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Earlier this month, Naivas Supermarket released a TV commercial featuring 'Otonglo Time' narrator Daniel Owira. In the 34 seconds clip, Owira narrates part of Otonglo Time, inserting the name Naivas at some point. It is emerging that the young man was paid quite well for that specific ad. According to the blog 'Kahawa Tungu, Owira took home a whooping KSh 200,000.

Daniel Owira rose to fame after his rib cracking perfomance at state house infront of the president and other officials as is the norm for winning perfomances of the Kenya National drama schools and colleges festival.

His perfomance led to the president inviting him over to state house where he was given a tour of the Mansion and was also offered a full education sponsorship upto the University level.

“You are now one of my sons. Make sure you give me your report form every end of the term,” President Kenyatta said.The Head of State urged Daniel to aim at developing his acting talents as he pursues his education. The President also assured Daniel’s mother Ms Rose Owiyo that he will revive and revitalize her business. President Kenyatta added that he will support Daniel’s elder sister Susan who works as a volunteer assisting girls in the slums.

Rumour has it that the form two student Daniel will get a role in Citizen TV’s Inspector Mwala thats set to be filled by him, though it’s not clear whether this will be a recurrent one or a guest appearance. Also, he visited the studios of the makers of Lies that bind and more rumours are that he might land a role in the soap opera.

The sky seems to be the only limit for this young boy and his story should be nothing short of an inspiration to the many young lads out there wondering if acting can pay.

Watch Daniel in action in the Naivas advert below:

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