Adelle Onyango has been flying the Kenyan flag up high. Last week, she had the privilege of meeting the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, who was really into finding out what content is coming out of Kenya and if we faced the same challenges as them in terms of content regulation for children, telling our own stories and if we had any solutions they could borrow from us!
She revealed that she was really nervous, but she was happy they are interested in content for Generation U.
This must have been an amazing opportunity and speaking to Kiss FM, she shared the lessons she learnt from attending and speaking at the summit.
“There’s a bigger world full of so many possibilities and thirsty for the digital content I make. sometimes when we get caught up in the bubble that is our country forget.”
One of the topics she discussed during the summit was on cyberbullying. When asked if she feels people are now more aware of the dangers of cyberbullying, she said, “Definitely. The panel I was part of was discussing that and was extremely vibrant with views from different corners of the world but they all echoed the same sentiments that it’s time to tame that monster.”
She went ahead to explain that, “I don’t think the title has led to experiences per se. Because I created Brunch with Adelle right after being named one of the 100 but that was my effort and creation. Also going. To the Summit was based on loud conversations on Cyberbullying I’ve had online that caught the organizers attention.”
Adelle is known as a social activist, so going forward what is she planning to do, “Furniture projects more like 2018 plans. I plan on honoring my late mother through a really fun collaborative project, expanding AdelleTV and a lot more.”
Someone once DMed Adelle apologizing for trolling her and her response was plain and simple. She tolled the troll “to be better now that they knew better!” She added, “The world has enough stress you shouldn’t be one. Deal with your internal issues instead of projecting them on us. But also those cheering online bullies need to log off and seek a better understanding of themselves they are part of the problem.”