Tag Archives: Poets

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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Presenting| Mwafrika

Acknowledge yourself that you want to succeed, plan how you want to be successful and categorise what you want to be as a poet.

Mwafrika

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

Introducing: Alashee the poet

Tiffany Wanjiru is a young spoken word poet who goes by the name Allashe. The name Alashee came about as a nickname from Alabasta dance crew which she was a member back in 2013. Continue reading Introducing: Alashee the poet