Kenyan actress and model, Brenda Wairimu has finally ended months of anxiety by revealing her mystery project.
The long awaited project is a video profiling her career progress in acting and modelling dubbed â€˜Being Brenda: Believe, Begin, Becomeâ€™.
The 23-year-old views the clip asÂ a guide to see gauge her growth career wise, since joining the industry. â€œWanted something that will help analyze if Iâ€™m heading towards becoming what I want or not with everything I have done so farâ€ she noted in one of her teases.
With barely two years in acting, Brenda Wairimu has been involved in some major TV project. She debuted in the TV scene a â€˜Sharrifaâ€™ in a drama series â€˜Changing Timesâ€™.
Her character was a poor girl who tried to fit and blend in with her rich friends for fear of rejection, a role which earned her a nomination to for the Kalasha TV and Film Awards.
Brendaâ€™s second role as an actress was in Mali, â€˜Kenyas first soap operaâ€™ airing on NTV, as Lulu. According to her, Lulu was an exact opposite of Sharrifa; a spoilt rich girl. She enjoyed taking up the role the contrasting roles immediately after the other as they posed a good challenge and a chance to show her abilty to fit in diverse roles.
After Mali, Brenda landed one of the lead roles in MTVâ€™s Africa big hit TV series, Shuga. She played Dala; a 22 year old communications student.
According to the MTVâ€™s Shuga profile, Dala is â€œstylish, trendy, and says things like they are. She is Attractive but original, she loves to socialize and is Leoâ€™s girlfriend. The only problem with Dala is that she drinks too much when she parties.â€
Brenda Wairimu says her modelling career came by chance. â€œModelling was a fluke, it was not something plannedâ€ she states. She states that she only took someone to take pictures but ended up taking some as well and that is how it all started.
So far the â€˜flukeâ€™ has not been disappointing as she got attractive deals, her first being print adverts for â€˜Cadbury S.M.Sâ€™ promotion thereafter being a brand ambassador for Alcott Kenya which she says gave her a lot of exposure.
She has featured in a series of local and international magazines and fashion spreads including Salon, Insyder, Love, Drum and New Yorkâ€™s Dream Biglss.
Brenda Wairimu appreciates giving back to the society and helping the less fortunate.
â€œI think itâ€™s only fair if you have all the opportunitiesâ€“maybe not all, but youâ€™re fortunate enough to have some opportunitiesâ€“then itâ€™s only fair that you give backâ€
She is involved in a couple of charity work like being an ambassador for Computers For Growth, which helps students from not so well off schools with computers in order to have â€˜a level playing field so they can at least compete with students from other schools who have these facilities.â€™
Brenda and a couple of her friends also run an organisation called â€˜Cool For Schoolâ€™ which provides re-usable sanitary towels to less fortunate students.
The young actress hopes for a great future as she sums up the 5-minute clip with:
â€œI donâ€™t want to be a fortune teller but what I know is I Believed and I Began so I just want to have Become in 10 years and just be B.â€-zuqka.com