Daisy Odeko Netia came to the limelight after being featured on the then hit Show Papa Shirandula on Citizen TV. She acted as Naliaka, the daughter of the main character. Away from acting, she is a wife, mother, journalist and pastor.
This is her story as told by WoK.
Background and Education
She was born the fourth in a family of five children. Growing up in Eastlands, she attended Ofafa Jericho Primary School until class six. The family then moved to Funguo Estate in Mbagathi Road-where she joined Malezi School.
Here, she found it difficult to express herself in English and would often be laughed at by her fellows schoolmates and given nicknames.
This made her a quiet person. Later, she joined Ngara Girls and was determined to be fluent in English prompting he to read a lot of books.
Life after school
Her dad worked for an airline and her mom was into business. By the time, she was completing high school, her dad had retired and moved to Migori.
She stayed in Nairobi and found a sales job that enabled her save for college and rent a small space at Imara Daima Estate.
College and Acting
She joined East Africa School of Media Studies and pursued Mass Communication. While not at her sales job, she went to the theatre. It is here that she met Victor Ber who encouraged her to pursue acting.
She went on to work in stage plays with various groups such as Heart Strings Kenya and Fanaka Arts. Later, she got casted as Naliaka on Papa Shirandula.
Apart from acting she is also a journalist and was ordained a pastor at the Harvest Family Church.
Daisy Married Justus Netia in an exclusive ceremony held on 17th June 2015 at House of Grace in Rongai.
The couple met in a work related trip to Malindi and it took Justus years to convince her to date him.
According to her, she needed to make sure before agreeing as she wanted a relationship with a Godly man that would lead to marriage
A strong believer in God, Daisy in a past interview with the Standard revealed how she had been healed from asthma.
She suffered from serious asthma attacks where she would faint and go to the hospital.
The medication did not help much until she stopped taking them and turned to God. One day, she was healed during a praise and worship session.