Today marks the end of November, rather ‘Movember’. There is no better way to celebrate this end of the month than joining Kenyan celebrities who have grown out their signature moustaches or goatees.
Most people identify with October as breast cancer awareness month but if you ask about prostate cancer awareness month, most people have no clue about its existence.
The month dubbed “Movember” aims to change the face of men’s health by encouraging them to go for early cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment to reduce the number of preventable deaths.
The argument that the boy child has been neglected can be true if based on this prostate cancer awareness campaign. The rate at which the campaigns have been carried out is minimal.
However, the few who knew about the importance of the month in prostate cancer awareness campaigns jumped on the ‘Movember’ bandwagon; growing their beards throughout the month.
Today we celebrate five influential Kenyans as our ‘Movember’ MCS for keeping the prostate cancer awareness month sacred.
Apart from the fact that they are all in the music industry, they share their minimalistic signature moustache and goatee; and, well, they are all now fathers.
We know the singer for his minimalistic moustache and goatee
Since his Megaryder days, the musician has rarely changed his look.
Crème De la Crème
The DJ who rose to fame after the codered spin has since been holding big gigs rocking what he knows best.
The Gospel DJ cannot be mistaken on the street with his soft dreadlocked hair.
The controversial musician developed his liking for the bald, goatee look but which look is better?
In Kenya, prostate cancer awareness is mainly done by the survivors such as Kisumu Senator Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o who has helped boost prostate cancer awareness among men.
November mostly focuses and raises awareness on testicular and prostate cancer which are the two most common cancers in men.
Testicular cancer develops in the testicles, a part of the male reproductive system and has one of the highest cure rates of all cancers: a five-year survival rate in excess of 90 percent overall, and almost 100 percent if it has not spread.
Testicular cancer in Kenya is more common in younger men, aged between 15 and 40 years, though it can occur at any age.
Most instructions on how to self examine for testicle cancer in Kenya can be found online on medical sites.
Another champion of prostate cancer awareness and survivor is Bill Mayaka, who works closely with the Africa Cancer Foundation chaired by Dorothy Nyong’o.
Mayaka was the guest speaker during the Fashion for cancer early this month.
He advised the attendees to ensure they conduct regular checkups to enable early detection of the disease so that it takes a shorter time to treat the malignancy.