By Annette Amondi
For many of her fans, she is the bubbly, ever jovial lady that graces their airwaves every Monday to Friday from mid-morning to 2:00 pm but most of them do not really know her journey.
Ghetto Radio’s Celina Njoki popularly known as Browngyal is a lady that has had a journey that some may term as ‘the end of the road’
She joined Ghetto Radio back in 2013 hosting Jamrock Doba alongside DJ Musty but her radio journey was halted by a rare autoimmune disorder that forced her to spend two years in and out of hospital.
Acquired hemophilia (AH) is a rare autoimmune disorder characterized by bleeding that occurs in patients with a personal and family history negative for hemorrhages. Autoimmune disorders occur when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells or tissue.
After doctors administered a clotting factor that helped her blood clot she was much better but doctors subjected her to mandatory rest but being her, she felt like she was missing out on a lot.
Celina kept on pestering her boss to get back to work but he still felt that she needed more rest.
It actually took a letter from her doctor, giving her a clean bill of health to start her new journey on radio.
In October 2018, as Ghetto Radio re-introduced Niaje Niaje after a short hiatus, Celina took up the role as the show’s host.
One year down the line she says her journey is more than amazing and she is forever grateful to her bosses for giving her the chance.
“Ghetto Radio took care of me thought the period I was unwell. I was stressed after leaving the hospital and really felt I needed to get back to work. One year later thank God here I am and it has been an amazing journey of self-growth and self-adjusting especially to join the hustle of Nairobians rushing to work in the morning because I was so used to working at night.” she said
To mark one year back on air, Celina has decided to give back to the community by visiting the Nairobi Children’s remand- Kabete.
She says the move was inspired by her fans who surprised her with cake on her birthday and asked her to organize a meet and greet.
“I rarely celebrate my birthday because I lost my child on the same day, but this year was special because my fans decided to surprise me in the studio with a cake. They also asked for a meet and greet and that’s how I settled on the Children’s remand because it will also give my fans a chance to give back to the community.” she added
The visit to the Nairobi Children’s remand will be this Saturday 5th October and the vocal presenter says she expects the day to be exciting for the kids whom she says most people have forgotten about.
The event which will see the children at the remand treated to a cake cutting courtesy of Pepinos Pizza will also have performances from gospel stars Guardian Angel and Weezdom.
Fans will meet at Ghetto Radio at 8:00 am on Saturday before proceeding to the Nairobi Children’s remand for a fun filled day.
The event has been sponsored by Ghetto Radio, Pro Kenya driving school which will provide transport, Wild Elsa Tours and Adventure which has donated sanitary towels and Pepinos Pizza which will be giving a free cake.