He is loved and hated in equal measure despite being one of Kenya’s top media personalities.

NTV News anchor Larry Madowo is a guy who has endured all sorts of criticism and more so from the ever marauding Kenyans on social media.

His success journey is however one that has gone through a myriad of challenges.

And as he turned 29 years old yesterday,The Trend host took to his Facebook and IG pages to describe how agonizing his journey has been to become one of the country’s A-List Tv personalities.

Madowo talked of how he was disapproved for being a news anchor as he was considered too skinny,too dumb,too ugly and too basic for the job.

He went on to add how he stuck around the broadcast industry and despite edging closer to 30,the internet still disapproves his looks,how he sounds and even how he breathes.

Read  the full post below:

 I got my first job on TV when I was just 20, a wide-eyed, skinny village boy with big city dreams who had just dropped out from Daystar because my accent had not caught up. On this my birthday it has hit me how little I have achieved in the years since: I remain unmarried and keep no small animals. Growing up in front of the camera contained all the excitement of a root canal without the motivation of a pretty dentist. I was taken apart for being too skinny, too dumb, too ugly, too basic to be worthy of the high office of reading aloud on television. But I rambled on, thanks to an abundance of wine and good humour. Seeing as I am severely lacking in the skills or talents department, I stuck around and somehow managed to fail up to a moderately acceptable career in broadcast. Now with 30 dangerously close, the internet still disapproves of how I look, how I sound; even how I breathe. Mercifully, I’m old enough not to care. After all, we live in a world where anyone can grow up to become anything, including a failure. Those types usually lurk in online comment sections, compensating for their disillusionment with life by attacking others. Here’s to judgement by strangers, here’s to wanderlust, here’s to unmerited favour and blessings, here’s to living the dream. Next time, please send money instead but thanks for all the birthday wishes.