TEDxParklands Loading…(The Inception, the Execution, the New)

This story begins one year ago, I was seated watching TED talks as was my usual Sunday tradition. A quick YouTube search had me running into a local TEDx event which blew my mind. It had always inherently bugged me that there were very few authentic African TEDx talks. Most of the ones with huge …

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Redefining and Understanding my ‘Africanness’ in 2018 Part Two: The Understanding and The Hope

This is a continuation of the first piece. 2. Tanzania: The Understanding — What is African. With all that was going through my mind about past African kingdoms, colonization and modern African society, I was clearly seeking a better understanding of everything. We are constantly taught that being African and being modern cannot co-exist. This was a major …

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Redefining and Understanding my ‘Africanness’ Today Part 1: The Realization

  Originally published on Cast in Africa on medium. At just 24, I have been fortunate enough to have lived and worked with communities in three East African countries besides Kenya; Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda. I acknowledge that this is not common for many people my age, for which I am ever grateful. These experiences have …

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African Startups Vs Startups in Africa

Original Article published on VentureBurn. This is a slightly altered 'Kenyan' version. I get utterly distraught every time I open a new TechCrunch article of a start-up with a Swahili name disrupting a certain sphere of Africa only to find a foreigner founder and director. In a good case scenario, there will be one or …

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