Senior Experience Class get a motivational talk from William Nanjero, Manager- Sol Generation

By Caleb Mukhwana

On Wednesday, May 8, 2022, a group of students from the Senior Experience (SENEX) class had a rare opportunity to interact with and hear from one of USIU-Africa’s alumnus, Mr. William Nanjero. Mr. Nanjero was invited by the Placement and Career Services (PACS) to speak to students during one of PACS’ routine career talks where students are taught about career readiness and other labour market dynamics.

Mr. Nanjero took the students through his career journey since his days at USIU-Africa between 2001 and 2004, when he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration. He later proceeded to get an MBA from Greenwich University in London. Nanjero is a digital financial expert of high repute, who is currently consulting for the IFC in the banking sector, mobile network operators and Fintechs. As the Manager at Sol Generation, Nanjero is the force behind the success of Sauti Sol. These successes, he asserts, come because of real passion, dedication and a great team to work with.

The students were pleasantly surprised to discover that Nanjero is a renowned triathlete dating back to his USIU-Africa days. He holds the title of the first Kenyan long-distance triathlete to qualify for the All Africa Games. This, he insisted, was an important aspect of his college life. He used the opportunity to encourage students to join various co-curricular activities present on campus as this helps them to usefully unwind as well as develop talents. Nanjero’s prowess in the entertainment industry has kept him at Sol Generation’s helm where he works with a team to improve people’s lives by providing quality and engaging entertainment.

Talking about finding one’s purpose, he impressed that goals can only be achieved when there is clarity, good plans have been made and one has learnt to embrace failure in the process. He encouraged students to embrace teamwork, find mentors and deliberately invest in their wellbeing as a foundation for sure success. He challenged students to start investing in building careers they like, in order to enjoy the future. This he said with a final quote; “if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

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