Damn! What a year – 2019 is certainly one for the books! The year has passed us with the flipping of months and 365 days have merely turned into hours. Personally this has been a year of retrospective thinking and generally trying to understand my surrounding something that led me to take a break. I want to thank all of you for the support, DMs emails and kind words throughout this period. I feel extremely fortunate for always getting a chance to share and connect with people on all matters fashion and style.
With all that said here is a highlight of major fashion and lifestyle related events that happen to me in 2019.
ASURA ×DASHYCHAZZY× ALLEN (FEB 2)
This project was quite a bundle of experience. It was my first time working with another model and Allen showed me quite some tricks. (Showed him some pretty serious ones too). Chazzy has a special eye to detail that completely transforms a basic project to a revolutionary artistic piece. This was the second time and probably one of the many projects we will do together. The first time we worked together was on my YouTube trailer that has since claimed the spot of best video yet on my channel up to date.
LENNY ×ASURA (MAR 19)
Lenny has to be the most artistic person I have worked with this year. With him, every project is a product of diligence and a pursuit of spiritual awakening. Everything we achieved was worth the work we put in during this collaboration
GILLY ×ASURA (MAY 12)
This was hands down the best project I did this year. I was lucky enough to link with Gilbert or Gilly Topicha as he is commonly referred to- is a Nairobi based photographer dealing in portraiture but has recently shifted his focus to food photography. He is the most humble and Nonchalant photographer I have ever come across. His work most definitely is something to get glued on to. To more creative bundles bro! (*INSIDE JOKE). Jumah on the other hand is quite the gentleman with sophisticated looks oozing out of his creative wardrobe.
BOLT -(TAXIFY)- AUG 1
Finally, my first ever job as an influencer came through. I got enrolled to the Bolt ambassador program at the begining of August. Working with bolt has been quite an interesting experience and a point of learning for me. Commutes during Nairobi’s unpredictable weather became less of an issue to me for the better part of the year.
WHATS IN MY BAG (MAR 12)
On this video, I decided to give you guys a peek inside my school bag by showing you my every day essentials.
WEARING A BLAZER WITH A HOODIE (MAY 26)
This video I excitingly showed you a way of breaking the monotony of wearing the blazer by introducing checked pants snickers and a hoodie. From the video, you can tell it was quite an exciting project.
KENYABUZZ (SEPTEMBER 10)
Kenya buzz, one of the leading providers of information on matters lifestyle and events ,featured me alongside other notable Names on Kenya’s Lifestyle scene. In an article dubbed (Kenyan Fashion Bloggers You Should Know), Oliver Nash-the author, said “a classic lad………who can pair a blazer with a hoodie and make it look like the greatest invention ever” this was quite a huge slap to my motivational juices. Thank you Kenya buzz!
I would specially like to thank Jed Njenga (Jed via lens) for being a helping hand during most of my personal projects and for linking me up with several projects this year. You are a real one bro! I am optimistic that 2020 is going to be a good year for me. If you have any ideas for improving our community or want to suggest topics you are interested in feel free to add a comment to this post, My DMs or contact me via