Category Archives: Creatives

From poets, to musicians, photographers, models and designers; have a glimpse of the Kenyan art scene through it’s creators, designers and influencers.

Words| MATRICIDE – ONLY ACT THAT WAS CONGENIAL TO MY COLD STONY SOUL

By Aloo Odundo

My hands trembled. I was angry, hurt, confused all at once.She kept texting and my replies were instant. We were tearing each other apart; or so I thought.

I ran into my room and flung my head at the wall. I was too upset for words. I yanked my clothes off the hangers in my wardrobe and threw them into my suitcase.

Words| Intro

By Kanja

I wonder when they’ll start to listen

If they’ll ever zoom out and see my vision,

All this for my team

They’ve always been a million,

I’m declaring it now

That Kanja’s for the children,

I mean you got a good message

Mines just more prudent,

Look around with marvel

And realize that we’re all rooted,

I know I’m here for a purpose

But they just want me to get suited.

Destiny will find its way to you,

Patience and a free mind

The only things that’ll get you through,

And love is all you have to do.

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Words| The Guidelines

By Moses Gitonga

First…
Hate yourself for all the things you are not and all the things you are.
Next…
Hate everyone else because they are not what you want them to be.

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Words| HE…

By Esther Adwets

He has my papa’s name
And he vibes like a mama’s boy
The sound of him speak,is quite therapeutic to my mind.

I talk a lot,maybe too much,But around him, I’m lost for words.

My throat dries up,and it becomes a struggle to say the right words.

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Words| The List

A few years ago I developed a habit. When things went wrong I would take a long walk and try to think things through. That used to help. Take time to look at everything objectively. People call it clearing your mind. Not sure that’s what I was doing, but usually after the walk I felt a lot better.

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Words| I AM IN LOVE WITH HIS BRAINS

By Olive Chao

I heard they are called feelings.
The uneasiness I feel when he is around
My loss of words when he speaks
The shame at my blondness
Yet my hair is as black as coal
And Waswahili walinena, “Akili ni nywele, kila mtu anazake”.

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Words| QUEEN OF HEARTS

By Joseph Ngugi

I have lived most of my life thinking that romantic love is a delusion; a futile edge against the existential terror that is our own singularity and then I met her and that forced me to reexamine my convictions. Several months have gone by now and our conversations have gotten deeper and deeper with every passing minute. I have somewhat become an addict to her affection, her smile, her laughter, her ever radiant happy character and the charisma that comes with it. I have come to miss every aspect of her that a few years ago would have said with utmost certainty is a delusion.

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Words| Campus girls and fake hair

By Rehema Zuberi

For those who went to girl high schools, they know how easy it was identifying someone from the back. This was because of the pushback or keep-it-short hairstyle most of the schools advocated for. In varsity, you would pass 10 friends as everyone is wearing the same damn hair!

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Words: Paint me 1

By Moses Gitonga

My flaws have me convinced,
Am not worthy of this gift,
The audacity of me!!
To think that I can keep an angel satisfied with walking the ground like a regular being.
I’m a being regular in all sense of the word,

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Words| That Touch

A story is told in the bible about Jesus and a leper. As Jesus in His many travels was traveling through a town a leper called out to Him. He wanted Jesus to heal Him. Jesus went towards the beggar and touched him and told him ‘Your faith has made you whole’. What? JESUS TOUCHED A LEPER. Now I’m sure you are wondering what’s the significance. Jesus healed many people why did the writers of the bible find it necessary to record this particular instance in four different books of the bible. Why is this writer highlighting the story emphasizing on the touch? For the answer let’s refer to the Jewish culture.

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