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Your Story

Stories about Kenyans doing amazing things in their own different ways.

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    Naimah Bashir – Software Engineer

    We happen to be the generation expected to make strides in ensuring equality for both men and women. In our time we’ve had the opportunity for better education, health care and overall quality of life. I had a chat with a boss babe in the STEM world here to remind us that it’s possible and there is no limit to what we can achieve. Meet Naimah.. Who is Naimah Bashir? Naima is a quality-oriented Software Engineer who enjoys travelling in her free time. You are a total badass in the STEM world, how would you say it begun? It began in high school with my Computer Science teacher who encouraged…

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    Samuel Kinyagia – Body Art and Creative Make-Up Artist

    Art is timeless, endearing and uncontainable. It exists in forms that we get to appreciate every day. Today we talk to Samuel Kinyagia on body art and how this is a genre about to take over the modern forms of art. What inspired you to become a body and creative make-up artist? My art journey started when I was a kid, I used to draw and paint and even get in trouble cause I used the wrong book or wrong medium for it, then went to high school and found art as a subject there, at first I like it but I hated painting cause I didn’t get it then…

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    Enoque Wambua – Musician

    The music industry in Kenya is and has always been a force to reckon with. Having a conversation with Wambu African definitely brought a lot to perspective from navigating a global pandemic and the future of his music where he’s being his most authentic self. Who is Enoque Wambua? Enoque Wambua is a lover of life! A genuine being, who loves people and loves lifting souls in many ways the strongest being music. I feel like now when I’m a bit grown up, I’m learning who I am and appreciating myself more. The more you stay with yourself the more you know who you are. I’m so much more than…

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    Wahiu, aka My Fingers Just – Visual Artist

    Wahiu is one of the most confident people I met back when we were in theatre business. His story has however humbles me. Four suicide attempts later, he has learnt to not just be comfortable, but bold, audacious and unapologetic. He is a force to reckon with in visual art and I am so happy you get to met him. As a Kenyan creative, how would you describe your art? One it is visual, obviously. Also, I think it’s very Avant Gard and controversial, its definitely a neck turner, something that will make you like twice cause my fingers once again just …. What inspired the Instagram name ‘My Fingers…

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    Mirikau – Photographer and Videographer

    Stories are the communal currencies for humanity. I’m happy to jump back into the interviews where I get to interact with Kenyans doing their part in engineering the future. Today, meet Mirikau a creative who expresses himself through photography and videography and is always willing to learn, unlearn and relearn. Do a lot of people ask you how Mirikau is pronounced? Haha! Coming to think about it not really, the problem is usually comes when people usually try write it down… What does Mirikau mean? Funny thing is … I really don’t know even though it is my actual name. I’d asked my folks but it, unfortunately, joins the ranks…

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    Wambui Ndung’u – Spilled Words Podcast

    African communities have always told stories. We grew up having them passed down from generation to generation through oral traditions. However, with the rate at which we are advancing technologically it is difficult for the old and the new to be in the same wine skin. But it is not impossible. I had a chat with Wambui who founded Spilled Words Podcast a story telling platform you’ll adore. Happy reading. 1. Who is Wambui Ndung’u? Well, there are so many ways to answer this question, but I can tell you a few fun facts about me; I live for an exceptional cup of coffee,  I can’t live without my podcast…

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    Safari Yetu Adventures

    Paulo Coelho said; “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal!” We have learnt this from 9 months in a pandemic when we needed to stay home to keep safe. Now that we’ve watched all of Netflix and Showmax and who knows which other family movies, we can try get a little bit of adventure going. I had a chat with Safari Yetu Adventures and there is so much magic our country has to offer! 1. What inspired the making of Safari Yetu Adventures? My compulsion for travelling, exploring and experiencing different cultures; networking and seeing places made me think of “what if I did this with other people?”…

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    Velma Mareba – Creative and Make Up Lover

    After my interview with Beryl aka Belnizzo (read it here) I got a recommendation to feature her lovely sister a creative, make up lover, performing arts and Afro-centric enthusiast. Here’s how our chat went: 1. What’s one random thing people should know about you? That I am really good at doing impersonations. LoL                       2. If you were  to use one make up brand forever which one would it be? It has to be Maybelline. 3. What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation? My go-to foundation for myself as well as my clients is  a medium- coverage foundation due to its natural finish and it is also ‘buildable’…

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    Elizabeth Njambi – CEO and Founder Wakilisha

    Back when I was at Kenya Model United Nations I had the amazing chance of meeting women who hold up other women. My confidence in leadership was made possible by a number of them including Elizabeth Njambi CEO and Founder of Wakilisha that you’ll know more about from this interview. 1. What inspired the establishment of Wakilisha? Two things, actually. In my last year of law school at the University of Nairobi, I attended my first legal aid exercise as a member of the Students’ Association for Legal Aid and Research (SALAR). I had always been scared of attending legal aid exercises because I couldn’t live with myself if I…

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    Irene Ng’endo – Miss Africa 2020

    This week’s feature is on the reigning Miss Africa. We had a chat about the pageantry world, her experience in her role and the dreams she has for Africa. Get to know her a bit more in these 15 questions. Go ahead and dive in… 1. Who is Irene Ng’endo? Irene is the reigning Miss Africa 2020, thank you very much (haha). She is an International Model based in Kenya. I have walked high fashion runways here in Kenya by Darling Kenya, Ajuma Limited and Samantha bridal among others. I ventured into the pageantry side of modeling late 2018 where I won Miss Jkuat. I went ahead to represent my…