Life without vision is useless. Life without goals is not worth living. You need to know what you need in life. From there you can be able to plan well. If you go through challenges in life, know that you are being sharpened to become the best person. Challenges are good to make you stronger and unique in our way of doing things.
From a humble beginning, her life was full of challenges. She lived a simple life. Together with her mother, they could do the laundry job in order to make money. ''Tulikuwa tunaenda kuoshea watu nguo ili nipate school fees. Also so that we can put food on the table.'' She says. She was on day school and so on weekends, she could look for the laundry job.
And because she was passionate about singing, she approached Shiru wa GP so that she could advise her on music. When she listened to her music, Shiri was impressed. According to Joy, Shiro recorded her songs. Fortunately, within few months Joy Janet became a celebrity. Joy thought her life would change for the best. Her brand name was known in Kenya and the diaspora.
Her parents have never opposed her music career. They always support her in every way.
Despite her songs going viral, she was still not making money. Joy narrates that during this time, her family had sold some household items to cater to basic needs. She had also sold her bed. ''I would go perform and later go back home in the same situation. Sleeping on the floor was a challenge to me.'' She says. Later a good samaritan from America volunteered to buy her a bed.
For now, Joy adds that she does not have a boyfriend. She adds that men approach her. They offer cars, plots, houses and good life but she is not interested. Others ask her a hand in marriage. For her, she has her goals in life. She is also young to be in a relationship. When the right time comes, she will get married.
Joy who is a high school student narrates that Shiru nurtured her talent. Shiru has been her pillar, mentor, and life a mum to her. Thank you for supporting her in music. Although Joy is a brave girl she has many fears in life. The first is doing things away from God's will. Secondly is on ways to make God happy.
Due to her studies, she cant be able to go and perform in the diaspora. Probably next year she will be in a position to travel abroad. According to Joy being a celebrity, you need to live a good and private life. Because everybody knows you and so they want to be associated with you every day. The way you used to use public means you no longer use it because many people want to greet you and be associated with you.
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