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UP MAGAZINE Vol 6.08 The Photography Issue

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STRONG, MASCULINE AND EDGY: Armstrong Too’s Photography

Meet Armstrong Too; the 26-year-old has set himself up as a guru as far as incorporating light into photography is concerned.

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5 Reasons why she is not letting go of ‘The Other Bag’

Ladies love bags and owning a million of them should not be a surprise to anyone. Today we give you the 5 reasons why it will remain an addiction or a menace.

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Kenya Biggest Coffee Morning with Faraja Cancer Support Trust

Join Faraja Cancer Trust all month in October and raise awareness and money for cancer patients and care-givers in Kenya.

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ParkingLotGrass’ #TuskAtHand is at Hand!

The band’s fusion of Swahili is as fluid and natural as the use of English, throughout the entire album. Not only that but, the guitar work is also absolutely insane.

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Blogger Share: Miss Turu

Miss Turu is creating her name on the fashion platform style by style. On her post ‘white affair’, she gives us tips on how you can look amazingly white.

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Blogger Share: The Debate for Local Content- What is the Music Industry Telling Us?

A couple weeks ago, Kenyan artistes took to the streets demanding that local channels play more Kenyan jams. But are their demands sensible, Mackinlay Mutsembi has the answer to that.

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Life According to Juiced Today: Sauti Sol’s ‘Shake Yo Bam Bam’ Reincarnates Diwali Riddim

13 years ago, a night out without this riddim was incomplete! From the shuffle-stomping, handclap-happy beat that peppered every inch of dancehall, to the great artist who graced the riddim. With shoki going viral, pop man band, Sauti Sol have reincarnated the Jamaican producer Steven “Lenky” Marsden, 2002 hit riddim with their new track, ‘Shake yo Bam’ co-written by Awilo Long’omba.

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Designer Profile: Kioko Muumbi, Disturbing Africa

Kioko Muumbi is the designer of the week on our fashion segment. He wants you to have the coolest t-shirt with the aim of uniting Africa.

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Meet Thom Ogonga: UP’s Visual Artist of the Week

‘I consider myself art schooled without sitting in a conventional art class within a structured time frame.’ Thom Ogonga

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Track of the Week: ‘Miti Ni Dawa’ by Njeri and STL

A monster track is brewing pitting Kenya’s best female rappers, Njeri and STL . The video shoot was successful despite starting late and a few more hitches here and there.

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Weekend Wish List

Planning for the weekend, here is the UP’s Weekend wish-list.

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Viral Wednesday: ‘Najipendelea’ by King Kaka, Joh Makini and G Nako

The video is the fourth off his album Legend of Kaka and perhaps the one video that redeems him after spats about his collaboration on ‘Ugali’ and ‘Dandia’.

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UP Music: ParkingLotGrass’s Tusk At Hand

Last Year’s Tragedy nearly had us bury our fallen dreams with their single ‘Bury Your Fallen Dreams’, but PLG wants us to tackle the ‘Tusk At Hand’.

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Kenya leads in medals at Beijing 2015

The World Athletics Championships began in Beijing, China last Saturday. This world-class event is the last major outdoor athletics meeting before next year’s Olympics in Rio, Brazil and already Kenya is leading in the medals table with 6 gongs.

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UP’s Artists of the Week: Vindizay UB and Bobby Shmurda

Vindizay is an urban poet based in Kenya. He free-styles on Bobby’s ‘Hot Nigga’ instrumental mentioning some of the hoods in the heart of Nairobi Kenya. The full version of the remix will be out soon.

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UP’s 60 Seconds with Neomi Nganga

At her media unveiling of her new blog, Neomi Ng’ang’a looked stunning! We caught up with her later on for an exclusive sixty seconds with UP Nairobi.

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PINNING PIECES OF VICTOR TOGETHER: Victor Peace

He has recently been awarded the Best Fashion Photographer in the Kenya Fashion Awards (@kenyafashionawards) 2015, but who is Victor Peace?

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Picha Monday: Should photography focus on present-day realities or future visions?

In the Op/Ed section of our Photography Issue we asked trained journalist Dennis Itumbi and award-winning photojournalist if photography should focus on present day reality or future dreams. Read their responses here and share your thoughts with us.

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5 Tips on Looking Dapper by Ne-Yo

Ne-yo is now in the country and we can not be blind to the style that portrays his personal brand. UP shares with you some five tips that have always made him ‘one in a million’.

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Weekend wishlist

Your weekend planning starts here with the UP weekend wish-list.

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