There is an unspoken rule inside the world of celebrity writing; you have to be a big name to write about the stars of the world.
But Harun Momanyi has effectively banished this presumptuous notion, hawking almost unnoticeable into the world of celebrity writing.
Momanyi epitomizes all the hallmarks of a great lifestyle and entertainment writer. And can undeniably pride himself in being the first African writer to work with top Hollywood director Hannah Lux Davis on a full blog feature. The Los Angeles based director has worked with big names in the music industry, including Nick Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne, Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Demi Lovato and other highly acclaimed artistes. Her videos have been nominated for and won MTV Music Video Awards. She made the viral MTV EMA 2014 advert which featured Nicki Minaj.
This is a great milestone for a Kenyan writer who has made his way up to the top by sheer determination and passion in a field where many have terribly failed in making an impact.
A blogger who is focused on sharing inspiring stories from Africa, Momanyi is looking to make impact and stand out amongst his generation.
The budding writer has also interviewed MTV EMA award winning band Sauti Sol, Yemi Alade, Vanessa Mdee, K.O, Eddy Kenzo and other top African acts.
His most recent success was featuring actress Brandi Alyssa Young, who appeared on SNL alongside Adele, Chance The Rapper, Lorde and Ryan Gosling.
CNN’s digital newsdesk editor Faith Karimi, who has worked with Momanyi before, once described him as an ambitious young man whose passion and love for craft stands out.
His most recent interviewee is Susan Bennett, famously known for being the voice of Apple’s Siri. The Atlanta based voice actress has been featured in films alongside Samuel.L.Jackson and Zooey Deschanel.
While fame is a form of power that many would regard as mysteriously unachievable, Harun Momanyi is defying odds and quickly keeping pace with the world’s top entertainment writers.
He is a literal example of the pay that comes with hard work and should be a model that other young Kenyans should strive to emulate.