Real Mum Interview : DJ Pierra Makena
Pierra Makena is one of the most celebrated female DJs in Kenya to date. She is known for her charisma, beauty and performance-from acting in renowned films to radio presenter at One FM where she was also the marketing manager. In 2015, Pierra won Best Supporting Actress at Nollywood and African Film Critics’ Awards (NAFCA) for her character in a Ghanian movie, When love comes around. She is currently expecting her first child and looks even more stunning with her baby bump.
Which 3 things would you like the MumsVillage audience to know about you?
- It may come as a surprise due to my Dj status but I am extremely God-fearing.
- This is my first pregnancy and I am thrilled to be a mum.
- I have just started experiencing the strong kicks and no one told me they would be this hard, I can barely sleep at night.
We like numbers, How many diapers do you think you’ve changed?
(giggles) It is funny now but then I just realised it is not funny at all. I can’t seem to recall. It happened a long time ago here and there over a spaced out time. I don’t have an actual figure but its definitely a small number.
How many selfies do you take in a week?
Well, I hardly take selfies. It could be, because I don’t have the time or the fact that I don’t like posting pictures on social media channels.
Now on to other Fun Questions
How did becoming pregnant change your personality?
That is a good one. I notice that I have become quite antisocial, I enjoy my solitude now more than before. I have also become increasingly responsible in every aspect of my life whereby I am cautious about my actions and I encourage myself to maintain a healthy diet.
Funny enough, not at all. In fact I think my friends get cravings on my behalf. I am really enjoying my pregnancy.
Have you chosen a name for your baby, and does it have a significant meaning?
Yes I have. At first we all thought I was getting a boy but later came to find out Its a girl! I have chosen a name that has a significant meaning to me.
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What are the top 3 kid friendly places in Nairobi?
I would say Carnivore(Splash), Garden City mall(I love what they have done with the mum-baby exclusive bathrooms) and For Yu Chinese restaurant in Valley Arcade. Although I hope to discover more once my baby is born.
Which activities do you regularly engage in for self-care or pampering?
This is a no-brainer. I love going to the spa and getting myself a prenatal massage especially after those strong kicks. I also enjoy taking a stroll in my neighbourhood and now that my baby bump is quite visible I get attention and concern from strangers.
In what way do you hope the workplace will be different for your kids?
Most people work for far much more than they are paid and I think that is problematic. For this reason, I hope that they get treated fairly and get the income they deserve.
What is the most annoying interview question you’ve been asked that you’re glad we didn’t?
Everyone has experienced the famous “tell me about yourself” question. Personally it puts me off. I believe if you are doing an interview that is not on radio or television you already know who I am beforehand so asking me about myself when the information is on the internet seems abit redundant.
What is the one thing or experience you had that you wish to pass on to your child?
I will bring her up the same way I was brought up. God-fearing, grounded and surrounded by strong family values. Nothing less.