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Coke Studio 2014: Louder, Clearer and Better

We pinned down the good, the great, the bad and the downright wrong of the first episode of Coke Studio 2014

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Is Easy Taxi the Coolest Company in Nairobi?

No we were not paid to write this article. It’s just that we’ve bumped into Easy Taxi so many times these last few weeks we decided that if they aren’t trending, then no one in Nairobi is! We decided to pin Peng Chen down to to make him spill the beans on his company’s success…

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Been Busy? Well here’s what you missed out on this week.

This week has finally been filled with sunlight. heck out what we found on the internet that you may have missed. of course in it Moses Kuria acts like a twit.

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#FutureFriday

This weekend, art and literature lovers will be spoilt for choice. Just a reminder before we get into the basket of goodies, Paul Onditi’s show, Pipes That Bind, Faces In Places is still going on at the Goethe Institut. The exhibition will run till 8th October. Join us tomorrow at Kuona Trust for the Absolut Art

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Feel Good Friday Playlist

Music in Nairobi is becoming so delicious. For easy entrance into the weekend move listen to this prime selection of beautiful people and their music.

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Then The Book Bug Bit Me

I have not always been in love with words. In fact for most of my life I was not thoroughly titillated by books. Put simply: I hated reading and books without pictures they were useless to me! I remember falling in love with English as a subject because the textbook we used at that time, English Grammar,

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When Shidas are Attacked

Shidas are attacked at The Nairobi National Museum Amphitheatre to a boisterous and appreciating crowd.

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Chill! It’s #ThrowbackThursday!

Niko cool na still nimechill…
This is the abstinence edition.

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Nairobi Gallery Guide #3 Maasai Mbili Art Centre

We continue our guide through Nairobi galleries as we visit the well known Maasai Mbili Art Centre in Kibera.

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A PIMP Named UK

The Scottish people are deciding today whether or not to break up with England. As a commonwealth country, Kenya knows what independence means *cough* neo-colonialism.
Will it be different with the Scottish?

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Techno-Parenting: The Ways Of The Web

It is getting increasingly harder to balance family time, social and personal time in today’s very busy lifestyle. The curtains seem to draw when one becomes a parent and a new scene starts with new challenges and experiences that now seem to change less than every half generation. Technology is moving fast and it covers every facet of modern day living. As a parent, one has to provide more than just the basics to give one’s child the best possible start into life.

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Mama, Tell Me A Story…

Story! Story!
Growing up in the 90′s, we experienced some oral storytelling from the people around us, before bed and on other occasions.

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Viral Wednesdays

This week on Viral Wednesdays Kevin Provoke is provocative, art rises and Onyango sings.

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The Terror In Terror At Westgate

A year on and the ghosts of Westgate haunts us. The pain and terror of that fateful day have been rekindled by this documentary by HBO.

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Top five online sex shops

Here at UP we never judge anyone for what they do in the privacy of their bedrooms. Check out our top online stores to get sex toys in Nairobi and tell us what you think.

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The State of Kenyan Kids TV

It’s a sad state of affairs when kids find more fun stuff to watch online than what’s made available on local TV channels. What are kids in Kenya watching today and why aren’t they watching what they “should” be watching?

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Absolut Trash

Absolut, UP and Kuona Trust bring you art in motion with five great Kenyan artists.

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#RememberingWestgate -Little Mogadishu

Its been one year since the westgate attack. As we remember the lives lost that fateful day, we share with you a documentary we did.

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Four Live Gig Spaces in Nairobi You Should Know About

Read on to find out whether you are au fait with all four of Nairobi’s top, small live performance venues.

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A Moment of Silence for Westgate Survivors with Margaret Kenyatta

First Lady Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta presided over a moving launch for “Our Nairobi: a Westgate Memorial Exhibition” at the National Museum this morning. This is an exhibition that all Kenyans should make an effort to visit in order to remember and keep the national conversation alive.

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