STYLE NOTEBOOK WITH BETTY KYALLO
Betty Kyallo is one of the best news anchors in Kenya, she has this unexplainable spark that makes us glued on our tv screens. She has this boss lady vibe that makes a woman want to be the best version of herself no matter the situation. Besides that she oozes authentic style that matches her bubbly and sweet personality. I mean she is one full package! and the man in her life is one lucky one.She won the Social Media Awards(SOMA) Media Personality of the Year in 2017 which was a prestigious award in her journalism career.
Betty Kyallo shares her style buds by Shanniq Monicah
1.In your own words, describe fashion……….
I think fashion is what makes you feel good about yourself.
2.Describe your style in three words…….
Simple, Fun and Classy
3.From your own perspective, what trend needs to stop among the new anchors?
Wearing of block colored dresses that have one color like a red dress, orange and the list is endless. We need to get more adventurous by wearing dresses with prints and patterns.
4.What is your best fashion buy?
Gucci bag and Gucci Sneakers which were extremely expensive.
5.Who is your favorite local Fashion Blogger and why?
Joy Kendi! She is fun and I love! Love! How she dresses her thick body. She also has very great tips for ladies when it comes to fashion.
- Between Julie Gichuru and Victoria Rubadiri, whose wardrobe would you invade?
Julie Gichuru because she is adventurous, edgy and fun in her style. I love how she can wear a cap and sneakers or dye her hair to a crazy blonde and that’s what I relate with. I am not conservative in my style.
7.What can you never miss in your bag?
Lipstick! Because it makes you stand out when you have no makeup. Oh, my phone and charger. I can even go without money but those three things are a must in my bag!
8.What advice would you give to those aspiring to be News Anchors/Presenters?
Go for your dreams and grab every opportunity you get! The market is very thin. We have many graduates in the country who are talented and amazing but the problem is there are less opportunities.
If you want to get in the media industry that small opportunity you get, go for it! It may be a small local station in your community, go for it! Don’t just think about the popular radio stations and TV stations. It’s okay to start small, experience and grow.
9.What are your proud moments in your journalism career?
I have several which include; launching The Friday Briefing which is aired every Friday evening. Nobody believed in me starting this show but when we did the first show, it was accepted. I can proudly say that I began the first interactive show in Kenya. It’s currently 4-years-old.
When I went on air for the first time. Though I was really nervous because I had this huge scar on my neck that I got in an accident back in 2005. For a very long time I thought my dream to become a news anchor would die because of my scar. Getting to read the news that day was one major triumph.
Winning the Media Personality of the Year (2017) which was really dope. It felt so nice that my work has finally been appreciated. There is nothing beautiful like your work getting recognition.
When I launched a car TV show and I was an intern by then. It was the first time a lady was hosting Car show and I was very proud of myself.
Photos Courtesy: on her Facebook Page