Up close with Owenga of Rock-Re-Benga Music Style

Many a times, he is never understood. Most times, he is not understood at all. Recently, while looking for a suitable residential house, a landlord could not let him stay at their premises for fear of him “coming home late”  or “making noise” (like all artists do).However, when Ubunifu Hub Machakos was about to open […]

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Rise Of The New BOLD

The unwritten rule of writing an African story is that of a war-torn country with children wielding machine guns in a poor rural setting. Of old African dictators who do not give up power and of love happening in a village or slum as the sun sets. This is how you tell the African story. […]

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New Ways Of Making And The Challenges It Presents

I have never been more scared for my life like the first time I had to cross the roads of Mumbai. It’s crazy, cars are coming from all sides honking and trying to rush past you, the pedestrians fill the only narrow space and what determines your next move is the ability to calculate the […]

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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 […]

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