Showing posts with label One on One. Show all posts
Showing posts with label One on One. Show all posts

Monday, 5 March 2018

A Peek into the World of Top East African #LipArt-ist

-Lips without Lipstick are like cake without frosting-

For the talent behind Perky Arts, lip art goes far beyond applying your favourite red lipstick.

It’s an art that she, Joy Maringa, has had and continues to perfect from when she was a little girl.  Back then, her make up kit came in free courtesy of UK Teen magazines that included free make up kits on the inside.

Years later, she would ditch her dream of desiring to make it as a high-ranking brand manager and embrace make-up artistry full-time.

Monday, 10 July 2017

One on One with the FACE behind KEITAN SAFARIS

With tens of thousands graduating from Kenyan Universities annually, the last thing these graduates expect is getting an 8-5 job that pays KSh. 10,000 per month.
That’s the reality that hit 23 year old Kevin Owino, a Tourism Management graduate from Maasai Mara University.  Popularly known as Keitan, he is the perfect motivation to look up to when exiting  white collar slavery and embracing a no-collar entrepreneurship mentality.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

STRICTLY FOR ENTREPRENEURS - How Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran Rose from being a D Student to a Real Estate/Business Mogul

About two months ago, this amazing Shark Tank investor - Barbara Corcoran, held a one hour AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit.  (Barbara turned a $1,000 loan into The Corcoran Group - a multi-million real estate business).
If you are an aspiring or struggling entrepreneur, or an entrepreneur open to learning from an expert, this smart, witty and a little crazy woman will let you in on all the secrets that make a great business personality.  I've selected a few questions and responses that I believe will teach you more than just a thing or two. 

1. Kill, marry, f**k do business with: Mark, Kevin, Daymond, Robert?

Friday, 17 October 2014

Musically Speaking - From Basharms to Revelation

If you love the Kenyan music scene, and gospel music in particular, you must have heard these guys songs play on Hope FM, Radio 316, Truth FM and even on local gospel TV Shows.
They used to go by the name Basharms, but have since changed it to Revelation; a group of two young high spirited guys; Alex Wamatua and Kevin Oyatsi.  Not only are they the vocally talented ambassadors of Christ, but also the comedians who star on Classmates TV Show.  Alex stars as Kinyanjui and Kevin as Zakayo.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

ONE ON ONE WITH EVANS MAINA NGURE - A Junk/Trash Artist whose work you can't help but Fall in Love With

-Artists are agents of change -

There once was Michelangelo, Pablo Picasso and Leonardo Da Vinci …and then, there came EVANS NGURE; the African king of junk/trash art.  I recently met with this 25 year old after I was captivated by his daring jewelry, some of which is made from power plugs, buttons and zips.  His work which includes drawings, paintings, collages and mosaics has been exhibited at the Paa Ya Paa, Village Market and the National Museum of Kenya.
First things first, why trash art?

Trash art is a way of ensuring that the environment is clean for all.  I believe that the more people recycle, the better the environment.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Getting the Scoop on Classmates TV Show's JOAN -One on One with Cecilia Waga-

She is one of the prettiest, most arrogant and proud classmate.  Regardless, she still remains your favorite. 
Her name is Joan.  Well, that's what most of us know her as, based on her role as a college student on Classmates TV Show.  On our one on one, I got to ask her the questions you have always wanted to know, and got to unveil what this girl is all about.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014


Before hitting the big 30, he aspires to have become the nation's greatest photographer.  His name is Stephen Kariuki, commonly known to his friends and clients as Steve, and the proud owner of Light in Captivity.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Bringing your Fantasy Wedding to Life---The Kenya Wedding Planners

Getting married is not just every girl's dream, but a dream for all.   As I always say, there are only three most important happenings in life worth celebrating: Your birth-or a new life is born, Your death-for a life well lived, and Your Wedding-or a life that's willing to create more lives.
We certainly cannot dictate what should be done when we're born, or when we die...but we are free to choose what's best for our Big Wedding.  Planning a wedding is such a big hustle, and that's why you need the help of a good wedding planner; who's professional, skilled, experienced, and capable.  At the moment, if you're planning on making your wedding worth certainly need to hire these guys; The Kenya Wedding Planners.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

For the Love of Music---Introducing Omari Banks

“I’m very honest, very genuine and very personal, and I think that’s what people connect to because I say things that people are afraid to say.  I’m not afraid to say how I’m truly feeling and I put my emotions out there.”
Image: Omari Banks (

Monday, 29 October 2012

The Kenyan Model---JARED OKEYO

His big break is finally over, and now, he is running America's top runways and rubbing shoulders with the creme de la creme of Hollywood.  He may not be your ordinary guy, but you will find more to love about him and not just his looks and physique.  In other words, he's a true definition of every girls' tall, dark and handsome dream man.  I caught up with Jared Okeyo, a Kenyan born-US based model who's making it BIG abroad...but how much do you know about him?

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Meet the Young, Smart and Sexy Nachu Events Managing Director-Fauzia Hussein

Meet Fauzia Hussein, a charming young lady who's doing big in the PR world.  Read how this post graduate student is running the corporate world through her love for making your events go smooth, fun and remain memorable...

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Inside the Mind, Heart and Eyes of Dayan Masinde

He'll write you the world's best love poems:
I was shaving my Big Man
Yes, that special tool between my legs
My wife was on her way home
The thought of putting it in her existing me

My Big Man was looking good

All shaved and clean
My wife had been away for some weeks
Hence the reason why my Big Man had been bushy for a while...

