13 year-old Professional Gymnast Wendy Waeni has revealed how Comedian Eric Omondi changed her life.
In a post seen by Pulselive.co.ke, Waeni disclosed that Omondi was the first person to give her a paid gig that saw her earn Sh20K.
Waeni, who is also the UNICEF Champion for Childrens Rights Ambassador, mentioned that the comedian gave her a platform to showcase her skills at untamed 1.
“The 2nd person am celebrating is this God sent human called @ericomondi. As an artist the most memorable thing is your first day to perform and get paid..isn't it..?? Well,i met him at Nyayo Stadium the same day I met Mzazi,Eric was on preparation of the "Eric Omondi Untamed 1" which was in a weeks’ time, Eric noticed me and insisted that I must perform on his show,could i have said no..????.To cut the long story short,Eric gave me the 1st platform to perform,and this God sent human paid us 20k (aaaaaw that was huuuge Eric) ,it will always be historic to me” reads part of Wendy Waeni’s post.
Wendy who recently joined High school, showered Omondi with praises on how he has been instrumental in her success since their first interaction.
Eric Omondi untamed 1
“Thank you Eric for believing in me. Thank you for the many platforms you've given me since then.I celebrate you and will always do .You were the 1st person to give me a platform to perform and pay me..!!! Isn't that amazing ??. That little thing you did Eric means alot to me,it opened many doors,you are amazing bro,i celebrate you and will always do . Performing alongside you gave me this sense of "kumbe anything is possible in this world" ,. I never knew the "small" platform you gave me was a "key" to prepare me to perform for the High and Mighty's of this world..!!.Thankyou Eric for preparing me to face and conquer the world..!!You will always be respected, yes always" added Waeni.
The former Churchill show comedian responded saying; “But this is just the beginning...You have the greatest future...You are a STAR”.
The young UNICEF ambassador has been appreciating people who believed in her dream and helped her scale up the ladder.
Waeni to Mzazi Willy Tuva
In a previous post, Waeni had sent her gratitude to Radio Citizen’s Mzazi Willy M Tuva for also being part of her career success.
“@mzaziwillytuva, ooh Lord, where do I start, about 4yrs ago, it was a sunny tuesday afternoon at Nyayo Stadium, I and my team were on our normal hustles, then a heaven sent Angel in the name of Mzazi was doing a recording of his show (Mambo Mseto) at Nyayo Stadium and from a distance he saw me doing Gymnastics and he came straight to where we were doing our thing, believe me in less than 1 week I was all over on TV's for interviews, Mzazi, Thank you for believing in me,” she wrote.