Prior to us having this interview , I confirmed that she is the one behind the latest Eric Omondi Wardrobe upgrade and change and yes! She is the one behind the latest Eric Omondi Fashion sense,. Eric Omondi was recently dripped in Melina Gold from head to toe in Tanzania in front of more that forty thousand people . She has dressed Ssaru, Aisha Wanjiku, Foi Wambui, Kush Tracey , Notti Flow, Rich Mavoko and more,.. she is non stoppable, bold, Outspoken, Fierce, Classy, Hot ,Go getter MELINA GOLD. I took sometime to get Up – Close with her on Uncut Interviews.
Q. DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY AND WHAT YOU DO
A. Am a fashion designer, founder and CEO of MELINA GOLD, a writer for the Daily Nation, a TV Presenter; I present Talanta Mtaani, currently getting into Digital Entertainment Presenting, an entrepreneur. I have a bold personality, am extra. Am very charismatic, a leader, an absolute go getter, fun, quite chilled, people sometimes find me intimidating, when you interact with me you will realize that am warm.
Q. FAVORITE FOOD
A. Am a foodie with no specific food preference. I love trying out and experimenting different foods. Am however down anytime, for food with potatoes. Must be the kikuyu in me.
Q. DREAM DESTINATION AND WHY
A. Maldives .it must be the water, ambience. That is definitely a place on my bucket list, I would love to go there and explore. There are still numerous other places that I would love to go to.
”I don’t do drugs or alcohol. I even have no idea of how it feels to be tipsy, I prefer tea. Don’t be mistaken, am always hyped. Am the life of the party even without drugs and alcohol”, Melina Gold.
Q. BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT
A. Am proud of the far that i have come, I cannot be particular about it because am still growing. Am happy with my values, am living my dreams, am taking risks especially in my business, seeing it working out day by day, everything is falling into place. Am proud of where I am right now.
Q. TAKE ON KENYAN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
A. It’s growing but it is slow, people running the industry are not open minded, not willing to grow or to see what other people have to offer, they keep doing cheaper versions of new concepts, the music is so plain, no comparison to Tanzanian or even Nigerian music, by now we should be above these countries even in terms of fashion, they surpass us because we find difficulty in investing,
Most people are overrated in music, fashion etc., making it a cheaper version of what it is supposed to be. So many people want to maintain their positions even if they are not good enough, we have a long way to go, people need to think, get out of their comfort zones, get more creative, please let’s invest into our crafts. In music let’s invest in good vixens, locations, productions. It is not enough if the song, video, film, let’s look at how it appears to the public, the quality. Too much room for improvement.
Q. INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITY CRUSH/WHY
A. Beyonce…as a woman, a star, a mother, a business woman. She is freaking awesome. Am crushing on her from head to toe. She is a role model.
August Alsina, but still hating on what happened between him and Jada Pinkett Smith, physically still crushing on him though
Q. BEST WAY TO GET YOUR ATTENTION
A. If you are smart and intelligent, just the first words. If they are brilliant, intelligent, you will get my attention. People will look some kind of way but nothing will come out of their mouth.
Q. BEST FICTIONAL CHARACTER
A. I don’t watch fictional movies.
Q. BEST MOMENT EVER AT WORK AND WORST MOMENT
A. Happy clients are my best moments, Shitty stuff like inconveniences, disappointments are my worst moments.
Q. NETFLIX AND CHILL OR CLUBBING
A. I hate clubbing, its dark, it’s a crazy environment.
Make it Netflix and chill. Strictly, Hahaha
Q. EMBARASSING MOMENT
A. In conversations, when someone asks something, I like to say ”yeah”, and then when asked to expound or explain I don’t know what to say so I go, ”mhhh”..,
Q. DRUGS AND ALCOHOL?
A. I don’t do drugs or alcohol. I even have no idea of how it feels to be tipsy, I prefer tea. Don’t be mistaken, am always hyped. Am the life of the party even without drugs and alcohol
Q. SOMETHING YOU WOULD SAY IF YOU WON AN AWARD
A. First things first I want to thank God, everything I do is by God’s grace and favor. My life is God oriented. I hope not to be like Bahati, never to forget…
Q. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED FOR
A. The woman, the star who made a difference, an impact. I want to leave a legendary mark. Leave a memory of good, change and solutions, and people will say, yes that was Melina.
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