Yvonne Mumbi, the celebrated singer behind the hit singles Stop the war and Nchi Yetu, fascinated hundreds of guests as 500 Pivot Point Hair and Beauty School diploma graduates were released to the beauty market.
With sheer energy, the former United Nations employee worked out the crowd — gathered at Louis Leakey auditorium, National Museum, Nairobi — with her well-choreographed Korean Show Ocean concert.
It was pomp and colour as the beauticians were honoured during the Friday ceremony presided over by Mary Kimonye, the Chief Executive Officer, Brand Kenya.
In her speech, Kimonye urged the young graduates to focus on making the best of their talent for their own good and for the development of Kenya’s economy.
“The beauty industry is a delicate one and you need to practice resilience to make it,” she urged.
Nancy Wettstein, the founder and director of the leading chain of beauty schools, urged the students to practice with professionalism, to be positive in life and diligence in order to be successful.
Pivot Point has produced over 25,000 beauticians and top models among them former Miss Universe crown holder Rachael Marete who is now a celebrity red carpet TV host in Los Angeles, Miami, US. A number of Pivot Point graduates occupy top beauty jobs in the United Emirates while dozens now run their enterprises across the country.