Lamu Nights Have No Sequels

It’s Friday again in Shela Village. The Mwadhini’s song reverberates across the ripply Indian Ocean,…

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Body Art

Body Art, Like Drip, is Forever

Whilst the practice of traditional scarification and tattooing is now considered primitive and even outlawed…

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Drip is Forever! Remembering the Original Sapeur

Sapeurs are part of the Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes, or if you like, the Society for the Advancement of Elegant People. If either feels too long for pronunciation or memory, you may simply say La Sapé. La Sapé isn’t just a moment of fashion and exuberance. La Sapé is a lifestyle with origins in the late 19th century.

Tales of African Hair

In fact, hairdressers were as popular back then as they are today. There was great demand for their services, though the braiding process was often time consuming, and sometimes complex. However, different African ethnic groups boasted of an array of hairstyles. But what was popular across the continent were braided hairstyles, such as cornrows and braids. Still, there was so much skill and technique that went into braiding and hairstyling.  

Reading Nanjala Nyabola’s Travelling While Black

There is certainly a world of a difference between travelling to what one considers home – even if one is visiting the place for the first time, and travelling to places unknown to someone – even if one has visited the place before. Home, some say, is where the heart belongs. But one may want to ask again, where exactly is home? Is it a place, a feeling, an emotion, or a thing?

Khaligraph Jones’ Pushback

Khaligraph Jones’ Pushback

He is still the Original Gangster, the OG, his central clarion call to the “fans in denial” or “trolls” is for them to step up and match his energy and the bravado

The Rise of Electronic Dance Music In East Africa

The Rise of Electronic Dance Music In East Africa

Electronic Dance Music as we know it was seen as an accessory of the privileged upper middle classes and Caucasian communities, before a cultural shift moved this genre of music into the powerhouse that it is today.

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.

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Alcohol Enemas: The Dangerous Way to Get Drunk 

Vodka tampons or butt chugging (used by men to introduce alcohol into the rectum via the anus i.e. as an enema)—depending on what you call it—allows the alcohol to bypass the liver’s filtering and metabolic processes so that the ethanol drains straight into the bloodstream via veins to the vena cava. It is, in other words, short-circuiting your body’s defense mechanisms by putting liquor in your ass/vagina, creating a euphoric, intense and near-instant buzz.

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Style Secrets For Every Broke Girl

No matter what you wear, beauty and radiance come from the inside. Wear confidence as your perfume every day; don’t you dare leave the door without it.

From The Stage To The Bedroom: When Couples Work Together Paul Ogola
Work, Play and Forever After: When Couples Work Together

As they work to stamp their prowess in the acting industry both locally and internationally, they reminisce about the growth they have made in separating work from their relationship.

YOLO and Other Risky Stories

Choosing someone to marry can become an overly complex process. You can take the “maximizing” approach by listing pros and cons, multiplying them by their probabilities, and adding the results thereof.

The Anime Culture In Kenya
The Anime Culture In Kenya

Anime merchandise has also been very effective in attracting people to the genre. Pop up shops in the convention and online businesses which sell figurines and artefacts from different anime series have got fans hooked. The Nairobi Otaku shop and Shinigami Threads are well known joints…