In Swahili, there is a saying msanii ni kioo cha jamii, which loosely translates to an artiste is a role model in a society.
However, with the daily scrutiny and criticism from the public that comes with the celebrity status, many artistes have found it really bearing the burden of being role models.
But one Avril, who has been in the showbiz industry for a decade now, she says as an artiste she doesn't need to be anybody's role model.
"I joined this industry not looking to be a role model per say, if what I do inspires you in a certain way with how I take my life, take it and learn from it.
Avril, who started gaining fame as an upcoming artiste while she was a second year student at the University of Nairobi, also notes that over the years she has come to understand that society will always be judgemental and quickly draw conclusions on someone's way of life.