Young people are finding ingenious ways of making money away from formal employment. For example, the internet has given rise to a new breed of moneyed young Kenyans who are now diversifying to other business ventures.
In this article, WoK takes a look at some of the businesses owned by forex trader and Influencer Sammyboy Kenya.
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Samuel Ondieki, popularly known as Sammyboy Kenya, is a fashion influencer, forex trader and software engineer. The 25 year old student at the United States International University (USIU) gained popularity through his Instagram page-a platform he uses to train his followers on matters of forex and binary bots. He has since created a huge fan base with over 452,000 followers on IG and 27,200 subscribers on Youtube. Apart from forex trading, the son of Kisii land has also heavily invested in the business world. Here are some of the businesses he owns;
The 25 year old is the owner of Coolkids Connect – a gaming lounge located at Safari Business Arcade building located along USIU road. The facility was opened on April this year in a colorful event that was attended by popular celebrities including Musician Willy Paul, Trio Mio and content creator Thee Pluto among many others. During the grand opening he revealed that the business is worth Ksh 4.7 million.
“This place has approximately cost me between 4.7 to 5.5 million because of what is inside. It’s a posh place, 75 inches of television screens, PS5 equipment and modern facilities,” he revealed while speaking to SPM Buzz.
On June 16th 2022, he went on to establish Driphouse Connect – a fashion shop that mainly targets young people. The store sells quality goods sourced from the most famous international brands including Nike, Louis Vuitton, Dior and Balenciaga among many others. Clients can visit their instagram page to view the products and can make orders through the inbox. The online shop is open 24 hours and goods are delivered across the country at a small fee.
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Fernwhe Beauty Barber
On 28th June 2022, the 25 year old opened the doors of Fernwhe beauty barber – a beauty salon, spa and barber shop located at the 1st floor of Memphis building in Nairobi. The facility also offers other services including massage, pedicure and manicure, makeup, dreadlocks fixing and Natural hair consultancy among many other services. The facility is opened every day from 9.00am to 11.00pm.