The Heroine’s Journey of Sally Ngoiri

Q. What is the best thing that I love about my work as storyteller?

A. I love the fact that I get to make things up, create worlds of my own and show people what goes on in my mind. It’s a way of expressing myself and sharing bits of myself with the world.

Q. What is my idea of happiness?

A. Happiness to me is contentment and fulfillment.

Q. What is my greatest fear?

A. My greatest fear is not being successful. By this I mean not accomplishing my dreams

Q. What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

A. Procrastination. This makes me do projects last minute and in a rush hence I end up not giving the project my best.

Q. Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?

A. Njoki Muhoho, Wanuri Kahiu, Shonda Rhymes, Issa Rae, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg

Q. What is my greatest extravagance?

A. Food. I’m a foodie and I spend so much money on food. I thank God for high metabolism otherwise I’d be obese hahaha

Q. On what occasion would I lie?

A. When in trouble. I’d lie to get myself out of trouble. I would also lie to spare someone’s feelings from getting hurt.

Q. What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

A. Working long hours on end especially when on set.

Q. When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

A. At the Multichoice Talent Factory. I met and got to work with an amazing team of talented individuals.

Q. If I could, what would I change about myself?

A. I wouldn’t change anything about myself. I believe I’m perfect even with all my flaws.

Q. What is my greatest achievement in work?

A. My final year project being nominated for the2017 Kalasha Film and TV awards

Q. Where would I most like to live?

A. Somewhere near an ocean. I love the ocean and consider it my muse.

Q. What is my most treasured possession?

A. My family, I don’t know what I’d do without them.

Q. What is my most marked characteristic?

A. My kindness and genuine positivity towards life.

Q. What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

A. Karura forest. It’s green and serene and just makes my creative juices flow.

Q. What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

A. KFC there’s just something about their chicken lol.

Q. What books influenced my life and how?

A. The Harry potter book series by J.K Rowling and Goosebumps by R.L Stine. As a child these were my favorite books and they opened my mind to fiction, imagination and creativity.

Q. You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

A. I can only imagine by Mercy me

Q. Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

A. They are two: Queen Daenerys (Khaleesi) and Lagertha the shield-maiden.

Q. Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

A. Wangari Maathai and Maya Angelou

Q. Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime?

A. Saving Private Ryan

Q. What role do stories play in my life and work?

A. Therapy. Telling stories through film or poetry is my happy place.

Q. What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ mean to me?

A. These words mean that my life story is best told by me and I tell my story through the way I live my life i.e. the decisions I make, the people I meet, the places I go etc.

Q. Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

A. My best friend Anne Nduta Njeri. When we’re together we feel like we own the world.

Q. Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2021?

A. Eugene Mbugua, Shonda Rhymes, Issa Rae, Tyler Perry, Likarion Wainaina, Tosh Gitonga, Zamaradi Productions and Al is on production

A. Eugene Mbugua, Shonda Rhymes, Issa Rae, Tyler Perry, Likarion Wainaina, Tosh Gitonga, and Wanuri Kahiu

Q. What project, in 2021, am I looking forward to work on?

A. In 2021 I’ll be working on two films for Multichoice one of which I wroteBloodtrayal’ and ‘Chini ya paa.’

Q. Where can you see me or my work in 2021?


Q. What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

A. These words mean that the fire that burns inside me driving me to do what I love doing should never burn out. It should keep burning till the Lord calls me to rest.

Q. Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

A. Victoria Nakimbowa, Mercy Kimeto, Muthoni Ndumia, Effie Mutisya, Hafsa Njeri, Faith Elizabeth, Christine Wanjiku, Priscilla Marealle, Millanoi Lenaiyasa and Daisy Masembe.

Q. How can you contact me?

A. You can contact me through +254 729447020/ +254 100523083

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