Over the last half a decade, Kenyan entertainer Noti Flow has risen exponentially to be a darling to many. Characteristic of her are endless surprises; one minute she is engulfed in controversy and the next she is on a reality TV show. Natalie Florence – as her national ID – reads is a versatile lady, from her sexual orientation to her talents. In the past, she has declared herself as being bisexual and her adoring millions of fans are OK with that.
The year is 2012. I am on the 7th floor of a plaza in the Central Business District of Nairobi, Kenya’s high octane capital. It is a bustling city that according to many, shapes you to live anywhere around the world.
My low-quality earphones are buzzing with “Twilight” by Cover Drive, a hit song that is on constant replay on radio stations. The song is a few months old and I cannot get enough of it. I am in an office, balancing emotions between a recent heartbreak, a new crush who’s showing me mixed signals and my very first job which is super demanding.
Hollywood director Hannah Lux Davis is undoubtedly one of the world’s most renowned music video creators. She has worked on visuals that have garnered billions of views. For example, Ariana Grande’s “Side To Side” featuring Nicki Minaj has over 1 billion views on Youtube.