REVIEWS

#TooEarlyForBirds All women cast deliver a great show as promised #TEFBrazen

#TooEarlyForBirds All women cast deliver a great show as promised #TEFBrazen

A recent ad for Stanbilo Boss highlighters earned great praise for its highlight on the roles of important women who have been overlooked throughout history. The women in the ad included the likes of Katherine Johnson, Lise Meitner and Edith Wilson. These were women who […]

New Documentary Showcases the Diversity in Nairobi’s Music Scene #NuNairobi

New Documentary Showcases the Diversity in Nairobi’s Music Scene #NuNairobi

It’s undisputed that Nairobi, and Kenya in general, has one of the most diverse musical scenes anywhere in the world. Influenced by the different cultures, locally and internationally, Kenyan artists are able to integrate not just different instruments and sounds but also add to that […]

Review: The Project Greatness by @samuel_sichangi

Review: The Project Greatness by @samuel_sichangi

The Kenyan music scene is one blessed with talent and diversity of sound. As likes of Sauti Sol, Blinky Bill and Muthoni the Drummer Queen are dropping major projects this year, the music scene has also seen an emergence of talents ready to take up […]

Why you need to attend Africa Nouveau Festival this weekend

Why you need to attend Africa Nouveau Festival this weekend

This weekend the Africa Nouveau festival takes place at the Ngong’ Racecourse Waterfront. This is definitely one of the biggest contemporary art festivals in the country – if not the biggest. Creatives drawn from all over the continent will have three days to showcase the […]

Review: @AmbasaMandela’s Ona Sasa EP (by @lamusicjunkie)

Review: @AmbasaMandela’s Ona Sasa EP (by @lamusicjunkie)

Feel free to quote me on this : the most unforgettable albums are ones where artists pour their entire souls into it. They freely let you see their struggles, their demons, their beliefs, their lifelong mission – basically what goes on in their beautiful minds. […]

Kenya’s Gangsta Story Retold #TEFBadassery

Kenya’s Gangsta Story Retold #TEFBadassery

The world is full of unbelievable gangsta stories from the likes of Al Capone, Frank Lucas, John Gotti and many more. These are men who’ve risen up the ranks in the world of crime and earned themselves notoriety across the globe. Stories of gangstas, both […]

Kenyan stories brought to life on stage #TooEarlyForBirds

Kenyan stories brought to life on stage #TooEarlyForBirds

Kenya’s history is filled with lots of stories of amazing individuals who left a mark, however little or big, on the course of the country. Most of these stories will not be told in history classes or mainstream media thus the creative community is stepping […]

My Top 10 Music Albums from 2017

My Top 10 Music Albums from 2017

2017 seems to have gone so fast yet taken so long (if that makes sense). Personally, this year has tested my resolve and mental strength tremendously but one of the highlights of the year has been the amount of music I have “discovered” or been […]

Why you should attend the next Courage Stories

Why you should attend the next Courage Stories

On Saturday I had the privilege of sitting across the room and listening to some amazing personal stories during the Courage Stories event held at the Safaricom MJ Centre. On the panel were individuals, with unique journeys and stories, and the MC of the day, […]

What do you need to succeed in the Kenyan music industry?

What do you need to succeed in the Kenyan music industry?

When you Google the “Kenyan music industry”, your search result will paint a gloomy picture. A lot has been written about the music industry’s shortcomings yet the industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the last decade, producing acts that have competed with the […]