Artist displays her memories ‘inside a bottle’
The self-taught artist collected mementos for 15 years, and from around 15 countries.
By Anjellah Owino 4 years ago
Artist displays her memories ‘inside a bottle’
Ikigai expo ‘pops up’ closer to the people
Lara Kay’s gallery was shut down due to road construction works
By Anjellah Owino 4 years ago
Ikigai expo ‘pops up’ closer to the people
City street life won't dampen artists' spirit
Mwangi, 18, briefly studied photography before running away from home due to conflict
By Anjellah Owino 4 years ago
City street life won't dampen artists' spirit
Ashwin: Soul-inspired painter uses skill to celebrate women
He coats on African prints using markers and acrylic paints to centre on themes of Hindu culture, nature and family.
By Anjellah Owino 4 years ago
Ashwin: Soul-inspired painter uses skill to celebrate women
To the beat of one’s ability
The International day of Persons with Disabilities was first celebrated in 1992
By Anjellah Owino 4 years ago
To the beat of one’s ability
Inside new kids book store
The walls are decorated with animated children and animals to bring out the vibrancy children naturally have
By Anjellah Owino 4 years ago
Inside new kids book store
Artists go hi-tech to virtually bring life to still images
Immersive Art: Art meets technology in an exhibition which celebrates African heroes and heroines
By Anjellah Owino 4 years ago
Artists go hi-tech to virtually bring life to still images
Artist out to define what it means to be African
Contemporary visual artist, Matt Kayem, is out to redefine what it means to be African. In doing so, he is rebelling against social standards.
By Anjellah Owino 4 years ago
Artist out to define what it means to be African
5 ways to get your money in order
While being your own boss gives you the freedom to run your business as you envision, a number of concerns creep in about your next income.
By Anjellah Owino 4 years ago
5 ways to get your money in order
'30 at 30' tells a Rich story
Rich Allela specialises in conceptual and documentary photography
By Anjellah Owino 4 years ago
'30 at 30' tells a Rich story
Artist’s bid to preserve rich cultures
Mitchener recreates masks to depict a disappearing African tribe or a disappearing art form
By Anjellah Owino 4 years ago
Artist’s bid to preserve rich cultures
Police killings: We want justice for our slain relatives
Families speak out on forced disappearances
By Anjellah Owino 4 years ago
Police killings: We want justice for our slain relatives
Kimya Kimya crew dance to victory on night of epic acts
Members of the group met during audition by the boy band Sauti Sol.
By Anjellah Owino 4 years ago
Kimya Kimya crew dance to victory on night of epic acts
Music producer Joanne Corrigall is moving to Kenya
?She came, saw and stayed! Joanne Corrigall, a music video producer from South Africa arrived in Nairobi in February for what was supposed to be a filmmakers' workshop, before falling in love with Kenya.
By Anjellah Owino 8 years ago
Music producer Joanne Corrigall is moving to Kenya
Exhibition showcases plight of displaced persons and migrants
The exhibition at Circle Art Gallery showcases internal displacement, migration and need for a safe place to call home, themes that are now a global concern.
By Anjellah Owino 8 years ago
Exhibition showcases plight of displaced persons and migrants
Nairobi artist uses simple symbols to enhance African prints
What stands out in Evans Mbugua’s work is his ability to recreate extraordinary print creations through simple and popular symbols.
By Anjellah Owino 8 years ago
Nairobi artist uses simple symbols to enhance African prints
Artist showcases unique ink illustrations of Sikh art
He gets pleasure from playing with words. For a man whose slogan is ‘a man deep... in thought,’ derived from his name, Amandeep Singh brings out his unique ink illustrations.
By Anjellah Owino 8 years ago
Artist showcases unique ink illustrations of Sikh art
Different worlds, ages but same oppression
Vera; or, The Nihilists-the first Oscar Wilde play-found its way to Alliance Française last weekend.
By Anjellah Owino 8 years ago
Different worlds, ages but same oppression
Why Kenyan publishers are ignoring art books
Kenyan publishers are ignoring art books because they don’t rake in enough profits, a report conducted by the British Council has revealed.
By ANJELLAH OWINO 9 years ago
Why Kenyan publishers are ignoring art books
Cartoonists take on freedom and security
Cartoons. Those caricatures with few words ordinarily seen as source of harmless fun.
By ANJELLAH OWINO 9 years ago
Cartoonists take on freedom and security
‘Run For Your Wife’, you cheater of a husband
If John had taken advantage of the polygamy law passed last year and legally married both his wives, Mary and Barbara, he would not have faced potential five year imprisonment for bigamy.
By ANJELLAH OWINO 9 years ago
‘Run For Your Wife’, you cheater of a husband
Celebrating nature with a burst of colours
It was her love for the country that made her take the time to appreciate its nature. And it was her love for nature that made her have the creation ‘In Love with Nature’, an exhibition at The Purdy Arms, a restaurant in Karen this Monday.
By ANJELLAH OWINO 9 years ago
Celebrating nature with a burst of colours
Chokora Wear is the new street haute couture
Chances are you would never buy a torn short, an old hand bag, out-of style shoes or an over-sized jeans. If anything, these are the outfits you threw out of your wardrobe to make room for new, trendy apparel.
