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Bad Mambo Productions Present: Meltdown

Bad Mambo Productions threw a kickass party this weekend and UP was there every step of the way. Find out what happened at the Meltdown Warmup!

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Pre-Event Profile: Art@TheBus Tackles The Culture of Multiculturalism

The third Art@TheBus weekend is finally here (we’ve been eagerly waiting)! We’re taking you through all three days and what to expect 3rd through 5th of June.

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Event Review: HBS Gender Forum – The F Word

The Gender Forum is a monthly public dialogue convened by the Heinrich Boll Stiftung every last Thursday of the month to encourage dialogue on pertinent national issues through a gendered lens. Here’s what went down on the 26th of May.

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Nairobi Sextapes: Sex Slang for 2016 – A Guide

Just recently got back into the sex game. So being the total internet nerd I am, I decided to do some research to expand my sex vocabulary for 2016. What I discovered was not pleasant. Most of these could get you arrested. Just NOPE

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#TBT From the Vault: Kenya Nights and Professional Events

We take a trip back to the beginnings of the events company Kenya Nights.

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#WhatsNextMedia: Is Kenyan Media Shortsighted?

The #WhatsNextMedia speaker session was a single self aggrandizing statement away from being a promotional platform for a few brands. Industry futures were a tiny speck in the sea of self justifying tirades.

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Visual Artist of the Week- Desta Hagos

Realism and Abstraction both play important roles in the paintings of Desta Hagos. A visionary female artist that comes from Ethiopia.

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Viral Videos

Here are some of the memes and videos that have been doing rounds in the crazy world of the “Internetz”

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UP and About Gallery: #WhatsNext Media Speaker Session

Sights from yesterday’s event #WhatsNext Media.

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Alternative Wishlist

It may be cold outside but that does not mean you can’t find some good old fun in the city this weekend.

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Weekend Wishlist 

What are you up to this weekend? UP has got you covered (party-wise) with our specially curated Weekend Wishlist

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Q&A with Michael Soi on First Cape Town Showing

Michael Soi makes Kenyans even more proud with his upcoming exhibition at the Nini Gallery in Cape Town

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UP Staff Picks: Top Ten Music Releases of 2016

So far 2016 has been a great year musically, with quite a few handful of our favourite artists releasing long anticipated albums.

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UP Insight: #MsingiFound- Self-exiled Photographer Resurfaces Briefly

What will happen next for Msingi is an evolving story. His experience may well propel a new phase in his art, or he may walk away from it forever.

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Artist of the Week: Alikiba Joins Sony

Alikiba is on a roll. With recent hits such as “Chekecha Cheketua” and “Unconditionally Bae”, his talents are becoming pretty hard to ignore: even for major music label Sony. He’s our Artist of the Week.

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Pre-Event Profile: What’s Next Media

Wednesday the 25th of June will see a group of amazing speakers gather to talk about industry futures. What’s Next Media, organized by the Nest will take place from 5.30 at the Aga Khan Graduate School of Media and communications.

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Black Panther: The Black Marvel Superhero That is Truly Impressive

Here comes T’Challa- the first black super hero from Marvel and one of the only black comic characters type cast as someone with undeniable power and clout. We look further into his backstory.

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New Releases

Coming to you hot of the decks are this week’s new releases.

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UP Track of the Week: Runka- Waiting For Nothing

Get ready for smooth and out of this world sounds from our very own Kenyan songstress Runka (that’s Karun for your information)

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UP and About Gallery: Jojo Abot + Afri Na Ladi

Sights from Jojo Abot + Afri Na Ladi performance last weekend. Good vibes only.

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