On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, Dj Pierra Makena revealed that she was stuck at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) following flight cancellations over coronavirus.
Taking to Instagram to share her frustration, the disc jockey cum actress filmed her ordeal as she waited for hours before being advised to take a flight to South Africa.
“So my flight is cancelled. That is after 2hrs of waiting and two more of trying to reschedule. So @turkishairlines is giving me an option to be taken to Johannesburg or wait for 2 days. Seems like I’ll be here for 2 more days. God help,” she wrote at Tom Bradley International Terminal.
She later added: “So far so good.... stuck here at the hotel and despite having a crazy day....there is a ray of hope... Another Turkish airline has left...I feel so bad... I can get to Istanbul but I can't get to Nairobi...so I have decided to go to New York and try to get a direct to NBO. Kenya airways.... Please God help! I have to get home.”
On Friday, March 20, the situation turned for the better, “Finally! I got a boarding pass and I can see the pride of Africa Kenya Airways. Wah, mpaka I’m emotional! God is great. See you guys in 15 days. Thank you guys for your prayers and checking up on me.”
The curvaceous beauty was away on tour for almost a month, hosting shows that saw her entertain African fans during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles.
“I am excited about this outing. Rugby fans can really be wild and I can tell you that the atmosphere is always electrified. I have a series of gigs that I will be doing as I connect with my diaspora fans who have been waiting for this moment,” she told Pulse before she left for the USA.
During the trip, the 37-year-old disc jockey got to visit The Ellen Show offices in California and went ahead to share her experience with her fans.
Pierra posted numerous pictures looking glamorous as she toured the famed show’s studio.
"Good morning from Ellen's office. One day, a step at a time. Dreams are valid, we will get there," Makena said in different photo posts as she expressed her desires to be hosted on the show in the future.