A Kenyan’s tribute to Sridevi; we will miss you

I know. I’m Kenyan. Both my parents are Kenyan. And I am the last person you would expect to talk about this, but I feel like I must celebrate this woman called Sridevi Kapoor. Her big eyes, infectious laugh, great dance moves and flawless ability to take on any role thrown her way – they…

How to join the conservation equation

For as long as we can remember, we’ve been saving elephants and rhinos. Then almost a decade ago, lions numbers were dwindling at an alarming rate from being poisoned by the Maasai for killing their livestock – and we had to save them too. Now we have about 20,000 lions left in the wild. In…

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…

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…

Vanessa Mdee takes hold of her destiny

I imagine her palms were sweaty when she told herself over and over and over again that it was the right thing to do. She probably pushed aside the doubts that were running riot in her senses and made her nervous. Doing something that you know feels right deep down is too noble and there’s…

Thais says music set her free

T-ha-ees. Is how you say her name. Thais. All you need to know about her is that music set her free. Music forced her to open her soul and seek answers to some of the most painful questions life was asking her. I only interviewed her for all of ten minutes, in the dark underground…

Veve: A Review

I’ve been chewing on Veve for a few days. Sometimes with Big G and sometimes without, but I still don’t know… I don’t know the answer to this question: how do I really feel about this movie? Let me try and write it out. First scene. While I was trying to get used to the…

Amsterdam: the city of Heineken and Black Mambas

My first journey past the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and all I could see was chaos. Even though it was the most organized form of chaos you could ever encounter. Let me explain. As the van that picked us up ferried its way out of the highway and into the main streets of the squeaky…

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…