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UP MAGAZINE Dec. 2014

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Jamhuri Wear is Back? It Never Left.

Jamhuri Wear, the Kenyan design house that took the world by storm, has been rather quiet of late. Turns out they were plotting world domination. We spoke to Plotter-in-Chief Jeffrey Kimathi,

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Strong Government, Secure People.

The recent move by the government to de-register 525 NGOs has been put down to countering insecurity and financial impropriety. We look at this decision in depth.

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#TBT: Five 48HFP Shorts from around the Globe

As the 48HFP fever finally begins to die down here at the UP office, we bring to you a selection of cool shorts from around the world that have come out of the project,

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#TBT – Five Shorts from the Nairobi 48HFP 2013

While you are waiting to see the rest of the 2014 Nairobi 48 Hour Film Project masterpieces, take a step back in time to see what the teams came up with, on the first year the competition was held in Nairobi

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Viral Wednesdays: Sanaipei Tande, Elani and Ugandan Mc Norman

The last of 2014′s Viral Wednesdays.

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THE REBIRTH OF KALAMASHAKA

Kenya’s luminary hiphop icons Kalamashaka made a comeback recently relaunching of their album Mwanzo Mwisho (The Beginning of the End) and UP columnist and musical entrepreneur Buddha Blaze didn’t miss a moment

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Is The Brand More Important Than The Music?

The music industry constantly has debates between two camps. Those who believe content comes first and those who feel that branding does. What camp do you fall in?

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Where To Do Your Last Minute Christmas Gift Shopping

Left it late to buy gifts for your people? Here are some places you can get excellent gifts at the eleventh hour.

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Owinyi Sigoma at Tree House this Thursday – UNMISSABLE

Head Down to Tree House this Thursday evening for an exciting night listening to Owinyi Sigoma band’s latest tracks and our favourite turntablists Blinky Bill and Mr Sean! Here’s why you can’t miss it.

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#illridewithyou – Nairobi’s Take

Taking a stand against anti-muslim intolerance; Kenyans sentiments on #illridewithyou.

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The Monikos Christmas Table (and Janson’s Temptation)

The Moniko’s Christmas Dinner is a must attend for anyone with a deep appreciation for great food.

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Miss World

Miss World: charitable beauty pageant or half a century old misogynist institution?

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Why We Love Lemons & Lemonade

UP Magazine finally comes clean on its role in the making of the film “Lemons & Lemonade” the “Best Writing” Winner of this year’s Nairobi 48 Hour Film Project. Here is your chance to view our masterpiece in full HD!

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Best Of Nairobi: Bookshops

The demise of the printed word has been predicted for 150 years. Here’s to another century of Books! Here are the best book stores in Nairobi.

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Best Of Nairobi: Second Hand Shopping

Not just for that time of the month when your wallet is yawning, there are always gems to be unearthed at Nairobi’s bustling Mitumba markets. Here are the best three.

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Best Places To Buy Plants In Nairobi

Plants have always been a feature of a cozy home or a well balanced office. Here is a guide to where to get the finest greenery in Nairobi.

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‘Tis The Season (For Lack Of Etiquette)

With all the travelling and functions that are a feature of the festive season, here are a few do’s and don’t s in etiquette.

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A Tipsy Christmas: Mulled Wine

Trying to figure out what to serve at your Christmas party? Here’s a mulled wine recipe that’ll impress your guests and yourself!

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Kenyan Fantasy Anthology

We at UP spent some time today reading the new anthology from the brilliant authors at Will This Be A Problem. It blew our minds, we are very sure it will blow yours.

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Best Lingerie Shop

Surprise that special someone with some sexy lingerie this Christmas. Here are the best places to get lingerie in Nairobi, as chosen by you.

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