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Have the conversation: Make contraception one of the cool kids
Future Fab, a lifestyle brand, is on a mission to break through the stigma and awkwardness of talking about reproductive health using innovative campaigns.
Check out the musicians paving the way for the sounds of Africa
From Black Coffee to DJ Steloo, you won’t want to forget the names of these beatmakers.
Grandmothers, Afrofuturism and Nairobi-beats
Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia directs his first film, the music video to Blinky Bill's new song "Atie".
Giving back with ethical fashion
Eco-friendly and ethically made, Allmade pushes the boundaries of the ordinary t-shirt.
New subversive hip hop from Kenyan artist Muthoni Drummer Queen
Kenyan rapper and singer, Muthoni Drummer Queen’s latest song is hip-hop activism at its finest.
Panâh: An ethical fashion production house in Kenya
This African production house produces high quality clothes for international brands.
Osborne Macharia is a self-taught commercial and advertising photographer born and bred in Nairobi, Kenya and with a bachelors in architecture.
Nairobibounce: Meet Kenyan alternative music producer Blinky Bill
Meet "Blinky" Bill Sellanga, one of Kenya's most exciting music producers.
Nairobi-based "Blinky" Bill Sellanga is a singer-songwriter, beat maker, producer and one fourth of Kenyan art and music collective, Just a Band.
Osborne Macharia’s latest work highlights the unsung achievements of Kenya’s female freedom fighters
The Kenyan social media favourite is back with a new photo series.
Smokeless cooking in Kenya
Fighting lower respiratory infection with innovative design.
Why waste shouldn't go to waste
Impossible: Kenyan grannies learn karate to fend off would-be attackers
A group of Kenyan grannies, the oldest of whom is 85, meet every week to learn self-defence to help protect themselves against sexual predators.
Yuwote Charvet: The typeface that infuses African symbols with geometry
Kevin Karanja explores African writing systems & 3D design.
Open source wheelchair for developing countries
The SafariSeat by Kenya-based design team Uji is an open-source wheelchair specially tailored to the needs of people living in rural communities.
Handing over the camera to former child brides
Veteran photographer Stephanie Sinclair teaches child brides to tell their own stories using basic photography.
Creativity burns across the African continent in Khuli Chana’s new music video
Shot in Ghana and produced by South African producers, One Source celebrates Africanness through collaboration.
Everyday episodes of an African reality
Using photography to transform the way people view the daily lives of African people.
My Africa Is: A documentary project that celebrates pop culture in Africa
Filmmaker Nosarieme Garrick discusses the making of her new documentary "Alternative Nairobi" with Nataal.
Sustaining the memory of the ‘Black Mamba’
Cryus Kabiru’s roadster fixation leads to imaginative and nostalgic sculptures.
Osborne Macharia’s little Kenyan battle squad
The man who set the internet ablaze with his astonishing images of eccentric Kenyans has turned his attention to another group of characters: little people.
Flare, the ambulance Uber in Nairobi
Using an integrated ambulance dispatch system, Flare is a next-generation tech product that cuts hours to minutes in medical emergencies in East Africa.
Four ways Africa can influence design
A core theme of the What Design Can Do conference explores what Africa can do for Europe. These are the experts called upon for answers.
Inside Nairobi's growing fashion scene
Nairobi concept store Ichyulu teams up with local photographers and style bloggers to celebrate the city’s growing fashion scene.
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