Tag Archives: Kenya

WHY I THINK STEPH KAPELA SHOULD’VE STAYED WITH ATWAL MUSIC

I think Steph Kapela should have stuck with Atwal Music. I’m at the airport and I’ve just missed my flight., so I have some time to pass till the next one. My mind is always quick to entertain me with cynical thoughts and random guesses about the lives of the strangers around me, but only thing is on my mind at this point, that post that Steph Kapela made announcing his split from Atwal Music.

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SONG REVIEW:  “Wess(Bounce)” by Muddah

There’s something missing in the underground scene and I’m not sure if you’ve noticed. Let’s face it, it’s the producers that made the scene start popping. People were laying vocals on internet beats long before the likes of Quassa, EA Wave, Mars Maasai etc started uploading beats on Soundcloud. So as the scene started to gather more attention, it is the producers that are still at centre stage, and rightfully so, because they put in work.

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Simple Kitchen| Mixed Rice

Hello again, and welcome to the simplistic adventures of my kitchen. Today we’re having mixed rice (it’s absolutely brilliant with avocado). Continue reading Simple Kitchen| Mixed Rice

Words| Dreams

“What if I was wrong?”
That’s the question that scares me to my bones. It’s the feeling I get just as I’m about to do something big.
“What if I wasn’t?”
That’s the second scariest question. Damn. It’s like I’m damned if I do, damned if I don’t.
That’s the thing with dreams; you never know until you try. But nobody really tells you how hard it is to try. How hard it is to get that first foot off the ground and place it a few inches ahead of yourself, when you can’t see the ground you’re stepping onto.
What if there’s thorns? What if there’s quicksand?
“But what if it’s everything I ever imagined it would be?” Sometimes you almost feel stupid to harbor such a hope. To look at all the odds, and go against the current in chasing your dreams. And to keep in mind that it’s a lifelong journey and things could change any day. Any minute. Any second.

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3 KENYAN PODCASTS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW

I’m assuming you’re a music enthusiast constantly looking for new sounds and vibrations. You haven’t listened to a radio show in over 3 months, but you’re not out of touch with the current renaissance. You have a SoundCloud account and possibly a Spotify subscription. You’ve come across the #hashtags, you know, #nunairobi #playkemusic #boycottradio #thekenyanrenaissance and a new one that may come up soon #nufiveflow . Okay I know just saying the term NuNairobi may get some of your panties in a bunch but stay with me here. Continue reading 3 KENYAN PODCASTS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW

#cookingwithCICI [special edition]: Sweet Chilli Chicken Sliders

Heya guys! Today, I have the honour of authoring this guest post. My name is Ivy Mabelle and together with one of my bestest friends, Cynthia Okech, we have a segment on http://kenyanbelle.com/  called #cookinwithCICI in which we share awesome recipes. Much like the one we have here. Talk about melting in your mouth! You won’t be able to help yourself from going for seconds with these sliders. You can make them for a casual hangout or get-to-together, I can guarantee they will be a hit amongst your homies. So what are you waiting for; let’s get crackin’! Continue reading #cookingwithCICI [special edition]: Sweet Chilli Chicken Sliders

COLOURS

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

Words: Feeling

Sometimes I wish I was a brainless drone

To not be laboured by heavy thoughts
To not be concerned by outer affairs
To do only what I’ve been programmed to do
Feel only what I’ve been programmed to feel
To live my life with a blank stare
With no smiles, with no tears
So that everything wasn’t so painful
Even if it’d mean I’d feel never joyful
I’d wake up every morning, blink three times
Wash my face, brush three times
Every breakfast, have three bites
Have a cup of coffee, as I begin to sell my soul
To the wheels that would control me, that chain my soul

Sometimes I wish I was a brainless drone
To not get so tired
To not feel so alone

Dee

That Ushago feel

Photograpy by MJ Kawira and Skrapbuk_ke

_MG_5779Growing up, my parents’ side hustle was farming and it did them so well they have carried on the culture to date. There’s a sense of fulfillment that comes with planting a seed and watching it grow to produce food you can consume. My favourite so far is potatoes. They have this sense of mystery as you harvest them that you only see some dried leaves protruding from the soil and you would have to dig up just to find out just how much potatoes are under the soil. Continue reading That Ushago feel

WWIM17_Nairobi

The first time I attended an Instameet, I had my Huawei Y330 to floss with and I still got great shots. Such days remind me that the passion counts more than the equipment you may have, to make something to happen. I recently attended this year’s Instameet and it was a blast. Over the last years, I have been blessed with a Canon 1200D which has brought nothing but joy in this life of mine.  Continue reading WWIM17_Nairobi