By ANJELLAH OWINO 9 years ago
Chokora Wear is the new street haute couture
Gerald Langiri on risqué role, piracy and future projects
Gerald Langiri’s new film Fundi-mentals hits the cinemas this coming Thursday. Gerald plays the starring role of Joseph, an owner of a repair shop in Kinoo town.
By ANJELLAH OWINO 9 years ago
Gerald Langiri on risqué role, piracy and future projects
Art installation, Labyrinth, explores prison that is our life
Kuona Arts Trust Centre welcomed its year of activities last Thursday with Labyrinth, an installation art exhibition by mixed-media artist Jackie Karuti (pictured). Last year Jackie also held a successful exhibition that portrayed the fate of books and Kenyan libraries.
By Anjellah Owino 9 years ago
Art installation, Labyrinth, explores prison that is our life
In Theatres: ‘Alone’ and ‘The Wedding Ringer’
Do not be left out of the movie craze; here are captivating stories to look out for.
By ANJELLAH OWINO 9 years ago
In Theatres: ‘Alone’ and ‘The Wedding Ringer’
Meet Vane Aminga, the lady who beats the odds to educate 60 Samburu girls
VANE AMINGA, 24, has 60 girls under her care. She pays their tuition fees and ensures that they attend school every day, fully equipped with stationery and books. She makes time to attend their school functions as a parent would. All this is done through Fly Sister Fly Foundation, which she founded three years ago. ANJELLAH OWINO spoke to this kind soul.
By Anjellah Owino 9 years ago
Meet Vane Aminga, the lady who beats the odds to educate 60 Samburu girls
Soldiers story 'A Killing in the Sun' launched
In 2002, two Ugandan soldiers were executed after a military tribunal found them guilty of killing an Irish priest.
By ANJELLAH OWINO 9 years ago
Soldiers story 'A Killing in the Sun' launched
Exposing the sin city that is ‘Nairobbery’
Before her mother opens the door, Chippy (Mwajuma Bahati) hides ashtrays and bottles of alcohol from the previous night house party. She welcomes her mother (Maryanne Nungo) who had been discharged from hospital. Chippy had paid for her mother’s hospital bills among other expenses.
By ANJELLAH OWINO 9 years ago
Exposing the sin city that is ‘Nairobbery’
Albie Sachs documentary offers insights on how to heal a nation
He was arrested and placed in solitary confinement for defending those who wanted to overthrow the apartheid regime in South Africa. He lost an arm and an eye when a bomb exploded in his car.
By ANJELLAH OWINO 9 years ago
Albie Sachs documentary offers insights on how to heal a nation
Finding Voice: Artists showcase work addressing society issues
An artist’s voice is what separates him or her from another. It is this voice that individual artists use to express themselves. Though theirs is a joint effort, this is exactly what Boniface Maina and Michael Musyoka have been trying to showcase through their exhibition dubbed Finding Voice… Maisha, Mitush, Music and other Matters.
By ANJELLAH OWINO 9 years ago
Finding Voice: Artists showcase work addressing society issues
Ghetto Exposed unearths talent in slums
Two Dutch friends open art school to train youth from city’s informal settlements on arts.
By Anjellah Owino 10 years ago
Ghetto Exposed unearths talent in slums
Laugh event raises funds to save children
Laughter is said to be the best medicine. For Dr David Wasambla, it is also a way to save the lives of newborns.
By ANJELLAH OWINO 10 years ago
Laugh event raises funds to save children
Motherhood inspires hope in fiction as in real life
Meta l-Mkunga Twelled, translated to When the Mkunga Gives Birth, by Julia Farrugia, takes us through one of the greatest hurdles for mothers in Kenya; maternal death.
By ANJELLAH OWINO 10 years ago
Motherhood inspires hope in fiction as in real life
World class youth orchestra in the making
At the tender age of three, Daniel Pamba would grab sufurias at his home and turn them into drums to his father’s chagrin. Even after repeated warnings, the youngster did not relent causing the father to realise that his son had a passion for music that needed nurturing.
By ANJELLAH OWINO 10 years ago
World class youth  orchestra in the making
I will be the best
It seems that we live in a world that appreciates the outcome more than the journey. This could be the reason why many falter when the going gets tough. ANJELLAH OWINO met BRIAN WAITHAKA, 17, a painter who is ready to put in work.
By ANJELLAH OWINO 10 years ago
I will be the best
You are never too young to start writing
To begin with, children are fast learners. They are also humorously honest, inquisitively observant and fresh in the mind. And in their sweet, innocent smiles and tiny fingers, some are born writers.
By Anjellah Owino 10 years ago
You are never too young to start writing
Keep it modern yet African
A talented filmmaker and good friend, James Kahindi, and I created a feature film early last year for his final school project. As we developed the story, one thing I could not stop asking myself — and him — was why we had to include ‘foreign plot’ in the story.
By ANJELLAH OWINO 10 years ago
Keep it modern yet African
6 Kenyan writers to be published in US after winning Africa39 project
Six Kenyan authors will have their works published by a leading US publishing house after they received accolades of as some of the most promising fiction writers under 40.
By By ANJELLAH OWINO 10 years ago
6 Kenyan writers to be published in US after winning Africa39 project
Is there a chick-lit gap in African literature?
“Everyone has a weakness. Some people have a weakness for champagne cocktails. Or older men with French accents. My weakness is old French champagne glasses.”
By ANJELLAH OWINO 10 years ago
Is there a chick-lit gap in African literature?
World towers above Africa not due to lack, but poor leadership
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