The World Youth Alliance Africa held a successful second edition of Kenya’sGot Talent in Nairobi, Kenya on 30th June 2012. The event attracted more than 300 students from Nairobi’s top schools among them the Kenya High, School, Moi Forces Academy (Nairobi), Maina Wanjigi Secondary School, Aquinas High School, State House Girls High School, Ngara Girls Secondary School, and Eastleigh High School. Modern arts rarely emphasize on what is true and eternal about the human person. Kenya’s Got Talent aims at encouraging the growth of alternative arts that promote the dignity of the human person. The theme of this year’s Kenya’s Got Talent was ‘Upholding a culture of life through the Arts.’
The objectives of Kenya’s Got Talent were to hone the talents of the youth with a special emphasis on why and how they can use their talents to promote the dignity of the human person-especially on the culture of life.
Kenya’s Got Talent featured students who made presentations in
the following categories/activities: Style show, Poetry, Individual/a capella singing and Free styling. Participating students were creative and enthusiastic. The event proved to be a learning opportunity as we saw the participants present items that affirmed the dignity of the human person. The highlight of the event was when the talented Brenda Mwangi of Kenya High School wooed the audience as she sung her own composition “we are one”. She also played the guitar as an accompaniment to her presentation. Students and teachers appreciated the event and showed interest in starting WYA clubs in their schools as well as gave ideas on how we could improve Kenya’s Got Talent. Students also showed a keen interest in WYA and signed up as members. The rotational event was hosted at Moi Forces Academy (Nairobi). The Kenya High School was the overall winner taking home cash prize and other gifts.