LW Music Week: Helena

Every week I get a number of new songs and videos sent to my inbox. Some I want to share, some I never manage to watch, and others make me wonder: “How many songs can one person release in a week?” Anyway, that said, I thought the least I could do is say what I…

Review: Purpose by Justin Bieber

Most Kenyans past the age of 21 felt little for Justin Bieber’s long wavy hair when he first came on the scene. He was just a cute blonde boy who could really sing, and who was featured on the Oprah show. And is Canadian. He was even on Ellen so there was no point or…

Live And Die in Afrika: A review

I’m sure if we try really hard, we can spell the word M-E-L-O-D-Y using letters from the names of Sauti Sol’s band members. Mudigi… It’s like saying; “shtua!” Because some amazing melody awaits… As you know, these four talented young men launched their new album last weekend; Live And Die in Afrika. Apart from the…

Creating one-ness on stage

A musician is a person that brings harm, destruction, hate, love, hope, joy and peace with the use of words and sound embedded in premeditated or spontaneous tunes. What each musician brings is not their individuality, but rather how they bring it. Musicians are a product of their upbringing, their surroundings and the things that…

Ibiza and Heineken: In photos

Ok, here’s a photo summary of my amazing trip to Ibiza… Awesome experience, awesome party, beautiful people. Skyboarders, a floating bar with a DJ in the middle, and a bash hosted for 10,000 people are just some of the features of that weekend. Once in the Schengen area there is no visa drama so you…

Do not introduce yourself at parties!

It’s been just over two hours since I arrived in Ibiza and I have stopped trying to introduce myself to people. My reasons are valid. Like… Since about 7am today I’ve been kicking it with Niek from Heineken, spoken in sign language, shared “My Talking Tom” with a non-English speaking Spaniard on the plane… Then…

The incredible ‘wildebeest’ migration in Spain

Starting today, do not call me Laura, or Lau or Walubesh or any other strange rendition of my name. Please, just for a week, call me Lauriza. I ask nicely. Here’s why… Before last week, Ibiza was an exotic beach resort that one could only dream of going to. But now, it is the next…