What dreams are not made of

“The mother of a flying demon must be a witch,” said the worst Lex Luthor ever.   I have nothing at all against Jesse Eisenberg, I actually like him, but he struggled to get his foot in this superhero door. He had the most amazing lines in this flick though, and I appreciated that –…

The Italians did it!

I strongly believe that a person’s roots are a very important factor in establishing one’s individuality. Where did they come from? What name was passed down to them and why? Why do they love chicken? Why are they so proud to be associated with certain things…? There are so many questions. You can never answer…

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…

Golden Fried Chicken Balls

It was the Golden Fried Chicken Balls that did it. One bite into that moist piece of chicken, lined with halloumi cheese and pistachio nuts and textured perfectly by the othmaleah pastry, and I was ready to ignore everything else. At that instant, I no longer wanted the Hummus with Lamb or the Jawaneh Motafa…

french in, french out

For a good chunk of my life, I have been avoiding French like the plague. What kind of good Christian girl would I be if my tongue let slip in moments of heated exasperation? By French in this case, I mean expletives. Maybe I should use a small f so as not to be rude….

It never gets old…

It never gets old. T-two minutes, the houses grow smaller and fall away with the earth. You struggle a tad to swim through the fluff, before finally gliding – ever so gently – on a sea of still white clouds. It never gets old where the rubber meets the air. You know. That road above…

Give me the truth! Somebody, anybody…

The Hague Trial has taken so long. After such a positive start, after all the hearts that were beating to the same drum, the euphoria dried up and the message got lost in smoke. It was all about the deaths right? The killing of what we loosely term as brothers and sisters. What was it,…

Things that Yasiin Bey said

It’s been quite a few suns since American musician Yasiin Bey was in town. Of course, a lot of people took time to go and see him at Ebony Lounge in Nairobi. It’s not often you get someone with that slow easy style on the mic, you know, saying things that only your heart could…