Arts & culture

The beauty in Suzie Wokabi's home, work

Suzie Wokabi is the brilliant mind behind Suzie Beauty’s very first make-up brand, which took the industry by storm and dared all of us to reimagine beauty.

Festival tells stories through dance

Last weekend, July 13 and 14, dance enthusiasts converged for the annual Dance Life Festival at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi.

Celebrating freedom at the Dance Life Festival

The 5th Edition of the Dance Life festival live at the Goethe Institut, Nairobi

Kenyan designers launch into US market

Kenyan designer brands, Vivo, Waza Wazi and Jok a Jok have all recently made a foray into the US clothing and apparel market.

The 'quirky' world of Lulu Kitololo

She was just a toddler when a family friend started to conduct drawing lessons with her, sparking her lifelong love affair with art.

Mzungu Kichaa: Bridging cultures through music

A live music enthusiast would recognise Mzungu Kichaa's name immediately. The Danish singer-songwriter who found prominence in Tanzania is in Nairobi.

Award winning Kenyan film 'Mvera' now on Netflix

The Kenyan Coastal film Mvera has marked a major milestone after premiering on international streaming platform Netflix this week

New music: Bien and Breeder go hard on Maandamano

Bien and Breeder collaborate on a new single, Maandamano

How Swahili is becoming a global language

Kiswahili is among the 10 most widely spoken languages in the world, with hundreds of million speakers.

Ash Appleton's Afro-modern apartment

Ash Appleton is an Afro-modern interior designer who brings a vibrant blend of cultures and colours into every space she creates.

Using art for social justice

The last couple of weeks have seen the creative world come together and join the country-wide protests using songs and art to pass their message across.

Ripples in the Pool: Why Rebeka Njau's book is still causing waves 50 years later

For a 91-year-old woman, Rebeka is surprisingly in good shape. Apart from a walking cane, nothing else betrays her advanced age.

Artist and jazz musician Sekano passes on

Iconic South African fine artist and jazz musician Charles Ezekiel Molefi Sekano is dead.

Suzanne Gachukia's elegant home

Suzanne Gachukia-Opembe looks as stunning today as she did when she first hit the music airwaves. A true icon of the '80s music scene, she was known for her incredible talent and unforgettable hits.

Morton in Motion

PJ Morton is a multi-talented musician with a diverse career. He is best known as the keyboardist for the pop band Maroon 5, having joined them in 2012

Creatives bring African nursery rhymes to life

The idea of Uli and Tata Nursery Rhymes was birthed by accident in 2020. Then, the whole country was under lockdown, due to Covid-19.

Rare look into Kenya's judicial and political intrigues

Rao an esteemed judge who played a pivotal role in vetting judges between 2011 and 2016.

Lookslike Avido: From the streets of Kibera to international runways

His fashion brand, LookslikeAvido, is not just about clothing, but also about community empowerment. He trains deaf women and young women in Kibera, providing them with skills.

Meeting paves way for Grammy Recording Academy in Africa

Kenya joined Rwanda, Nigeria, and South Africa as founding members of a steering committee tasked with establishing a Grammy Recording Academy in Africa.

Love for culture got me banished from church

Twenty-seven years ago, Mutuku’s dream of preserving the culture of his people was awakened while studying in Sweden.