I Wanted to End My Life, Says Lady JayDee

Lady Jaydee suicide tweet

In a depressing tweet on 26th September, 2018 Tanzanian songbird Lady JayDee tweeted that she had harboured thoughts of ending her life. However, she was held back by the very thought of how much she has accomplished.       Translation: Yesterday I strongly felt like taking poison to end my life but then I

New Perspectives Seed Fund

International Film Fund

“Doc Society's New Perspectives seed fund is an international film fund supporting the development of documentary features on issues of social justice, driven by filmmakers who exhibit a unique perspective granted by their connection to the community or issue at hand.” Are you a filmmaker offering a rare insight of an

Somali Festival Building Positive Connections

The 4th edition of the Somali Heritage Week takes place on October 12th – 13, 2018 at the Kenya Cultural Centre. The two-day festival of arts, culture, literary and informative events celebrates the different dimensions and complexities of Somali identity in East Africa.  The theme for this year is Connectivity

How Important is Culture to the Being of a People

Rusinga Island 2018

Mawuna Remarque Koutonin makes an interesting observation in a Facebook post about how African culture is pertinent to our own being as a people, in relation to how we relate with the West and Asian nations. "When a Japanese travels the world he sees Toyota cars everywhere. He is proud of

Jandeka is Miss Tourism Kenya 2018 Kakamega Chapter

24 year old Linet Jandeka Kamadi from Lurambi Sub County is the new Miss Tourism Kenya – Kakamega County Chapter. She emerged overall winner beating twelve contestants in the event held at the Golf Hotel in Kakamega. Members of the public were given a chance to vote for the contestants online

Wangari the Storyteller par Excellence

Grace Wangari has told stories as far as Sweden, Iran and Tanzania. You may wonder how on earth someone would pursue storytelling as a profession. Curiosity led us to one of the events she had helped organize with ZAMALEO at a restaurant in Westlands, and later on the Sigana International