Contemporary hip-hop artiste Juliani wants to give back to society by establishing an art hub for the youth in Nairobi’s crime-prone Dandora estate.
The rapper says the hub will include a community radio station, recording studio, music school and office space. Its main agenda will be to develop art into a paying career, as well as nurturing and supporting business start-ups. He chose Dandora because it’s “the birthplace of Kenya’s hip-hop and that’s where l grew up and started my rap career.” he said.
He says: “I want to give back and create a platform for promising and undiscovered talent. A place where we shall not only develop talents but build and incubate business through tailor-made professional training that shall revolutionise the Kenyan music industry. I have already secured a two-storey building in Dandora next to Nairobi river.”
Juliani says the programme will equip and empower many vulnerable young people who have an interest in the arts and have no place to be mentored.