All posts tagged: africa

Music: Five Vibes Vol. 1

My first music post this year! Back in December I decided to spend an evening sharing music via Snapchat and it was suggested that I start Spotify Playlists… but like many things that don’t work here (i.e. Facetime), creating Spotify Playlists won’t be possible right now. Till then I’ll be sharing five songs I’m enjoying in any given week (they won’t necessarily be ‘new’ songs either). Enjoy.✌🏾 “Pain Killer” by @sarkodie & @iRuntown has me wishing I took my best friend seriously when she said I should know how to speak #Twi by now — Olayide M. (@OlayideM)February 8, 2017 “Pain Killer” by Sarkodie feat. Runtown “Temper” Remix by Skales feat. Burna Boy “Prayer” by DMW feat. Davido & Mayrokun “Fancy U” by Chike* “Ahaa” by Tim Godfrey & Xtreme  (Saints dabbin’ their way into heaven these days – Listen to this song with some good headphones!) All songs listed are available to purchase on iTunes.   Do you have any suggestions of artists to I should know of? Let me know! I’m always on the look out for ‘new’ …

Story: Kenyan Edition ~ Nakumatt Ukay, Westlands

Train Car stories ~ Short fictional stories inspired by real train commuters people and I’ve intentionally not given the characters names. If I see you, I just may turn you into a story.  Special thanks to Rahma, Ruqayya and Aysa for the Swahili translations and names. 🙂 Date: 26th February 2016 There was no point of discussing how hot it was on this day. Nairobi, Kenya only knew the difference between hot and hot and the tightness of the outdoor car park at Nakumatt Ukay, Westlands only made it feel hotter. It appeared that the heat didn’t bother them, they sat in a white pick up truck (the one pictured above) – the type you see in the movies where the scenes are set in Africa – the type of truck that a car enthusiast would be able give the correct name of; anyway, they sat in it with the windows down seemingly unbothered by the heat. From the short distance a girly giggle and the mature laughter of a young woman could be heard, a true …