“People take photos of me and post them on social media, and now I’m having people call me even from the US and Europe. Sometimes people dressed in office wear don’t stop to listen, but some take down my number and call me later, inviting me to play at their events.”
Mario Testino – one of the world’s leading high fashion designers – has photographed Princess Diana, discovered Kate Moss and is really amazing at his job. We loved watching him in action. He was a natural, and very charming and charismatic. He didn’t have any airs, despite being one of the most highly paid photographers in the world, and he knew how to get the right reactions out of the local school children, boda boda drivers and Lupita herself.
By Andreas Hansen (First published for Addis Rumble, September 2013) Driving north from Nairobi on the new ‘super highway’ the Kilimambogo hills rise slowly ahead of us. My co-driver is Emmanuel Mwendwa who has spent the past two years researching, licensing, collecting old photos and doing liner notes for the Kenya Special compilation recently released
by Millicent Muthoni (Music Africa) On a breezy Thursday evening in August, I find myself strolling along Aga Khan Walk in Nairobi’s CBD. The streets and avenues are too congested with evening traffic and this major pedestrian spine offers a less headache-inducing alternative. Aga Khan Walk is exciting, because it could throw anything at you