The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has ranked Kenya’s media personality Lynn Ngugi as one of the most influential women in the entire world.
In the latest ranking, Lynn Ngigi was named by the BBC among the top 100 most influential and inspiring women.
While reacting to the news, Lynn Ngugi revealed that she was equally shocked by the news since she did not expect to be awarded with such an honour.
“Not sure I will ever get over this day. Few days ago, someone asked me why I love doing what I do, and I proudly replied, ‘because my work offers me the ability to tell our own stories in an authentic manner and with no shame’.
“Today was amazing (still). I hope we can all be inspired, reset our minds and help reinvent society together. Also, seeing myself next to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was in itself a dream come true. Thank you so much God and the entire team at BBC for this. Together, we will change the world,” she said.
Lynn Ngugi who currently has over 244,000 subscribers on the YOUTube channel went ahead to thank her fans for daily support which has seen her videos get more than 100,000 YouTube views on many occasions.
“I mean, who would have thought I would one day be acknowledged among other 99 influential women globally? To God be the glory. Thank you so much to the entire BBC team for this.
“Dedicating this to each and everyone of you. Thank you for believing in me. For walking with me, and for trusting me with your stories. Congratulations to all the women on the list. It’s an honour to be among you,” she stated.
Lynn Ngugi through her digital news platform covers a wide variety of issues close to the human heart, which made her receive such an honour.
According to one local publication, Lynn Ngugi worked as a volunteer caring for cancer patients before joining Kiwo films in 2011. Her role in the media has earned her the Cafe Ngoma Humanitarian Journalist of the Year Award in 2020 and the 2021 iChange Nations Community Ambassador Award.
Only two Kenyans made it on the list: Lynn Ngugi and Halima Aden. Aden is renowned for being the only supermodel wearing a hijab.
“We’ve seen our frontline workers go through extreme measures to keep us safe during the pandemic and I pray that we appreciate their sacrifices. We can reset the world by moving forward with gratitude,” Aden stated.