In stride with Kevin Mbithi; Actor, Producer & Film Director
Upclose with Abishai Maxman; the hunter from Bujumbura.
The story of starting humble and ending up at stardom and staying humble is not unfamiliar when you listen to Kevin Mbithi. He quietly finds his way to Ubunifu, apparently hails from the neighbourhood. If you are not keen enough you might not notice his presence. But our hawk-eyed Muindi Kisio was quick to spit him and sit down over […]
Bentana Marcello; Connecting Congo to Machakos
On 11 June 2017, we held the first Machakos Jazz Session which drew guests from as far as Kinshasha in Congo and Boston in Massachusetts. A pleasant surprise was one very energetic and positive guy, who bumped into the Jazz festival by sheer luck but ended up craving to come back for artist residency at Ubunifu Machakos. […]
Up Close with Udulele John
He speaks with a funny accent that is definitely not Kenyan. But what is he doing in Machakos? Marclello is a global citizen, born and bred in Congo but traversing the world in pursuit of bigger ideals in art and volunteerism. At 24, he found his way to Machakos (the place to be…) through Voluntary Services Overseas […]
Weekly Programming at Ubunifu Machakos unveiled!
Many a times he passes for a clueless shy boy who speaks only when he is spoken to, and often in very very low tones. Like many artists, he is never outspoken about his achievements, until he gets his hands on the bass guitar and smiles, then you realize that he is as lethal. During the opening […]
We are Hiring – General Manager for Machakos Ubunifu Inn
Since we opened doors on 4 March 2017, we have learnt a lot, and invested in extensive needs analysis of various opportunities we could facilitate to activate the creative ecosystem in Machakos County and its environs. We have settled on this weekly program, which we will continuously refine to ensure it best suits our clientele and creative […]
Peter Nguma joins Ubunifu Artist in Residence Program
We are Hiring The search is on for a suitable candidate to fill in the position of General Manager for MAchakos Ubunifu Inn, a hospitality venture located at Ubunifu Hub Machakos. This venture combines food, beverage, entertainment, recreation and accommodation services. Applications closing 15 May 2017. Your profile? You are an experienced and mature hospitality professional […]
What next after Machakos Talanta Fest?
Peter Nguma the only surviving member of the original Katitu Boys Band is set to be the Artist in Residence at Ubunifu Hub Machakos for the month of May 2017. AT 54 YEARS, Nguma is the only surviving member of the original Katitu Boys Band. After clearing high school in 1983, he went to Nairobi […]
Up close with Owenga of Rock-Re-Benga Music Style
Many a times, Machakos never disappoints in throwing events of international stature. From footbal to mega parties to the ever (in)famous Masaku 7s, machakos is surely the place to be. As expected, easter of 2017 was celebrated BIG and WIDE around Machakos. People from other counties could be seen flocking in as early as 6am once the weekend kicked […]
Rise Of The New BOLD
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 […]
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. […]