KTN’s news anchor Betty Kyallo has revealed an interesting advice she received when she started out as a media personality.

In a candid interview with the Standard Insight magazine, the Friday Briefing host said she was told drinking and smoking would improve her voice.

According to the industry players who advised her, whiskey, in particular, would do wonders for her voice.

“I was told that whiskey would make my voice husky and that smoking would make it deeper. But of course these were never an option for me,” said Betty.

She revealed that she was also advised to take yoghurt before going on air but that failed catastrophically.

“James Karani (former KTN anchor) convinced me to take yoghurt before going on air to make my voice softer. I do not know if he was being serious or playful because I ended with my mouth being full of saliva. I had to pause and swallow in between sentences while reading news,” she said.

In the interview, the mother of one also opened up about her break up with Dennis Okari.

“When I was going through a rough patch, I made a conscious decision not to let what other people said or thought get to me. We all have the freedom to live as we want and make mistakes. I will not let other people’s expectations of me dictate my life,” she said.

“Most people do not realise that there is the career aspect of Betty and a private life. At the end of the day, people forget that I am human and supposed to live my own life. I am not special, it is just that my output is seen on a public platform. I go through the same things other people go through.”