EXCLUSIVE: Shaffie Weru: Why I would love to meet Obama
Media personality Shaffie Weru has shared his profound admiration for former U.S. President Barack Obama.
In an interview with Nairobi News, Shaffie expressed his desire to meet Obama, citing the former president’s inspirational journey and family values.
Shaffie’s admiration for Barack Obama extends beyond his political accomplishments.
He is particularly impressed by how Obama raised his two children, Malia and Sasha, his enduring partnership with a strong wife, Michelle, and his historical journey from a Kenyan heritage to becoming the first African-American president of the United States.
“I would like to sit down with President Obama, share a glass of whiskey, and ask him about the experiences of raising his two kids. Having a woman who is so strong who has supported him all through and how he became the first president of America and he was a Kenyan,” Shaffie said.
With nearly two decades of experience in the entertainment industry, Shaffie reflected on his legacy, emphasizing that his greatest accomplishments are his children and his appointment to a government position, despite stereotypes associated with his public image.
“My kids and the fact that as an entertainer who has been stereotyped and branded in a certain way, I have transcended to work for an office like the governor’s office, and I hope that I will go to the senior-most position. I can work for politicians, but I would never want to be a politician,” he stated.
In his role, Shaffie oversees all outdoor and indoor events in Nairobi County, and his journey from an entertainer to a public servant showcases the potential for individuals to break stereotypes and redefine their career paths.
Before his official appointment, Shaffie was actively involved in organizing significant events in the county, including Governor Sakaja’s swearing-in ceremony in August 2022 and the Nairobi Festival held in December.
Shaffie emphasized that, despite the importance of image in the entertainment industry, it ultimately comes down to the value one brings to the table.
He has formed new friendships since leaving radio and mentioned that he has not been in contact with many of his former radio colleagues.
“I do not miss radio and I have made a new bunch of friends after I left radio. I have not been in contact with my former radio colleagues. I have not seen Adelle, Linda, Caroline I just see her on social media, Maina Kageni we bump into each other on events.”
While discussing his social circle, Shaffie emphasized that he surrounds himself with people who radiate positive vibes, which aligns with his mission to make a difference in his new role in public service.