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Nyaika: Passionate about mentoring aspiring content creators

Edwin Nyaika

DEFINING HIS PATH:  Every year, universities across Uganda release a wave of graduates into an already saturated job market, leaving many young people jobless. With a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Edwin Nyaika found himself in a similar predicament upon completing his studies in 2016.  However, instead of waiting for a job to come his way, he decided to utilise the resources available to carve his own path. Nyaika’s journey serves as a testament to the power of hard work, adaptability, and an open mind in navigating life’s challenges, writes Taaka Wandera Kupewa.

In recent years, the rise of social media has transformed content consumption habits, transcending its traditional role as mere entertainment. Today, content serves as a powerful tool for businesses and organisations to engage, influence, and communicate with their target audiences.

Edwin Nyaika has recognised the significance of this shift and has leveraged his skills to create impactful visual narratives that resonate with diverse audiences. Nyaika is a videographer and photographer who has gained a significant following on social media platforms due to his exceptional video content and storytelling photography.

In school when Teacher Viola asked her Primary Two students what they wanted to be when they grew up, Nyaika confidently declared that he wanted to become a computer wizard.

“While most of my classmates said they wanted to be lawyers or doctors, I  wanted something to do with computers. It is probably because of the Sci-Fi movies I watched and the computers at home, which we used to do a lot of gaming,” he says.

Nyaika was at St. Francis Primary School, Ntinda, where where he completed his Primary Leaving Examinations before joining St. Lawrence Crown City for his O-Level and s St. Peter’s  SS Naalya for his A-Level.

“I did HEG/Art in A-Level. I was very good at art and I was among the best three in my class. I went to school with Kwizera [a famous tweep] by the way, and we were taught by the same art teacher, whom I believe is the best artist in the country. I have not drawn in a while but if you give me a pen or pencil, I can draw.”

After high school, Nyaika enrolled for a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology Science at Uganda Christian University, Mbale campus. His father had wanted him to do Law, so he put law as first choice, fortunately, he was given IT, his second choice.

“I ended up at Mbale campus because of a minor mistake I made while applying. I went there painfully, determined to ask for a transfer the next academic year. Surprisingly, I ended up liking it in Mbale and I stayed for three years.  The cost of living was quite cheap and the academic standard was pretty much the same because the lectures were the same,” he recalls.

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