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47 Random Thoughts on Bandana Ya E-Sir

Bandana Ya E-Sir is a let-down. There is nothing about E-Sir in this song. The lyrics are dirty. Disappointing, even. E-Sir was more than a bandana. Sure, it was his signature look, in the same way I don a hat, but there was more to the man. This doesn’t feel like a tribute, more of ...

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47 Random Thoughts on Bandana Ya E-Sir

Bandana Ya E-Sir is a let-down. There is nothing about E-Sir in this song. The lyrics are dirty. Disappointing, even. E-Sir was more than a bandana. Sure, it was his signature look, in the same ...


Ukoo Flani Said It First, But Wakadinali Are Drilling It Better

For a long time, hip hop has been associated with blunt truth telling, Ukoo Flani, the liberationist rappers who rose to fame for their hot takes on various social ills.

The Naomi Campbell Effect 

Whenever in Malindi, Naomi enjoys her stays at the luxurious Billionaire Resort owned by her ex-fiance Flavio Briatore.

The Return Of The Hot Boy

‘Jahlil Beats Holla at me’ was an intro which got laods of fans of new school hip hop into a frenzy back in March 2014 when rapper Bobby Shmurda released his breakthrough hit Hot Nigga. ...

Nairobi’s Insatiable Appetite For Gossip

Over time, certain blogs and social media pages have distinguished themselves as the default gossip mills, getting the most traffic whenever they spill the periodic tea. But beyond the substance of their gossip, these purveyors ...

A Sentimental (Mis)education

I remember writing my earnest missives in painstaking cursive on perfumed stationery, a skill that I honed to perfection over the years. Unfortunately, I would receive only abysmal penmanship and plagiarised poetry.

TikTok Challenges: A Gateway To Our Inner Ratchet?

The #silhouettechallenge has been dropping jaws and clothes in equal measure. Many say it’s a way of promoting body positivity.

Rock Me Not Kanairo: Reminiscing The Nairobi Rock Scene

In the mid-2000s, one of the biggest rock events was born. Rocktoberfest took place at the Carnivore grounds and featured both established and breakout Kenyan Rock artists.

Black Tax is Killing Me

I head home feeling all pretty, enjoying the throwback R&B classics blaring from the speakers of the 111 Ngong nganya. I get a text notification from my brother, ‘please call me thank you’ it reads. ...



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