Nancy Atieno Onyango

Founder & CEO

With years of experience in managing communications and managing PR campaigns for great organizations such as UNFPA, Arterial Network, and RNW Media, I founded Show Up Communications, a pan-African communications agency that has been privileged to deliver results for clients such as ONE Campaign, Alain Charles Publishing, Nutrition Connect, GAIN and FAO.

I am passionate about storytelling and bringing to the fore under-reported stories and complex topics.

Fun Facts:

  • I speak English, Kiswahili, Dholuo and French (B1)
  • I love travelling, I have so far travelled to 30 countries
  • I am a Rotarian (District 9350&9221
  • I love cooking and gardening


At Show Up Communications, we work together with consultants, creatives and like-minded agencies based in the continent and in the diaspora.

From providing strategic advice, communications support, and writing eye-catching copy, we will work with you to identify the right audience and draft key messages and identify the right channels for you to SHOW UP!

Event Moderation Services 

Moderated a dialogue Session co-hosted by Africa Communications Week and the OECD DevCom Network

CNBC Africa explores how to protect this important economic lifeline with Serah Makka-Ugbabe: Nigeria Director, ONE Campaign, Stephen Karingi: Director, Regional Integration & Trade Division , Economic Commission for Africa and Nancy Onyango: Contributing Editor & Writer, All Africa.

Mashariki Summit Moderator

Media Appearences