Hundreds of CHSS students participated in the inaugural university of Nairobi talent day held on March 12, 2021.
The fulfilled event attracted more than 500 students and staff at Taifa hall with more than 500 keenly following online via YouTube.
DVC Academic Affairs Prof. Ogeng’o said, “‘The definition of a world-class University is inclusive of a concentration of talents and diversity.”
Various talents were showcased in Music, poetry, narrations, ICT, engineering innovations and art. Speaking during the event, VC, Prof. Stephen Kiama said, “ This is a chance for students and staff to showcase what they are good at and I hope we can nurture such talents going forward.”
“This is a first of many. From this day, this will be an annual event, that will start from each college holding its Talent day and then the winners can battle it out at the main event.’ The VC added.
Master Piranha, an alumnus of UoN curtain-raised for the students by performing his song about the University. Faith Naliaka opened the stage by singing her own composition and performed, Beyonce’s Brown skin girl in Kiswahili.
Jesse Mbuthia performed with a guitar, Amondi Were and Beryl Mengich caught the participants’ attention with their powerful performances on Music.
In ICT and Engineering Innovation, Joseph, a 4th year Electrical Engineering student took the audience through an improved system of Students Management Information System- an innovation he tagged ingenious- challenging what the institution currently has.
Karanja Abundant, a first year student In Urban Planning took the audience through his innovation of a device that uses infrared technology that can detect the number of people boarding Public service vehicles and automatically alerts NTSA when they carry more passengers than they are allowed.
Feelamu by Moses Munene, a Masters student presented an innovation of a platform for videos on-demand. The videos are accessible on any device/gagdet at a fee of Kshs. 400 on 4 devices. He has commercialized the innovation.
Christiano Mutua wowed the audience by narrating a section of the constitution word for word, Faith Mueni, Sylvia and Betty took to narrations in Kamba and Kiswahili respectively. Laban and his friend tickled the crowd by acting as ‘News presenters’ and they delivered excellently.
Taekwondo, Boxing club, Group and solo dances, Weight lifting and different forms of Art are other categories that were represented by excellent and outstanding performances.
The judges comprised of students and staff named winners and runners up in each category and congratulated all that took time to perform. They all echoed the same message, talent day was a build up to the UoN Cultural week.