Lifestyle

Two Countries Out of Big Brother Africa

Trending Topics
With only six days to go to the premiere of the biggest reality show in Africa, it has been confirmed that Rwanda and Sierra Leone will no longer be participating in Season 9 of Big Brother Africa.
  • Sept. 1, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

Top 15 Events This Sunny September

FYI
These are the top 15 events to attend this sunny September.
  • Sept. 1, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

To The Mara With Love

Environment
“That’s the kind of money I’d like to make,” Popsy commented as she watched the helicopter disappear. “Meaning?” Macharia asked while he continued to stare sadly at the dead animal. “Half a million dollars in ten minutes flat!” He whipped round to face her, suddenly angry.
  • Sept. 1, 2014
  • Ian Vincent

Kick Off of RASAST (Ruhla Adatia Sood Animal Support Trust)

Pets
The RASAST fund was established to keep the memory of Ruhila alive in a way she would have appreciated. Ruhila and her unborn child lost their lives in the Westage Attack, nearly a year ago. During her life she was a great supporter of animal welfare, caring for neglected and abused animals.
  • Sept. 1, 2014
  • Amy L. Rapp

Better Roads for Nairobi to Help Reduce Traffic Jams

Travel
One of Nairobi’s remaining traffic bottlenecks, the Outer Ring Road, which allows to bypass the city centre and connect traffic coming from Central Kenya to the international airport and the main highway to Mombasa and the Tanzanian border at Namanga, is due to be upgraded from single lane to dual lane.
  • Sept. 1, 2014
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thome

All Female Crew Brings Home Kenya Airways’ Fourth B787 Dreamliner

Travel
Aviation history was re-written when Kenya Airways’ fourth B787-8 Dreamliner was flown from the Boeing assembly plant to Nairobi by an all-female crew with Captain Irene Koki Mutungi at the controls.
  • Sept. 1, 2014
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thome

Born Free Location to Become a Lion Sanctuary

Environment
When George Adamson’s life was celebrated at Kora National Park, where he spent much of his late adult life continuing the work started with his late wife Joy, good news were told to those assembled.
  • Sept. 1, 2014
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Thome

The Easy Taxi Football Tournament

FYI
Last weekend Easy Taxi hosted its very first football tournament for all its taxi drivers. This is the first of many CSR events that Easy Taxi will host for their Taxi Drivers. It provides a good platform for drivers from all over Nairobi to meet and engage with each other outside their regular work behind the wheel.
  • Aug. 29, 2014
  • Angela Mwandanda

The Easy Taxi Official Launch

FYI
On Saturday September 6th Easy Taxi will officially launch its services in the city through a scavenger hunt/ amazing race around Nairobi. 25 teams will race head to head across 5 challenge zones. Challenges will include boat races, singing competitions, cooking among many other surprises.
  • Aug. 29, 2014
  • Angela Mwandanda

IRB to Change Name to World Rugby

Sports
The International Rugby Board will become World Rugby from November 19, 2014 as part of a major rebranding programme. The new brand, including a new logo, will be launched at the IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition in London on November 17-18.
  • Aug. 29, 2014
  • Kenya Rugby Union

Kenya Worldwide Fashion Week Fashion Designers’ Profiles: Pakistani Kurta King Deepak Perwani

Designers
Deepak’s formals have sleek cuts; bridals, chic and modern. His vibrant use of colour and spring femininity in recent years has brought him remarkable success in comparison to his prior work. Deepak holds The Guiness World Record for the largest Kurta in the world.
  • Aug. 29, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

Aaaww: Watch a Kid’s Reaction When His Mom Tells Him She’s Expecting Another Child

FYI
Aren’t kids the cutest and most opinionated beings?
  • Aug. 29, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

Fab Friday Fashion Fact: Kaftans for Kings and Queens

Fashion
Did you know that kaftans originated from the Middle East? A kaftan/caftan is a simple garment associated with Islamic culture and worn for thousands of years by both men and women.
  • Aug. 29, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

VEVE: Don't Believe the Trailer People

Movie Buzz
With strong films like ‘Nairobi Half Life’ and ‘Something Necessary’, to their name, One Fine Day Films have set certain standards that the discerning Kenyan film lover has come to expect. So does VEVE live up to those standards? YES and NO. And here is why...
  • Aug. 29, 2014
  • Damaris Agweyu

HOT: Lowry Odhiambo

Star Profiles
Lowry Odhiambo is a professional head-hunter for film, commercials and TV voiceover talent. He was himself recently cast on Kenya’s latest film Veve that opened in Kenya last night at the Century Cinemax at the Junction in Nairobi.
  • Aug. 29, 2014

Anarchy, Graveyards & Trolls: 15 Movies to Watch This September

Movie Buzz
Here are the top 10 Hollywood and 5 Bollywood films to watch out for this September. Stay in the loop, it's gonna be a dark ride!
  • Aug. 29, 2014
  • Tim Mworia | @timworia

7 Deadly Sins: A Parade of Lifestyle Quirks and Fetishes

Movie Buzz
Exec Producer Morgan Spurlock is the host of the show. This series takes us inside extreme and forbidden behaviour. The stories are so extreme you won’t believe they aren’t completely made up. So far Sins has screened gluttony, envy and lust. Greed, wrath, sloth and pride remain. Which one of the sins are you guilty of?
  • Aug. 29, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

Wazi? FM: NOT a Kenyan-Somali Thriller

Movie Reviews
I really wanted to like Wazi? FM. It stars Joseph “Babu” Wairimu (Nairobi Half Life’s Mwas); I love him so how could I not? But the story on Wazi? FM is told in a very confusing way. This film’s plot is also all over the place. The incorporation of a Somali version of the soul hit Staying Alive will leave you in stitches.
  • Aug. 29, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina

The Era of Online Marketplace in Kenya

FYI
The digital revolution has seen the setting up of online retail outlets from Amazon and EBay to Alibaba, among others. The world has literally moved to shop online and enjoy the convenience of deliveries being made to your doorstep.
  • Aug. 28, 2014
  • JUMIA Kenya

Kenya Worldwide Fashion Week: Mzanzi Fashion Designers’ Profiles

Designers
Spero Villioti has won many local and international awards while designing for South Africa’s elite. Paledi Segapo is known for his sharp tailoring on his menswear line and dressing South Africa’s A-listers.
  • Aug. 28, 2014
  • Wangechi Maina