School of Management and Commerce Talent Day
Talent days are fun and give students an opportunity to showcase their special skills. Onstage performances in singing, dancing, reciting spoken word and acting, give students an opportunity to be celebrated by their peers. With this as a motivation, Strathmore School of Management and Commerce (SMC) hosted its first ever talent day event with several students showcasing their talents.
The spectacular display of musical gifting seemed to carry the day with a good number of the student presenters exercising their vocals by taking on the high musical notes. Among these were superb performances by powerful vocalists Georgina Karanu, Charles Ngatia, and Ian & Mark, who delivered without playback. Dancers such as Erica, Betty and Ian, and Morris & Raphael gave great performances too. However, it was the spoken word performers who took the crowd by storm and emerged as winners of the event’s coveted grand prize. Elly Oduk and Patcy did an excellent job in this. Hadithi on the other hand wowed the audience with his well-articulated Swahili spoken word and was voted the best performer for the day.
In a bid to link the industry with the students, the event offered a platform for students to meet and learn from talented people in the arts and entertainment industry in Kenya. Strathmore alumni graced the occasion and gave a candid talk on their experience in performing arts. The team included directors, script writers and actors Mike Njeru, Maureen Koech and TLC next big presenter contestant & actor Charlie Karumi.
Not left behind were also; Capital FM’s – DJ Stretch who is also an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya; music producer – Cedrick Kadenyi; film production manager – Iman Mueke; and musician – Bencyco, who shared their experiences and tackled questions from the inquisitive students. The pertinent question to the guests was why popular as opposed to good music and performances, are given massive airplay at our local TV and radio stations. Well, good musicians were encouraged to strive to be popular!
SMC is committed to giving students an opportunity to express themselves and be celebrated in academic and non-academic fronts of life. The school envisions to produce self-confident, creative and all round students.