Kenya’s Independent Lynn Ngugi is over the moon as she makes it to BBC’s top 100 women in the world in 2021. Lynn could not hide her joy anymore since this is a huge achievement. Only few African women made it to the list. Lynn has achieved a lot considering the challenges that Independent journalists undergo here in Kenya. She formerly worked for tuko on covering stories before she decided to quit to establish her brand. Her stories have been touching a lot of lives and inspiring Kenyans. She managed to get close to 300k subscribers in just a few months and her videos get hundreds of thousands of views every week.
I am not even going to lie right now, I never thought I would be in this category. How?I mean, who would have thought I would one day be acknowledged among other 99 influential women globally?To God be the gloryThank you so much to the entire BBC team for thisDedicating this to each and everyone of you. Thank you for believing in me. For walking with me, and for trusting me with your stories.Congratulations
to all the women in this list. It’s an honor to be among you. SHE WROTEAki leo wacheni tu nifurahieThank you LordNot sure I will ever get over this dayFew days ago, someone asked me why I love doing what I do, and I proudly replied, “because my work offers me the ability to tell our own stories in an authentic manner and with no shameToday was amazing( still)I hope we can all be inspired, reset our mind and help reinvent the society together.Also, seeing myself next to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was in itself a dream come true.Thank you so much God and the entire team at BBC for this.Together, we will change the world. SHE ADDED.
Her Exclusive Interview With BBC’ S Peter Okwoche.
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Lynn Ngugi was on December 22 in an exclusive interview with BBC journalist Peter Okwoche. This was her first interview with International Media BBC. She explained her take on digital content creators as well as the videos she covers. According to the journalist, her videos are successful because she covers stories from people from the same community hence others can as well relate. Lynn is very bold and covers her stories with dignity without any discrimination. She also advised content creators who are getting it tough to succeed online not to give up.