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Artist Feature: Songa – R.I.P Mapenzi (ft Nyakio)

Songa’s Story: Dance-Soul is the name of his genre which is a fusion of Afro-Soul and HipHop/Rnb. Anthony “Songa” Wasonga was born on 9th August 1992 in Nairobi, Kenya. He learnt how to sing and dance from the age of five by imitating Usher. “I remember growing up everybody had a favorite superhero. Superman and...

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Pathfinder by Nzech

Nzech was born and raised in a musical family in Nairobi (Kenya) and throughout his childhood music was a huge part of his life. His passion of music even grew bigger when he got to high school. He sold music CDs to Matatus featuring other DJs and that's were he got the interest for deejaying. In 2008, he...

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What’s next for the proposed Films, Stage Plays & Publications Bill 2016? #StopTheFilmBill

This article first appeared on Bloggers Association of Kenya's website. The proposed the Film, Stage Plays and Publications Bill, 2016 by the Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) has serious implications and affects industries such as film, publishing, advertising, theatre, gaming, and online businesses. It also undermines freedom of expression, freedom of the media and, most importantly, the bill...

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Interview: Are creative spaces East Africa’s sleeping giants?

This interview first appeared on Hivos East Africa's website here. The Creatives Garage hub was birthed by a quest to engage in cultural activism and enable creatives to venture into social innovation. To date, it has partnered with 7,000 creatives who are guided to turn their craft into a source of livelihood. In 2014, Creatives Garage’s Roy Ombati...

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Digital Alchemy

Your digital footprint is what can be found about you online. This doesn't just include your social media profiles and things you manage but also what others are saying about you and your creative products. If your digital footprint is good – when someone types your name in google they will find lots of information...

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Bella by Gladys Mwende

'Bella' is a piece done by spoken word artist Gladys Mwende. She narrates how Bella plunges into an abyss of sexual addiction. Bella is enslaved by her own lust for sexual gratification. She moves from one guy to another and nobody wants to save her from herself. This piece speaks of that which the society...

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