Bidanya Barasa is a famous former model who was crowned one of the finalists of Mnet Face Africa in 1999. Bidanya started her part-time modeling career right after high school but her heart was always in Marketing and being an entrepreneur some day.
Passionate and enthusiastic, Bidanya has over 8 years of marketing experience having worked for McCann Erickson, Nestlé and Tetra Pak Eastern Africa after completing her MBA.
She is currently the Managing Director at Top Image Africa, a Marketing Consultant family run business operating in 15 African Countries. Bidanya is also a colon cancer survivor but she prefers to call herself a Cancer Victoress. She is not surviving she is thriving!
She has been cancer free for almost 5 years having undergone surgery and chemotherapy in 2010.Her new found purpose is to drive awareness and education to the community at large on cancer prevention.
Bidanya is the Brand Ambassador for Nairobi Hospice and just recently won the Outstanding Cancer Warrior Award during the Cancer Gala held on the 18th of September by Eddah Hope Cancer Foundation. She also won the Young Woman Leadership Awards held in Mauritius in 2013.