Ask Ekirapa

Dorice Nasio

Today we speak to Dalene Ekirapa a young blogger to find out what she has to say about her sense of fashion

So tell us about Dalene the Blogger

I am a fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger who aims to inspire style as well as great travel and lifestyle options.

Other than blogging what else do you do?

I am a student doing my Bachelor’s in Quantity Survey while engaging in mentorship programs with the Equity Group Foundation.

What then inspires your blog?

I have always loved speaking for the slim ladies. I know how it feels to be mocked because of one’s body! And as someone who enjoys reading and adventure, getting ideas simply comes naturally.

What’s your latest fashion design project?

Currently I’m working with a designer on her latest collection which will be featured on my blog. The motive behind it is to celebrate local upcoming designers.

Where do you see your brand in 5 years?

I hope to launch a corporate consultancy firm covering matters on planning, marketing, advertisements and coverage of all things; fashion, travel and lifestyle.

Who inspires you in fashion?

Lucia Masau of The Kenyan Fashionado is my style icon! Her sense of style inspires mine.

What would you advice people on fashion generally?

When it comes to fashion, you don’t have to spend a fortune to look good. You only need to dress your body shape, be comfortable and you’ll look effortless.

 

 

 

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The next big thing

Frankline Omwoyo 

Fresh blood. Fresh minds. Fresh ideas. That is all we need to save a dying nation and let ourselves out of bondage.  This cannot happen without the greatest form of power which is knowledge.  Come and equip yourself with the relevant knowledge and leadership skills at the Windsor county club from young leaders who have exhibited exemplary leadership skills.

 The conference focuses on young promising minds that can bring notable changes in the society.With the saying that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks, it goes without saying that new young minds are the real deal. The event sponsored by Young leaders association looks at the bigger picture of a united Africa with ethical leaders.

There is and has been a rot in the leadership sphere of Africa creating a huge gap in youth involvement in undertaking leadership positions. The rot is so stinking that youths who involve themselves in such errands are seen as outgoing and daring- a thought overtaken by time.

It is all in your mind. We have a couple of young leaders who have gone beyond the norms and they will be taking their time to envision you to unlock your potential. For so long we have been sitting on gold sievingsand- let us wake up, grab the gold and take off.

Best of both worlds

Njeri Njoroge

Being a boss does not necessarily mean an administrator or head of a division in an organization. In my interpretation, it means being good at what one does and surmounting any obstacles holding one back from doing that which they desire.
For most women, giving birth always seems like the end of the road. Many tend to abandon their careers,hobbies, dreams and ambitions. It is sad. While it may seem like a worthwhile sacrifice,it may catch up with us later on in our lives.
The instance of a parent pushing their child into a career path is no news. What many do not understand is that this is the parent trying to achieve their dreams through their children. So they choose a life for them. One they wanted for themselves.
It is unfair because the child in question is deprived of the opportunity to be their true self. To live up to their full potential and  discover themselves. The pressure on the parents to reach these goals can be overwhelming. 
It would be so much better if we figured out a way in which we can have children and our lives not come to a stand still. You can be a mom and still live and follow your dream. Yes,circumstances are not always the same for everyone but there is always a way.
Here’s to being boss moms. See you on the 25th.

‘Let’s play a love scene’

Patricia Odunga


Well for most campus students, our experiences in the love industry have made us believe that love is just but an illusion, something that when given deeper thought doesn’t really exist and if it does, then it sure is only meant for a few individuals.

Campus heartbreaks have made students believe that there is nothing more to life and love. I think if you have gone through one of these then you will probably agree with me that a heartbreak can totally change you and your beliefs.

The good news however is that love surely exists and if we believe then we are all going to one day find love and have those happily ever after endings. This is why the Fanaka Arts Theater brings to you ‘ Let’s play a love scene’, a staged musical that will inspire you to find love or staying love. Join them at the Kenya National Theater as they narrate a beautiful love story of two lovebirds who never dreamt of falling in love but like fate had it they were meant for each other.