Create the most beautiful portraits:  SHE'S MISSING HER MAN

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

The man Behind it's a Madd Madd World---Paul Kelemba aka Maddo

Paul Kelemba, popularly known as Maddo has been keeping you entertained through East Africa's longest running column, Madd Madd World for years now.  Ever wondered who the real person behind the satirical cartoons is?  Well, here's the interview!

Most of us only you as Maddo.  What names  appear on your National ID?
I was christened Paul and amid protests from me.  The name was then attached to my dad's; Kelemba. Unfortunately, this is the combination recognised by the government.

At what age did you start drawing?  
Can't recall.  Probably doodled while waiting to be born.  

Who was/is your greatest fan who inspired/s you to keep going?  
I am originally a comic strip and studied Romero a lot.  That's a Spanish dude who illustrated Modesty Blaise.  Based on his real life images, I was able to develop my own style though eventually stumbling into the world of cartoons coz no one was buying comics here.

What did you study in college?
Which college?  I am self taught and a natural-no tertiary stuff.  But that was then.  Were I to go back to school, I'd love to hold a degree in rocket science.

Has your work ever gotten you into trouble?
Here and there.  From politicians, mostly, complaining of their features (and messages) being distorted by me.  There are a couple of lawsuits in court now which I won't be caught discussing here.

Most Kenyan artistes marry white women, are you married to a mzungu yourself?
Yes.  She's a black version from Kiambu.  23 years (that's how long we've been together and not her age!).

What's your dream goal in terms of drawing?
I have accomplished a great deal of that considering my age.  But since artists don't retire, I do hold dreams to achieve more, give to the world more stuff in other art forms especially in this new digital era.

What would you rather work with-a piece of paper or a computer?
I employ the use of both.  Paper (or canvas) is the base of art and I believe it will be with us for a long time to come.  However, computer software is here to help us along and, if not misused, new technology does produce very exciting results.  Animated films are no longer drawn frame by frame like in the Walt Disney days.  But I regret that no artist today will sit down and spend four years or more painting like the medieval artists of Europe did.

Whom do you look up to?
A doctor.  Perhaps that's surprising, but I find practitioners of medicine very unique.  They are unsung heroes these days.  They are no longer celebs.  But you just don't wake up one morning and decide to be a doctor.  These people dig into your guts and fix them.  It takes a deep heart and dedication to do that.  On th other hand, anyone can become a politician.

 Lots of young people with the same passion as you must have great admiration of you. Do you have any you mentored?
There are a number of young artists that I have shaped into the business. Three or so work for the dailies now. Besides them, I have used a bunch of in other publications we have produced. But there has been a high turnover of cartoonists, illustrators and designers from our school system over the last 10 years that I and my colleagues get overwhelmed by requests for assistance. If only I was resident at State House…

How long does it take you to complete a single drawing?
Two minutes. An hour. Several hours. A few days. It depends on its composition and who’s paying.

As a writer, my hand is my greatest asset. What’s your greatest asset?
My hand.

Were you not an artist, what would you rather be?
A world steeplechase champion, make my money by 25 and then draw cartoons as a hobby for the rest of my life.

What are currently reading?
“Kenyatta” by Jeremy Murray-Brown. Again.

Any closing words?
Sure. I am the average dude. Work, fun, work, fun. It was a lot easier getting into the media in my time. Folks have to work harder right now coz of plenty of competition in the field. Young folks need to know this. First, they must strive to excel in education. Even if you are highly talented, you wont get a job these days without papers. Second, just be a good guy and the world will embrace you.
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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

One on One with Italy's top Rock Band-Continual Drift

Going by the name Continual Drift, the Italian rock band of four young men (Michele, Edoardo, Manuel and Francesco) is making it big in Europe with their debut album REALITY that hit the stores early this year.  Here's an exclusive interview with the bands lead vocalist and guitarist, Michael Ponti.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

One on One with Mother-in-law's Charlie Mwamba

Talk about Patrick Oketch and no one will know whom you are talking about, but when you mention Charlie of Mother in Law, everyone will want to chip in something.  You may have been wanting the real man behind the alcoholic mother's boy character he portrays in Mother-in-law, what makes him tick, his ups and downs, likes and dislikes-if he got haters, his ambitions...

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Vitenge Neshelle-Rebranding African Fashion

"I like to see girls feel sexy about themselves."  These are the words of Kenya's top vitenge designer, Neshelle.

Friday, 20 January 2012

One on One with Jemere Morgan

At only 17 years of age, Jemere Morgan's musical talent and vocals are taking the world by storm.  His hit singles First Kiss and Sunshine Glow have received world-wide recognition.  Having come from a very talented musical background (his grandfather Denroy Morgan, his father Gramps Morgan and the entire Morgan Heritage), there's no doubt that this young star is the next big thing!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

New Kenyan Artistes to Bet Your Ears On

Ever wondered what happened to that nasty cop in your class-the one you all thought would make a great politician/dictator?  Or, the girl who reigned as the beauty queen-everyone knew that she would make it as a Miss Kenya/Africa some day.  And then, there was that 'artist'; the one who knew all the songs, performed them during school Functions and left everyone uplausing.  Still, there were better ones, ones who could write their own lyrics and perfrom not just in their school, but would be invited to perform in other schools-in all functions...  What happened to them?

I dedicate this to two icons I schooled with.  Back then, they made us believe in them and, today, they still have continued to keep their talent burning. 

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