Listen Now to the Displaced African’s Appearance on Capital FM in Kenya

Before I Get to the Main Attraction

1) For some reason, the sidebar of the website isn’t working as it should, i.e. on the homepage, it isn’t there, it drops all the way to the bottom of the article. I am aware of the problem and am on it and thanks for patience dealing with that.

2) I am going to be interviewed on Capital FM next week and for any of you who are fans of SARFMRADIO in New York, they called me and asked for an interview too, so look out for me on that too. Yay! Too too blessed.

Radio

Back to the Script

As I spoke about a few days ago, the Displaced African (tDA) was talked about on one of the largest radio station’s in Kenya, Capital FM, during their show, Urban Nites. Thanks to everyone who showed much love and to those of you who asked for a recording here it is:

The Displaced African on Urban Nites

 
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There are some areas where there is brief silence and brief music, that’s just to give the track some breathing room before the talking starts, once you press play there is no need to forward for the entire duration of the track.

Some Thoughts

The folks at Capital did me a huge service not only because they put me on the air, but because they:

a) Made the website sound much bigger than even I thought it was, which now gives me super morale to keep moving and growing to expand and beat these expectations.

b) They gave me a lot of ideas for articles that need to be written.

c) They reminded me what this blog is all about, which I sometimes forget.

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Be blessed and bless others,

Mwas

No Comments

  • By Leeban, July 4, 2008 @ 11:43 am

    Congratulations! Glad to hear all your hard work is paying off.

  • By Carol, July 4, 2008 @ 9:35 pm

    Thanks tDA,I feel this is just for me coz I asked you to put it on here! Am listening now.
    You also feel that at times you forget the whole point of The blog?No…the thing is to keep us bloggers,away from Africa,esp. going,so, no you are on the right track!
    What was that long name again?Tony………….Mwangi!Congrats!

  • By Rombo, July 4, 2008 @ 11:18 pm

    We’re proud to be associated, Mwangi

  • By Mwangi, July 4, 2008 @ 11:27 pm

    @Leeban: Hope you enjoyed it and stay tuned: I intend on this being the first of many media appearances.

  • By Mwangi, July 4, 2008 @ 11:29 pm

    @Carol: Lol! It was all for you my dear, hope you liked it :D As I’ve said before, it’s interesting what’s been happening, I have gotten more readers and more exposure in general of late but comments have gone down, though just a little bit, so kinda ironic.
    My full name is Tony Chomba Mwangi Njanja

  • By Mwangi, July 4, 2008 @ 11:29 pm

    @Rombo: Thank you first lady, thank you!:D

  • By rags, July 5, 2008 @ 1:29 am

    I will listening to the interview when I get the chance. At your recomendation, I also started reading “the 4hr workweek” this had better be good : )

  • By Tony, July 5, 2008 @ 1:42 am

    Whao, that’s cool. Another confirmation that you’re doing a good job. Nice of them to offer that kind of encouragement. I expect a dramatic increase in the traffic from Kenya bloggers after that interview. Congratulations as you break new frontiers. ;-)

  • By Mwangi, July 5, 2008 @ 1:43 am

    @rags: If your work involves the flow of information, regardless of what your job is, you will benefit if you implement the principles in the 4 hour work week, no doubt about that. As to whether or not the cash flow muse works? That’s what the 4 hour work week journey is all about, though sadly I’ll have to postpone it for a short while to focus on leveraging this experience with Capital FM to the max

  • By Mwangi, July 5, 2008 @ 1:45 am

    @Tony: Thank you very much brother. It was pretty cool of them to encourage me like that. Hopefully it’ll bring me ever closer to the goal of about 1000 daily readers.

  • By njeri, July 5, 2008 @ 2:58 am

    I am listening to ya interview right now and honestly very proud that you ‘ve made it thru hard work and motivation. Keep it up ….am cheering ya up from wea I am.

  • By Mwangi, July 5, 2008 @ 3:28 am

    @njeri: Merci merci merci!Hopefully you’ll be along for the ride while we try to take tDA all the way up

  • By akiey, July 5, 2008 @ 2:29 pm

    Kool beans Mwangi! You know am logged on and listening this very minute. Great to know they are bigging you up that much but fact is, the two thumbs up wouldn’t be if it hadn’t been for this foundation you’ve built over here.

    I gots to finish the listen up & will come back share my 2 cents. Again, congrats man!

  • By Mwangi-the Displaced African, July 5, 2008 @ 2:32 pm

    Thanks akiey for the endless support and love man. Much appreciated!

