Young Kenyan creatives who are doing the most

Apart from the regular school routine, this is what young Kenyan creatives are doing to survive this harsh economic times. Times are hard leading but these youth have been able to incorporate their talent in contributing to the societies creative industry.

Some of this young creatives include,


1. Clint Malik and Moh mckenzie

Clint Malik and Moh McKenzie began their first style collective in Jericho Estate, a working class neighborhood in the Eastlands surbub of Nairobi. They are a group of neighborhood boys with a shared love of fashion.



Earlier this year with the help of their photographer friend Brenon Ochieng Ooro, they started incorporating everyday objects, little relics found around their suburb, into their street style photos on Instagram. Clothespins hang from thrifted trench coat pockets and broken mirror shards are fastened to sunglasses with string. Tailor’s measuring tape and playing cards are safety-pinned onto everything from traditional Kenyan robes to hand-painted jeans and captioned #MadeInKenya.

Malik says,

“We use objects related to our culture, like matchsticks, brooms, and handmade handbags,”

Clint and Moh tell the Vogue


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2. Shem Obara

He is an enthusiastic self taught Photographer who has gradually been gaining recognition in the creative industry. He is known for his portraits, creative concepts and editorial images, which have caught the eye of many people through social media. The artistic mind has also captured the attention of some Kenyan celebrities with whom he has worked with. They include, Muthoni Drummer Queen, Kagwe Mungai, Blinky Bill, Antoneosol, Joan Munyi (Yummy mummy) among others.


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3. Jebet Navaa

Self-taught artist Jebet Naava effortlessly creates candid, thought-provoking and transcendent art. She is inspired by Nairobi’s vibrant creative scene and by elements of the human condition. Naava is determined to push Africa forward and claim her narrative. As a mother who has battled depression, her work tenderly centers on mental health, self-love, the celebration of the woman and the resilience of humanity. She was the artist behind Blinky Bill’s album cover Mayonde’s ProjectPurple EP.

Jebet tells the culture trip


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4. Wabosha Maxine

Maxine Wabosha is a Kenyan makeup and beauty artist who is carving a niche as an “eyebrow” expert. From getting spotted by brands, to working with amazing personalities, Maxine keeps on shining. Her services and YouTube channel, which all go by the name ‘Beauty by Wabosha’, have resonated with a lot of Kenyan youngsters and all who love the art of transformation. 

“Beauty is being the best possible version of yourself. Both on the inside and out”

Wabosha tells the spread zone



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5. Vallerie muthoni

Vallerie Muthoni is a recording and performing artist based in Nairobi, Kenya, currently studying a diploma in Music Production. With roots from her childhood in the USA, her music entails a different assortment of sound. From old-school funk and groove to the modern day RnB & Soul, her sound cannot be put into a box. Also being quite the entertainer from a young age, her live performances are experiences, from the story telling in her lyrics to her relation with the audience incorporating dance, dialogue, prose and energy through it all.


She is also a girl of many traits, she has her own YouTube channel with content varying from Comedy, Music to even Poetry. You can also occasionally find her MC/ hosting events around town. She was recently one of the main performing acts at the Thrift Social-Athleisure edition


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10 ways Muthoni Drummer Queen has rocked ‘Weird’ hairstyles


Muthoni The Drummer Queen is one of Kenya’s best female hip/hop stars.

Her hair styles have been one of her strongest identity, as she has always been know to go wild and outstanding with them.

Checking her social media account, we can say she is inspired by Beyonce’s younger sister Solange who is an American singer and model and is also known to embrace creative hairstyles.

She also gets inspired by the Moran’s in Kenyans and she believes there is something phenomenal about Kenyans style.

Check out her colorful, outstanding hairstyles.




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Slay Queen: Muthoni Drummer Queen Looks Stunning In Her Latest Photos

Muthoni Drummer Queen, popularly known as MDQ, is definitely a slay queen. Her style is edgy, funky, unique and precise. She has mastered the art of picking up different outfits and working with them to suit her body, especially her curves.

We all know that fashion ain’t for everything and just to have a hint of what works for your body size or shape, is a win for many.


MDQ has proved that you don’t have to wear expensive brands to actually look good. Knowing what works for you saves you time and money. Ladies should definitely pluck a few leaves from her glamour tree.

But what we can’t get enough of is her latest photos. She’s slaying like the queen she is. Her hair is always a statement and she wears it with all the confidence she can take.

Check out the photos below:




The Hair-Evolution Of Muthoni The Drummer Queen

The brains behind one of the most successful events in Kenya’s entertainment scene is one Muthoni  Ndonga DQ aka Muthoni the Drummer queen.

She saw what began as a simple idea turn into a million shilling venture and therefore organised the event almost 60 times before they stopped.

Anyway, Blankets and Wine aside  have you ever looked at Muthoni’s hairstyle? Have you ever wondered if it’s always been that …. well I’n looking for a suitable word weird, unique,strange, crazy? I don’t know pick one that works for you.

Here is a pictorial of the hair evolution.