When Divine Key Anderson returned from Nigeria in 2008, He faced a stack reality, he had returned to a country with one of the lowest employment rates in the world and the challenges of landing a job were many than imaging. Nine Years later, he’s an entrepreneur running his own fish farm and acting school in Liberia.
Divine Key Anderson like many Liberians fled the war in Liberia, He landed in Nigeria at a young age where he lived for many years before returning to Liberia in 2008 to contribute to the growth and development of his country.
Upon his return to Liberia, the society he once knew rejected him, the challenges were too many to confront, among them was the lack of jobs in his country and the unwilling of employers to employ him based on what they term as “Nigerian accent.”
To many employers, Divine was a foreigner because of the way he spoke.
His many attempts to prove that he was a Liberian failed because he spoke and sounded like a Nigerian. At a young age, Divine parents fled the war and landed in Nigeria. At only two (2) years old Divine was raised and educated in the Nigerian school system, changing the way he spoke and sounded but never did he realize that having “an accent” would affect his ability to contribute to his society.
Tired and losing the resilience to push further, Divine decides to play the last card that life had dealt him, after all his name was “Divine Key Anderson” for a reason. The Key represented a skill (Chroma Key) he had mastered over the years in Nigeria for which he got the nickname “Key.”
Chroma Key- a technique by which a block of a particular color (often blue or green) in a video image can be replaced either by another color or image, enabling, for example, a weather forecaster to appear against a background of a computer-generated weather map.
One day walked up to Royal communications Inc, a station owned and operated by Current Liberian President George Manneh Weah.
At the station, Divine asked to speak with the Director of Television. Upon meeting the Director, Divine pitch his idea to produce and present a television show titled “Are You The Right Person For Me?”
His idea made sense to the director and he was awarded a spot on the network. It was the first time a potential employer didn’t ask about his accent or complain that he sounded different. The show soon became a hit show with interest from many in society.
He successfully ran the show for several years and in 2013 he opened a film school to help train people in the SHOOTING, EDITING AND DIRECTING of FILMS (ALL FOR FREE). The Liberian film institute as he called it went on to train and still continue to train many Liberians in the area of filmmaking.
Still not satisfied, Divine went into fish farming in 2015, starting his own business with two tanks. He successfully builds his business to 29 tanks in three years owning 18 Plastic tanks, 6 Wooden tanks, and 5 Concrete tanks. Within 3 years, his fish farm multiply from 150 fish to over 60,000 fish.
Divine has become a successful entrepreneur with 9 employees and provides FREE training for Local Fish farmers across Liberia.
In an exclusive interview with The Monrovia Times, Divine said project cost MORE THAN $176,623.00 USD. The Young Entrepreneur now gives away Fish for free to those who once supported his dreams FINANCIALLY.
The farm is located behind Kebba in Bernersville Estate, HIS MISSION IT TO MAKE FISH THE MOST AFFORDABLE COMMODITY ON THE MARKET, HE IS CURRENTLY WORKING TO EXPAND THE PRODUCTION CAPACITY TO 4 MILLION FISH EVERY MONTH.