Nikita Kering is a two-time All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA) winner and the youngest person ever to win the Best Female Artist in Eastern Africa award at just 17 years old. She has taken the country by storm with her soulful vocals and talent for songwriting. Her singing career, which she started as a child, has allowed her to tour the world and granted her a scholarship to one of the most prestigious and exclusive schools in Kenya, Brookhouse School. After having to put her career on hold for a while to finish school, she recently made her comeback with Never Let You Go and Where Have You Been. I had the opportunity to interview her on her journey. Here she is, in her own words.
By 2025, 1.85 billion people in the world will be living in water scarcity. Countries will be going to war for water. But some people don't have to wait until 2025 to experience this reality of water scarcity; lack of water is a reality that Beth Koigi knows all too well.
Welcome to part 5 of the Pride Month Series. Today we have N. Afrika, a lesbian and a radical feminist.
Welcome to part 4 of the Pride Month Series, a series where we highlight the stories of LGBTQ+ Kenyans. Today we have K* (identity concealed), a young Kenyan, LGBTQ identity = gay, pronouns = he/him.
Welcome to part 3 of the Pride Month Series, a series where we highlight the stories of LGBTQ+ Kenyans. Today we have Fi (not her real name), a young Kenyan, LGBTQ identity = lesbian.
Kenya is on high alert after 3 ebola cases were confirmed in neighbouring Uganda. This is feared to be a sign that ebola is spreading from DRC to neighbouring countries. Of the 3 confirmed cases, 2 of the patients died and one was repatriated, at their request, to DRC, so Uganda no longer has any confimed ebola cases. However, this doesn't mean that we shouldn't be concerned. Ebola is very much a public health issue, and key to beating the outbreak is creating awareness. So here's what you need to know about ebola.
Pride Series was created to highlight the stories of Kenyan LGBTQ+ persons. For part two, we have E.O., an openly-gay young Kenyan lesbian.
Today is the first day of Pride Month. June was chosen for Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. For Pride Month, we talked to several Kenyan LGBTQ people to highlight their stories. Because of the volatile situation against LGBTQ people in Kenya, their names will not be revealed. For part 1, we have a 22-year old gay Muslim, he/him.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have no doubt seen the hashtag #Repeal162 all over social media and heard about it in the news. If you go to church (or any other religious building like mosque or synagogue etc), you must have heard the pastor (religious leader) talk about the "gay agenda" and how this is a sign of the end times. But let's pump the brakes. What really is #Repeal162?
May is Asthma Awareness Month. Asthma affects 339 million people worldwide and kills about 1000 people per day, with developing countries suffering the most. It is a common disease amongst children. Furthermore, the number of asthma cases has been going up with the decrease in air quality due to pollution. But what exactly is asthma? Here are your asthma questions, answered.