Like so many great singers before her, Maureen started singing in the choir back in high school. “I always loved to sing,” she said over the phone from Nairobi. “And I led church songs in primary school and was in the choir in my high school,” she added. Now a professional singer, songwriter and lawyer, she exemplifies what […]
Suzie Wokabi is one of Kenya’s most exceptional female entrepreneurs. Eight years ago, she founded Suziebeauty, Kenya’s leading indigenous cosmetics brand after a successful career as a television make-up artist in Los Angeles, California. SuzieBeauty now manufactures everything from lip-gloss and lipstick to eye shadow, mascara and concealers. Suziebeauty is now a remarkably successful brand, […]
They say, a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. The same applies for Nameless and his musical career. In this interview with Mahaslaz, he narrates how he got started into music. His journey began, while he was still an architectural student, when he and his friends, who just had a casual […]
Her journey into music began by her making a very bold decision. TO QUIT HER JOB. Naomi is well educated and even has a masters degree, that got her a very good job in the city of Seattle, WA, and though it was well paying, it did not give her the satisfaction that she wanted. Everyday was a struggle to get to work, and she finally called it quits to follow her dream that she kept postponing – MUSIC.
Naomi Wamboe is a first generation Kenyan-American singer and song writer, raised in Seattle, Washington in the U.S.A. She just released her latest song “Addicted” (nyama choma) and I was able to catch up with her while she was in Seattle. I must confess, that I was nervous, I did not know how the interview was […]
Where were you born? I was born and raised in Kenya and I moved to the US at the age of nine. But this is still pretty much home. When did you become a deejay? When I started university in 2008; I was 19. A couple of my close friends were deejays, including DJ Adam […]
It just hit me the other day, that although I have a savings account, and there is ‘some’ money in it, which fluctuates between zero and negative, I have never sat down and come up with a serious emergency fund. A figure that I know if push came to shove, this account would be able […]
For Andrew Kamau, selling building materials was all his day’s work diary would read a few years ago. The city’s high-end estates — Lavington, Kileleshwa and Runda — provided him with a reliable stream of customers. “I used to supply sand, ballasts, stones from Ndarugu quarry and from the little earnings, I was able to […]
Is there any other country in the world in which the taxpayer carries a heavy burden like in Kenya? To make matters worse, is the fact that Kenyans pay their dues to the government but it seems like they do not have any control whatsoever as to what can and cannot be done with that […]
Eight years ago Kenyan accountant Wachira Kariuki quit his career to basically buy and sell milk. But he became frustrated with being a “middle man” so in 2009 took a loan, leased an old facility and started processing milk. Kariuki was later able to secure financing to outright buy the facility, located 50km from the […]
A ride on the bumpy murram road from Kolenyo market to Akado village in Seme, Kisumu County, leads me to the home of Mr Ronald Omondi. Omondi is a security supervisor at a hotel in Qatar, but back home in Kolenyo, he rears rabbits, pigs and has a hydroponics project to supplement the animal fodder. Omondi credits […]
Most of us have got a savings account, in which we have saved some amount of money that we can use in case of an emergency such as hospital bill, car repair, house repair, death in family etc. Basically, that amount we have saved will help us in either one emergency or another. The question […]
1) A PRIVILEGED CHILDHOOD DOES NOT GUARANTEE A GOOD LIFE Imagine being raised as prince/princess of the greatest kingdom on earth. Imagine knowing that your father answers to NO ONE and everybody bows down to him. Imagine having access to all the servants to cater to all your needs, all your whims. Imagine that you […]
In the pursuit of her dream, Muthoni Njoba quit her cooperate job to follow her passion – to be makeup artiste. That didn’t go well with her family and friends and in spite of years of little signs of success – through sacrifice, hard work, and persistence – Njoba kept her eyes on the goal.
Mt. Kenya University founder, Dr. Simon Gicharu has emerged the winner of the 2014 Eastern African Chapter of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Gicharu topped the Master entrepreneur category after being selected by an independent judging panel made up of entrepreneurs, leading CEOs and regional business leaders. Gicharu turned around a loss-making college […]