‘Life in Kangemi slums wasn’t easy’ – Shix Kapienga speaks after landing major role

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 29 Nov, 2023 20:07 | 2 mins read
Shix Kapienga. PHOTO/Instagram (@shixkapienga)

Actress Shix Kapienga landed major acting roles in a new drama series and a local movie which all premiered this November.

Speaking to the media, Shix expressed her excitement about her career being on an upward trajectory while also at the same time reminiscing about the tough life she endured before her big break in the industry.

The actress offered a glimpse into her remarkable rise from zero to hero and how poverty was part of her motivation in making it in life.

Shix Kapienga recognized the hardships early on in life having been born and raised in the Kangemi neighbourhood which tested her resilience on a daily basis.

"Life wasn't easy in Kangemi, and I knew I had to work harder to achieve more in life," she said.

Determined to break free from the constraints of the ghetto life, Shix set out to carve her own path through hard work and determination and her journey led her to the world of theatre where she poured her heart and soul into every performance.

"Every day was a hustle; I didn't want to rely solely on my parents. Theatre became my sanctuary until the day I landed a role in the iconic Nairobi half-life and Beba Beba," she recounted.

Growing up in an area where all odds were stacked against her, Shix emphasized the role of faith in her success, attributing her journey to becoming a Kenyan star as nothing short of divine intervention.

"Becoming a Kenyan star is in God's hands," she affirmed, emphasizing the spiritual aspect of her ascent to stardom.

Recently, Shix Kapienga, alongside fellow talents Dorea Chege, Pascal Tokodi, and Azziad Nasenya, secured key roles in the Startimes Pink Ladies show.

The series, airing on StarTimes since November 6, unfolds the lives of four single women - Trizah (Shix Kapienga), Cecilia (Azziad Nasenya), Anne (Dorea Chege), Stephanie (Brenda Gesare), and Charlie (Pascal Tokodi).

The Pink Ladies series explores the intricacies of life, friendship, relationships, career, and finances.

After debuting on the star-studded Pink Ladies, Shix made a grand entry on the cinema screens with the Kiza movie.

Kiza, a Kenyan film that debuted on November 24, casts Shix and Robert Ag'eng'o as the lead characters.

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