The Kenya Editors Guild honored award-winning journalist Alex Chamwada, highlighting the sacrifices he made to launch his successful business.
Veteran journalist Alex Chamwada receives the Pioneer/Trailblazer award from the Kenya Editors Guild.
On Saturday night, the seasoned journalist received the Pioneer/Trailblazer award in recognition of his daring decision to launch Chams Media in the face of uncertain finances.
In order to launch Chams media and make his Daring Abroad TV show a reality, Chamwada was praised for having the guts to leave the safety of a well-paying job and sell his house.
“We live in fear and hopelessness. Yet we have people amongst us who stand as living examples that one can walk away from the safety and security of a well-paying job in an established media house, venture into the uncertainty and risk of media entrepreneurship,” Editors Guild stated in a statement shared by the legendary journalist.
“Ten years ago, this well-known television reporter, anchor and producer quit his job, scrapped his savings together, sold his house and went into the world of independent content generation. His communications consultancy firm specializing in TV documentaries and features has since won numerous awards,” Added the statement.
Only a day after his company celebrated its tenth anniversary, the esteemed journalist rejoiced upon being bestowed with this honor.
“Honoured, this evening, in Mombasa to receive the Pioneer/Trail Blazer award by the @KenyaEditors. Really uplifting Coming just a day after @ChamsMedia celebrated its 10th birthday. #ChamsMediaAt10,” Chamwada wrote on X.
Honoured, this evening, in Mombasa to receive the Pioneer/Trail Blazer award by the @KenyaEditors. Really uplifting 🙏 Coming just a day after @ChamsMedia celebrated its 10th birthday. #ChamsMediaAt10 pic.twitter.com/cG2WG77FnC
— AlexChamwada OGW, MBS (@AlexChamwada) December 2, 2023