Thursday, 5 July 2012

Maliyo - African Gaming Industry

African traffic is itself a test of survival. The hours spent (which on a good day can be between 1 -2 hours) in the confines of a car, train or in a bus are usually considered wasted hours. This leads me to introducing Maliyo, an African gaming company which has decided to step in to fill the gap in the continent’s gaming market and your journey home. These guys have great aspirations and are hoping to be at least bigger than Zynga and who knows, looking at the current potential in the African gaming market, the opportunities are vast.

Check out their recent interview on ABNdigital to find out more.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

"It's Possible" - At times you just need to hear those words.

If there was a guy I would love to have coffee with and pick his brain, Juliani would be at the top of my list. He has always been an inspiration to me and for him, as a rapper, to be talking about climate change just made me love him even more. His energy is electric and as one of Kenya’s most well known artists, he still appears to be a humble guy who gives back to his community. Check out his new documentary on a recent road trip he took with fans.
+JULIANI - The Roadtrip from Studio Ang on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Sole Rebels - Bethelehm Alemu

Bethlelehm Alemu is one of Africa's fastest rising stars. You may ask why; She is the founder of Sole Rebel, an exciting ethical footwear brand that i can't wait to share with you.

Not only does it design and manufacturer it shoes in Ethiopia as well as sourcing most of its products from the continent but it is also built on fair trade principles. I cannot help but admire and fall in love with this company which truly sets to differentiate itself.
The brand has been receiving much applause for its business model from various institutions such as the World Economic Forum, the World Bank, and Forbes Magazine. Being the first fair trade certified shoe company, she is a leader who is to be celebrated and was recently awarded the African Award for Entrepreneurship beating other great businesses to win $50,000 US Dollars for the company.

As a business woman who has chosen to support her community and advance manufacturing, it is an honour to be writing about her.

I already have a couple of favourites but be sure to visit the website and let me know what you think.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Magical kenya

One of my favourite blogger, The Cherry Blossom girl was in Kenya last year, the pictures captured below are beautiful and you can find more on here. If you are looking for somewhere to holiday this year, Kenya is an absolutely magical place that would be a great choice for anyone.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

MTV Shuga sneak preview

Anyone else looking forward to the MTV Shuga series? I fell in love with the show so much that i have been counting down ever since they mentioned they were doing a series 2. With less than a few weeks to go, here is the sneak preview to remind you what you have to look forward to. The line up is looking very good and you can find out more about the characters here. As a plus, guest celebrities like Banky W, WizKid both of whom are from Nigeria and Boneye (P-unit) from Kenya will be making an appearance.

Shuga: Love, Sex, Money Promo from mtv staying alive on Vimeo.

Thoughts on the sneak preview?

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year

I currently i'm in England studying so my resolutions this year revolve around school and careers. However, one of my biggest wishes is visiting an African country (its been a while) in 2012. As a complete amateur photographer there is something exciting about capturing Mama Africa with a new greater appreciation for my home continent. I am truly looking forward to the year and what it holds for the continent.

Onwards to an exciting 2012.