She’s gonna be performing at Blankets and Wine this Sunday. A Kenyan with German\Italian roots, her music is soulful and will make you appreciate life from a totally new angle. We got the chance to interview Maia & the Big Sky just after the release of her latest album: Continue reading INTRODUCING| MAIA AND THE BIG SKY
TnT is a Kenyan rap duo that consists of the hell spitting Timmy Blanco and the hook swinging Twenny Eights. They are carrying the hiphop torch to Olympic standards and if any of their recent projects is anything to go by the Trap is strong with these folks. We happened to attend the premiere of the Music video for their hit Christopher Wallace. We managed to get a few words from them regarding the project and any future plans. Here’s what they had to say: Continue reading TnT at the Christopher Wallace video launch
Over the centuries art has evolved from complexity to simplicity to downright nonsense(depending on who you speak to). However, today’s feature is an artist who dabbles in a very unexplored territory in the artmosphere…koff koff. Most of you know it as doodling. Calm thy crawlers before you start lynching me. In this case I am not referring to those mundane sketches you do when bored but a more complex form of it but it still retains it’s simplicity. He showcased his newest work in the recently concluded art fair at the sarit centre and believe me when I say,”Seeing is believing.” His work incorporates a lot of imaginations, cartoons and other forms of artistic expression. He goes by the name of Quotmie and he is an awesome artist and a pretty cool fellow. Continue reading Introducing| @quotmie
Artistic expression varies from artist to artist but all in all it comes down to preference. The advice is usually get a niche and carve it for yourself. However, the artist we have in our interview segment today is a cut above the rest. She is a jack of most trades and a master of them all. Her name is Deeee, she is a painter, cook, poet, singer….the list goes on and on. So, instead of wasting your time with meaningless sweet nothings aka journalistic jargo; BD254 presents Deeee.
Ps: Don’t forget the 4 Es. Continue reading Presenting| @d.e.e.e.e
havHike with Terra is an event organised by Terra Model management. The intention is to bring people together in a natural environment and indulge with fun filled activities. This is all in an effort to curb anxiety from all generations about venturing and exploring the outdoors.
The first edition was sponsored by city walk and it took place at Butterfly Pavilion in Mombasa and it was epic. In case you missed it, fear not for here is a recap of what went down.
Kenyan hiphop has been for a while been downplayed and graced with controversy from one reason to the next.
However, in the recent past the current generation has in one way or another tried to push away this perception. From their branding, performances and even presentation.
Last year, at the bomblast memorial concert held at memorial park, I happened to be a witness to this new age development and I was amazed. The artist in question this time happened to be none other than Jemedari. Continue reading Presenting| Mr. Jemedari
To be honest, this has been the most elusive concept we’ve ever undertaken. We started looking for a barbershop/ salon to partner with early this year but we kept getting let down. However, a few months back we noticed a new salon had sprung up and its selling point was its hospitality. We approached them and honestly from the reception to execution, we were impressed. Mirror mirror KE is definitely true in its selling point and you should definitely book an appointment as the pics are merely a sneak peek into the premises. Continue reading BD254 @ MIRROR MIRROR KE
From the title and featured image you should already have an idea where this is headed. This shoot was meant to fuse the art of photography with the stroke of the brush hence a lot of shots and strokes. Before unveiling the production list and photos, we’d like to thank Diana Wangari for providing us with the space and artworks to make this a success. We owe you one love. So without further ado BD254 presents… COLOURS. Continue reading COLOURS
Sichangi is a bad man. A superhero. A gem that everyone discovered at the same time and there was an immediate consensus that he is on his own lane. We all discovered him when he dropped his EP “Hold On”. All your favorite producers were on it, links were shared and articles were written. My favorite jam was “I don’t wanna give up” because of the naija sample that kept saying I believe in juju . Continue reading We’ve Discovered Sichangi’s Secret
Acknowledge yourself that you want to succeed, plan how you want to be successful and categorise what you want to be as a poet.
The Kenyan spoken word/ poetry scene has made major leaps and bounds. It is currently and arguably the most appreciated art form within creatives. Poets are the only artists who are listened to. No matter who you are, where you come from, the audience is always accommodating and supportive as compared to other art forms. The fans are loyal and they are always ready to listen to someone new and give them a chance.
I met Mwafrika at the first edition of the YCafe and what struck me was his humility. I could tell he was genuinely enthusiastic about featuring on the magazine and he had passion for his work. We finally got to have a sit down with him and the phrase ‘Never judge a book by its cover kept ringing in my mind.’ Continue reading Presenting| Mwafrika