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THE SYMBOLISM BEHIND KISUMU FASHION FRIDAYS REBRAND

Following a three-month hiatus from the fashion scene, Kisumu Fashion Fridays rebrands in a record comeback with renewed focus on the larger East African market. Dubbing itself “Mashariki Fashion Fridays”, the new entity carries with it the symbolism in its christened name “Mashariki” – Swahili-word for East and will be gunning to provide a market for the ‘East African fashion ...

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THE SEVEN DAY ANKARA CHALLENGE: GET TO KNOW HOW TO ROCK ANKARA IN STYLE

Perhaps the most famous of fashion fabrics in Kenya, Ankara has become the embodiment of creativity and style in the Kenyan streets. So much that ironically many have got it wrong on how to wear it.More reason why celebrated Kisumu fashion designer came up with the seven-day Ankara challenge to show you how to rock Ankara in style. Ankara commonly ...

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IF YOU LOVE ALL THINGS CAKE ; CAKE FAIR KISUMU IS HERE!

Baking professionals and hobbyists have a reason to smile as they will be treated to a cake fair – a pastry, bakery and sugar art exhibition; a first of its kind in the western region. Organized by Mafreka Entertainment the event dubbed Cake Fair Kisumu is slated for August 18th at the Nyanza Club starting at 10 am. Cake having ...

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JAKINDA CHRONICLES: WHEN I WAS BROKE

By Opuk Jakinda Maybe I should maybe I shouldn’t but just because I want someone to laugh maybe I just will. Once upon a time, I was broke (not that I am rich now please don’t have these things mixed up- kik ukwany tienda) So yes where to start from? There are so many starting points but when I think ...

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THIS IS NO CHURCH FOR HIP HOP HEADS: CATHOLIC CHURCH RAISES STORM AFTER RAPPING PRIEST SUSPENSION

The Migori ordained Catholic priest Father Paul Ogalo who revolutionized the utterly conservative Catholic preaching methods by introducing rap in his sermons has been suspended by the church. Popularly referred to as ‘Sweet Paul’ by young Christians who had come to adore his style of preaching,Ogalo was suspended on June 3 for a period of one year. A disciplinary sitting ...

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JAKINDA CHRONICLES : HOW I SURVIVED TRYING TO KILL MYSELF

By Opuk Jakinda This is Opuk Jakinda of Opuk Jakinda Photography and every week on Dala Magazine I will be writing you a segment called Jakinda Chronicles.Let’s get down to it, won’t we? But yesterday I had a bad dream. And as you might know, I never dream… This morning I woke up bawling, hands shaking because last night I ...

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HEADS UP : KISUMU PLUS SIZE FASHION AFFAIR IS HERE!

Plans are in top gear for a thought-provoking night to celebrate curvy women at this year’s edition of the Kisumu Plus Size Fashion Affair (KPSFA) to be held this Saturday. The annual event now in its third edition will be held at Imperial hotel in what promises to be a gala of high-end fashion showcase, red-carpet interviews and photos . ...

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