MY SCAR MY CHOICE:TATTOO

  Have you once heard of beauty scars, maybe not, but I’m sure you have seen them. In Traditional African cultures men and women had their skin pricked or cut in certain patterns that would later heal forming beautiful beauty marks. It was some way of accessorizing and it was pamernent.  Why and what pattern... Continue Reading →

IT’S A WRAP

Let’s admit that we all at one point felt head wraps were a no no. It was related to religion, elderly women and recently bad hair days.  The only people I knew who wore head wraps as attire were West Africans, I remember it always reminded me of Orierogo Manduli. Blessed are those who have... Continue Reading →

AFRICAN FOOTPRINTS IN HOLYWOOD

When you hear of Hollywood, what comes to mind? I think of the greatest movies to have ever existed and what we could refer to as the epitome of film since history. When I was a young girl I wondered if there was a single Kenyan adorning the flashy and glittery red carpets but I... Continue Reading →

BEAD ME A QUEEN

You know anything looks good for as long as it is accessorized. You can rock your PJs and with the right accessories you’ll get away with it all. Now the world of beauty and make up has given us quite a variety to pick from; head ornaments, necklaces, earrings, bangles, anklets, waist ornaments to mention... Continue Reading →

SAUTI SOL AND REDFOURTH CHORUS

Heard of a musical genius? If you have not; look up Filah Tuju. Upper Hill Boys’ Choir is what you’d call his protégé as they recently took the country by storm covering Sauti Sol’s sensational Kuliko Jana. There is no doubt the boys are super talented and the school has a history of musical success... Continue Reading →

I HAVE A KIONDO AND KIKAPU RUSH

There is no better feeling than that of getting in touch with your roots. We rarely get hand downs from our grandparents these days but who said we cannot souvenir ourselves and in a stylish way for that matter. The most exciting thing about Fashion in Africa right now is that we now adopt African... Continue Reading →

KINK DOES NOT SHRINK: IT IS A NATURAL AFF-HAIR

Everyone in their lifetime should try out the Lupita Cut and if not enjoy some sense of natural hair. Natural hair has for a long time been regarded untidy or worse still ugly. We all should be grateful for the 21st century because we now have a natural hair revolution. I was branded a rebel... Continue Reading →

TOKODI AND ACEY GOT ME AT SITAKI

He appeared on Makutano Junction but I bet you wouldn’t have noticed him then. I guess he got your attention in the local TV production Pray n’ Prey. Pascal Tokodi is one hunk who is not only a talented actor but just as I learned recently quite the musician too. At only 23, he has... Continue Reading →

KAYUMBET ON TIME FOR DALA 7s

What was that Kenyans were looking for a while ago? A Kenyan identity, some sought of signature. Well, you just found it and it was below our noses the whole time. Sarah Chihanga better yet known as SerahSarah merges her coastal roots with some urban funk to give you an all time groove KAYUMBET. Loosely... Continue Reading →

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