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Anita Nderu Speaks After Viral Pregnancy Announcement

Nderu disclosed that it took nearly five days of work behind the scenes as well as touching up on final looks to come up with the showstopper unveiling

Media personality Anita Nderu has opened up on the details and behind the scenes culminating in the announcement on Monday, July 11 that she is expecting her first child.

In a series of posts on her Instagram account, Nderu disclosed that it took nearly five days of work behind the scenes as well as touching up on final looks to come up with the showstopper unveiling which went viral across the country.

She credited the likes of Anita Makanye, a leading beauty influencer and content creator based in Nairobi and the CEO and founder of Hair by Makanye, for the hairstyles that were showcased in the video which was nearly two minutes long. Makanye was amongst a team of creatives that worked hard to deliver the final product.

"This recap has made me cry...took close to 5 days to just shoot BTS and final looks. This recap sums up the teamwork during the shoot days.

"Makanye executed all the hairstyles in the video. I am so honoured and grateful to have worked with such an incredible team of talented Kenyan creatives," she wrote in her stories.

She further credited Art Siteya for coming up with the production concept behind the video till the last minute and delivering it to the best of her ability.

Turning to her own pregnancy, Nderu expressed her gratitude to her fans for the several congratulatory messages and messages of encouragement towards her and her husband, Barrett Raftery, ahead of the next phase of their life journey.

"It has been an interesting couple of months being pregnant What an experience! Also yaaaay boobs!

"We want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the congratulatory messages, kind words, messages, calls, your presence, presents, advice and support Barrett Raftery and I are so excited and look forward to our new journey as parents," she wrote in an Instagram post.

Nderu also thanked her fans for their reactions to the video shared independently by this writer on Twitter, which was watched over 109,100 times, retweeted by 168 people and liked by 629.

Unlike other celebrities who keep details of their unborn or newborns on the low, the couple had actually decided to feature their baby’s heartbeat in the clip.

"How we did it is a story I will share soon. P.S If you guessed that was our ’s heartbeat in the video, you were right.

"For now, I have a backlog of photos to catch you up on and I cannot wait to wear all the outfits that show off my bump because I have had fun dressing up lately!" she added.

The video showed Nderu dressed in a series of African attire and prints all over her body as well as outfits made from Maasai and Nigerian beads. In the midst of it, Nderu's pregnancy bump came to the limelight, with her seemingly making a phone call to an unknown person with the words "News just in". 

Anita Nderu and her husband, Barrett Raftery. /INSTAGRAM

Raftery proposed to the former Capital FM presenter in March 2021 and later that September tied the knot in a wedding in Nanyuki, Laikipia County, days after their traditional wedding. 

Close friends and family attended the ceremony, whose details were previously kept under wraps until learnt of them through an itinerary leaked to the media circles. 

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