Male TV Presenter Who is Thriving as a Hairdresser After Being Fired

  • Former Switch TV News anchor Emmanuel Terer
    Former Switch TV News anchor Emmanuel Terer
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  • A news anchor who lost his job during the pandemic established a hairdressing business and is currently thriving in the beauty world.

    Emmanuel Terer hit rock bottom when he was sacked from his TV job at Switch TV where he worked as a news anchor and a producer.

    He told Nation Africa that he decided to try a hand in the hairdressing and beauty industry despite people mocking him for his current job. 

    Former Switch TV News anchor Emmanuel Terer
    Former Switch TV News anchor Emmanuel Terer
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    Terer stated that although the job is traditionally regarded as a woman’s, he takes pride in it since it pays his bills.

    The journalist noted that he learnt hairdressing when he was still in primary school and after completing his High School education, his parents were unable to send him to further his studies.

    He enrolled in a beauty college where he honed his skills and that is the first job he landed before being hired as a media personality.

    After losing his TV job, Terer went back to hairdressing and a friend who owns a salon agreed to give him a job.

    At the moment, Terer serves at least five clients a day and makes up to Ksh1, 500 per client.

    He also does manicure and pedicure as well as massage, making at least Ksh40,000 per month.

    Terer also produces short videos under the ‘Wosia Wa Terer’ brand and which he hosts on his social media platforms. Besides this, he also sells ladies' shoes.

    Terer is among a number of journalists who have successfully started and run their own businesses after leaving media houses.

    Former Switch TV News anchor Emmanuel Terer
    Former Switch TV News anchor Emmanuel Terer
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    These journalists such as Zain Verjee, Hilary Ng'eno and Hussein Mohamed proved that transitioning from formal employment to starting one's organisation can be quite an achievement for anyone eyeing entrepreneurship. It even gets better if the company is doing well for itself.

    They have proved that media practitioners can grace the screens and also become successful in running their own businesses.