Love is such a beautiful thing. It needs to be felt by everyone. Let us all come together and share love.

Let’s talk money

Mellin Amayo

Are you a business minded person? Do you dream to be your own boss?  You want to be successful and independent? What really stands between you and your goals; is it other people or is it just you?

 Well, come the 27th of December at the MMU conference hall and you will get all the answers. All the knowledge you need will be shared to you and you will be able to get a working understanding that will create a good work structure for you as well as your business.

Also, if you are struggling to get your head in the game and focus on your work it’s okay. Every mistake, every failure you experience is an opportunity to learn and here you will know how to make it work for you. This is going to be more than just motivational ideas and some tips on how to be productive.

 Whether you have a great idea you want to launch or a business you’re running that you want to grow, on this day you will get all the business tools you need to take your business to the next level.


Showcasing African designs

Dorice Nasio

You’re all invited to the dovykolection fashion event which will be held at the multimedia university conference hall. The event is on 31st of December and is set to start at 7pm till 11pm, entry is free. Our theme this year is showcasing African designs.

As Africans we ought to embrace our African wears and make use of the unique pieces we have. So this event is meant to be an eye opener to us all and help us get inspiration from each other. 

We’re going to have models on the run way showcasing different creative African pieces by different designers then have the judges critique the wears. The judges at this event are going to be great designers how have had great success in their designs and have sold country wide so don’t miss out on the great ideas they have for you on being unique in your African wears. We aim to inspire each and everyone to embrace African designs and give you ideas on designing original pieces. The event is not only meant to showcase African clothing, but also accessories and shoes.

Come meet our great designers and ring inspiration for your own designs or ideas on the perfect African designs to go for when shopping. The clothes and shoes to be showcased range from Ankara wears to African cultural wear so you’ll have a variety to choose from.

The audience will also be allowed to vote for their best African wear from the runway designs and also amongst themselves then the winners will be awarded. Come dressed in your best African attire.

After the event we can have you, the audience, interact with the designers and judges to find out new information and ask questions if any. Come one, come all!

Weka Weka basketball

Hamza Hassan

The annual Weka Weka basketball crossover game is almost upon us. This is the 3rd game set to be played since the event was launched, tracing back to 2016.

It was but just launched in a very unorthodox manner where the two teams were endlessly trolling each other and trash talking. So they pitched the idea of battling it out on the basketball court, and the winner would get all the bragging rights throughout the year.

Team Diaspora holds the record 2-0 over their rivals, Team Mombasa.

This year’s game will take place on the last Sunday of the year as at 4pm to 6.30pm at the Mombasa Baptist High School grounds Lord willing.

There are no entrance charges so all are cordially invited. Tell a friend to tell a friend and do bring a friend with you.

Get your popcorns ready fellas, it’s going down for real.

Quantity over quality

Dorice Nasio

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According to the data from my survey, most people will go for second hand clothes when going for shopping. Only a few will consider going for new clothes.

Second hand clothes are most embraced because their prices accommodate every social class. Buying second hand is an amazing sustainable way to  shop because it’s affordable, comes in large quantities and is a perfect way to shop on a budget. It not only comes with  amazing sustainable and budget benefits but also unique pieces, pieces you will not find just in any common store. With new clothes, you might walk around and realize you are wearing a uniform.

Some people go for new clothes because they have found a brand that matches their priorities and are leading by example. But then, buying from brands can be more expensive and most people are not able to afford all their clothes new. Even though new clothes are expensive, you should consider buying them because they last longer unlike second hand pieces.

We have those people who would consider going for both second hand and new clothing which I think works so well for their budgets. They can spend a little on new clothes and buy anything they need second hand. Also there are those things that you will not want to buy second like underwear, so there definitely needs to be options available for new clothes.

It’s important to find what works for you, your budget, your needs and the options available.