  • By akiey, July 5, 2008 @ 2:53 pm

    You’re welcome Mwangi, and I’m genuinely proud of you man!! Such a shout out on one of E.Africa’s leading radio station is no kid’s play. I understand when you say it’s given you more momentum. It rightfully should as it’s clear you’re doing something right & noticeable.

    Good to note that Linda who baptised your site the Immigrant Survival Kit’ is already a fan who was drawn to your work by a casual email from a friend suggesting she check out your good work! If that’s not a wow factor, then I don’t know what is, lol!

    I sure look forward to hearing you on the station’s interview. I bet she will have everyone get familiar with the many topics you’ve written on in depth.

    Oh, and the program’s crew also got to call out a list of some of the really interesting topics/threads you’ve written to date. Someone’s most definitely been following keenly and knows what she’s talking about when it comes to your TDA site.

    Like the atypical immigrant, if I can call some of us that, you’ve taken on the road less travelled and you’ve started leaving permanent footprints. Keep on walking the walk, no looking back ndugu!

  • By Mwangi, July 5, 2008 @ 2:54 pm

    @akiey: No looking back, no turning back. Btw, I would love to know who that reader was that emailed Linda. I must send them an excess of cyber love. Heck, to everyone whose recommended this site to their friends, an excess of cyber love.

  • By akiey, July 5, 2008 @ 2:58 pm

    PS: Always wanted to point out that your choice of pics for all your posts is always most fitting & you select jpegs rarely seen online. Wherever you stash them at must be a huge vault!

    As a writer & visual artist, I take pics seriously as an effective communication tool (as you may have noticed from my now kinda neglected blogs). Keep doing your thing man, we’re watching, reading & following.

  • By akiey, July 5, 2008 @ 3:01 pm

    Just saw your reply to the comment. That’s a great idea to reach out with thanks to the person who suggested the site to her.

    How about giving Linda a taste of her own medicine (no pun intended) by kindly quizzing about that when doing the interview…hoping she doesn’t shy & pleads the fifth already.

  • By Mwangi, July 5, 2008 @ 3:02 pm

    @akiey: Thanks man, first one to complement on that. I can actually tell you where I get the pics from. Two sources:
    a) Flickr using the Creative commons licence, check this article out for information on getting great pics:
    A Complete Guide to Finding and Using Incredible Flickr Images
    b) istockphoto.com : Paid service with some ridiculously brilliant shots

  • By Mwangi, July 5, 2008 @ 3:04 pm

    @akiey: I’ll definitely ask, and I am also very curious to hear about insights she picked up being an African who had to readjust to life in Kenya.

  • By akiey, July 5, 2008 @ 3:11 pm

    Thanks for sharing the info & the guide on the pics esp noting the Creative Common’s licence which many more creative folks should be using to their advantage to acquire licenced pics and to also protect their visual & written work.

    Flickr is one incredible source for one of a kind pics as they’re shot by individuals through their own ‘eye’. I’ve been a member since they started back in 2004 while they were still in Vancouver, Canada (before Yahoo bought them & moved them to Cali).

    istockphoto.com, you bet, they got amazing pics and I think the fee is worth it. Some folks get mad that most pics are displayed with a watermark but I guess they forget they could get the actual pics without the mark if they just paid up the few $$.

    Always good to know you got plenty resources. Makes the site standout.
    Back to you soonest on the David Kobia audio interview.

  • By Mwangi, July 5, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

    @akiey: Istockphoto is so worth it. I intend on buying a lot more istockphoto shots once the site is cash flow fluid, but until then, can’t beat Flickr

  • By Saz =), July 6, 2008 @ 9:24 pm

    Hiya Tony… had a quick listen to your little (or big!) appearance… it’s awesome! Woww… the power of blogging ;o) And to see how your life and even your struggles can be turned around to be a help to others… God is truly amazing!

    No O2 this week… but will catch ya round sometime =)

    Ms OT

  • By Mwangi-the Displaced African, July 6, 2008 @ 9:33 pm

    @Miss OT: Yeah, this blogging thing is pretty cool so far. Hopefully over the course of this blog, I’ll help a lot more folk and make my living doing that.
    Is the thesis done yet? Care to tag along to a session where we escape into the empty cliches, which we kinda think are cool ;) that all join together to form the flick “Hancock”?

  • By Mo Ma, July 10, 2008 @ 11:45 pm

    You sniggered when she said that they were the best mix of music!

    LOL! That’s the last time you get interviewed on Capital FM!

  • By Mwangi, July 11, 2008 @ 4:54 am

    @Mo Ma: Nah dude, there is excess love between me and the folks at Capital. I am actually going to be interviewing her sometime over the next week about moving back to Africa. I found it hilarious how she managed to fit in a Capital plug out of nowhere…. :D

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