never admitting that she was any better than everyone else.
Through her journey, she has encountered a fair share of setbacks. She has been called ´overrated´, ´lacking talent´, ´not up to the fight´ as critics tried every means possible to see her give up on her dream, crumble and disappear in thin air.
I have never been a quitter..not that Iam perfect, no. I am still struggling to find my right path..but one thing I was taught is to always be a fighter…and I believe that has helped me achieve the little success that is coming my way.. ‘She is overrated’, they say, ‘She ain’t talented’, they add. ‘She will wear off’, some pray, and many more that I may not be able to quote…
All this saw her ¨cry herself to sleep…tossing and turning each night asking the Almighty what she had done to deserve all this¨ she said.
¨At only 19 seeking and asking how cruel the world could be against an innocent soul…¨ she continued.
But after several dark days of blaming herself and doubting that she was set for this path, the Queen rose up, wiped off her tears and decided that it was time to work.
…but after several days of darkness and blaming myself and doubt..I wiped the tears and decided that it’s time to work.
They say it is in failure that we achieve success. So is it in picking up the stones that have been thrown at you and using them to build your Queendom – in this case. That is exactly what happened to Azziad.
Those same words that were thrown my way gave me motivation to work Harder and God Gave me the strength to push even further.
Well, here I am, turning 20 this Tuesday 16th and still living that old dream I had since I was a kid.
As she turns 20 years of age today, Tuesday, June 16, Azziad articulated:
I have not gotten there but my journey just started😍🙏🏽 Your dreams are valid don’t you ever give up.
Powerful words that I believe don´t need explaining. Words that speak of a lioness who was once bitten but arose amidst pitch darkness, with a light from within, determined to light up the world around her and for those that can´t take it, they can only pack up and leave. Because well, her territory has now been marked.
Happy 20th birthday to Azziad Nasenya!