Secular artiste Nadia Mukami has in an exclusive interview with Mpasho said that she used to be a sales girl before she became well known.
Before venturing into music I used to sell phones and I also did other promotional jobs on Moi Avenue. I sold credit cards and was also a salesperson for shoes. I am a very good sales person that is why I am able to sell my music.
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She added that at some point a person she worked with told her she could never be a celeb as she did not have hips nor the body for it.
He did not believe in me because I was very tiny. I was so disappointed mpaka nishazoea. He BLUNTLY told me, ‘You don’t have the curves and it hurt me but I decided that I would handle it.’ I have become immune to critics and nay Sayers.
In the past secular artiste Vivian had also said that she used to hawk stuff to make ends meet.
I have done a lot of activation’s for companies and supermarkets. I also sold cutlery on the streets I did it once and I sold everything that day. I was working for a company that paid very little commission. That is one thing that discouraged me otherwise I have always been aggressive.
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She added that doing such jobs humbles you.
Its difficult you really have to humble yourself. I had studied marketing but I had to settle for that job. I decided to try and see what comes out of it. It’s important to embrace opportunities.