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Shix Kapienga: Why men fear dating me!

Talented actress Nancy Wanjiku Karanja, popularly known as Shix Kapienga, recently opened up about the challenges she faces in the dating world.

In a candid interview on TV47, the accomplished thespian attributed her single status to misconceptions about her background.

Shix revealed, “Men assume I am too ghetto for them to date me.”

Shix is known for her tomboy nature.

Comedian Ofweneke probed further to understand if her choice of attire played a role in this perception.

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In response, Shix defended her fashion choices, stating, “In the ghetto, I would just rock my jeans and T-shirt and move on. Why would I wear a dress?”

The actress acknowledged the hardships she faced growing up in the Kangemi neighborhood, emphasizing the need to work harder to overcome life’s challenges.

Her dedication led her to the world of theatre, where she poured her heart and soul into every performance.

During the interview, Shix also shared insights into her acting journey, recounting her experience working alongside award-winning actress Lupita Nyongo in Shuga 2.

Speaking about her role in the acclaimed series, Shix expressed admiration for Lupita’s kindness, friendliness, humility, and warmth.

Reflecting on their time together on set, she reminisced:

“She (Lupita) was very nice, very friendly, very humble, very loving by the way.”

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Despite their professional connection, Shix humorously recounted her quest to find a tweet from Lupita mentioning her.

“I acted with Lupita, but do I say. Umewahi tafuta tweet!? Well it is X now, have you ever scrolled for a tweet, where she wrote and mentioned me? Aki I have looked for it, nimetafuta hio tweet sijawahi pata, mpaka wa leo,” she said.

Shuga, the groundbreaking MTV series that premiered in 2009, tackled important social issues such as HIV and AIDS, peer pressure, love, and heartbreak.

Lupita Nyongo starred as Ayira, a confident and vivacious college student, in the first season set in Kenya.

The series gained widespread recognition, airing in 40 different African countries before reaching an international audience on 70 TV stations.