Benard Ndong’ was almost giving up a career in media when his breakthrough came just before he resigned from Royal Media Services He started his internship at KBC where he failed to secure a permanent job due to his appearance at the time. It’s after that he learned the importance of one’s physical appearance, especially in media.
He then tried his chance at KTN through registering for the first season of The Presenter show but Unfortunately, he froze during one of his performances and the panel adviced him to try his luck elsewhere. During the time ,Janet Mbugua was part of the panel interviewing contestants for The Presenter and hardly did they know they would later meet at RMS.
Despite having a contact at NTV Bernard’s effort to join the station failed and after his graduation, he got an offer at Royal Media Service to join Mulembe FM as a salesperson.
He was not willing but Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja who is his friend at the time encouraged him to give it a shot. He adviced him to dress like an anchor, talk like an anchor and walk like an anchor. Sakaja also explained to him the importance of appearance despite being called for a sales job.
Months later, an opportunity opened up and Citizen TV was looking for a sports anchor. Ndong’ decided to give it a trial and go for a screen test and the feedback took longer than he expected. At this time he had promised himself that if it did not go through, he would give up looking for an anchoring job.
One day, he was typing his resignation letter at a cyber cafe, Mike Okinyi called him to share the good news that he had earned a promotion to become a sports anchor at the giant media company.
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