If you are an avid reader of my blog, you’ll notice that I always try and maintain one thing: a positive vibe all through my posts. Well, I was born to be a winner, and to continue achieving great things, I’ve had to ward off any negative energy coming my way.
Believe it or not, more than 5 of your favorite music videos have been directed by a fiercely talented lady whose journey to success is the best thing you’ll learn this year. If you listen to Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony or David Guetta, just know that she’s already had conceptual breakthroughs with them.
“You have given us more than we expected,” The Wachowskis, creators of The Matrix, Jupiter Ascending, Cloud Atlas & Sense8.
They were saying this to Paul Ogola, who previously featured prominently in Nairobi Half Life – his most iconic role of a thug. It was when they first got acquainted before he started acting in Sense8, a popular Netflix Series. He revealed that in his interview with DW. I watched the touching interview which he shared on his social media earlier today. I must say this guy is going places.
It’s a typical Wednesday evening in Nairobi and my friends and I have met up in Westlands for a bi-weekly catch up. It’s a cool joint, devoid of noise and off the main road to town. As we chat away and sip on our cocktails, one of Chantelle’s favorite songs plays on MTV Base. It’s Vanessa Mdee‘s “Never Ever”, a jam that’s on high circulation across the continent. As she hums along to the hit song while watching the sexy music video, almost oblivious of our presence.
Last week, top blogger Silvia Njoki broke the news that she had been nominated for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in the “Favorite African Blogger” category. The gorgeous part-time actress is not new to awards as she was crowned the best Fashion Blogger in Kenya during the 2015 BAKE Awards.
In a world where the majority of technology innovation leaders are men, there’s unwarranted misogyny. But despite that, there always crops an intrepid, visionary and an amazingly sharp lady who beats the odds to create a brand that resonates across the board. The most common names we hear of are Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Elisabeth Holmes, the billionaire CEO of Theranos.
Just recently, Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol was in New York for the Global Citizen Festival. They shared the same stage with big names in the global entertainment scene; Beyonce, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran. They are championing the need to facilitate education for the future generation through their Soma Soma Initiative.