The Unwritten With: RAMAH NYANG – WORK HARD, PLAY HARD

“This Health Insurance Subsidy Program [HISP] may provide some illumination on healthcare spending among Kenya’s poorest households.”

“You cannot extrapolate a wider trend out of black-swan events. No matter how outrageous. Ergo, our current noise is just that – noise.”

“In a nutshell, here’s what the [allegedly] smart folk at NHIF are trying to do. [1] determine the cost of healthcare for indigents.”

Those are some of Ramah Nyang’s social media updates. He has worked for some of the most noteworthy radio and television stations in Kenya before settling at his current workplace, CCTV Africa .

For this feature, I asked Ramah if he owns a  photo where he’s not in a suit, he said those were quite rare and he’d have to rummage through his stuff to try and find some. He shies away from lenses by default, he says.

Yes, Ramah is serious when it comes to the job, no, he is not always in a suit. Yes, he has quite the barritone voice, no, there’s no secret to it. Yes, he has some advice for aspiring journalists, no, it’s not that they should emulate him. And in case you thought being on TV was all beauty,  glam and Colgate-white perfect smiles, he has something to say about that too.

Here’s a little about Ramah Nyang’s inside world.

Name: Ramah Nyang.

Occupation: Journalist.

What do you prefer, radio or TV?

Radio. It’s a pressure cooker! Very fast paced, and on a technical level, it’s somewhat easier to integrate with online news distribution than TV. It’s also much, much more personal than TV – although that’s a somewhat broad argument. Oh and I don’t have to wear makeup. Ever.
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