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The Influencer Phenomenon

Image from Pinterest It’s an ‘end-of-the-month’ type of Friday, and a group of friends is gathered at an apartment somewhere...
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WE GO FURTHER WHEN WE GO TOGETHER

In recognizing that the Kenya Copyright Board is a State Corporation under the Office of the Attorney General & the Department of Justice established by section 3 of the Copyright Act 2001 and mandated with the administration and enforcement of copyright and related rights, we felt that they would be the ideal partner to involve every time we wanted to conduct our trainings as ArtLawKenya; more specifically on the topic of copyright and related rights.
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Azimio Coalition’s use of the Sauti Sol track ‘Extravaganza’.
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Azimio Coalition’s use of the Sauti Sol track ‘Extravaganza’.

The essence of the track ‘Extravaganza’ that premiered on the 28th of May 2019 essentially captures the soul and spirit...
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THERE’S A NEW GALLERY IN TOWN – ‘N.W GALLERY’!
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THERE’S A NEW GALLERY IN TOWN – ‘N.W GALLERY’!

There's a new gallery in town! "I made the decision to open my gallery to show the works of young Kenyan artists who primarily focus on the Kenyan experience. I’m interested in exhibiting work inspired and influenced by black African culture with a focus on dynamic ideas about art and society." - Nadia Wamunyu on her new gallery.
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SHOWCASE SATURDAYS #6: MEET VISUAL ARTIST RESIAN TAKONA
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SHOWCASE SATURDAYS #6: MEET VISUAL ARTIST RESIAN TAKONA

... I was one of the winners of a continental art competition called Arts Talent Africa (ARTTA) - an initiative designed to revamp the art industry in Africa at large, making it more accessible and beneficial to artists, young and contemporary. I emerged first in Kenya, winning the award for the most unique technique used in executing a piece of art...
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THE REVOLUTION WILL BE INSTAGRAM LIVE-D.
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THE REVOLUTION WILL BE INSTAGRAM LIVE-D.

I send my message at 12.37 P.M. They respond at 3.19 P.M. with these words: "Our answer is yes. Always is a yes. That's our little thing - getting info about creative arts out." Safe to say the conversation went better than I expected it to go!
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SHOWCASE SATURDAYS #5: MEET FINE ARTIST – LIDANJAM ART!
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SHOWCASE SATURDAYS #5: MEET FINE ARTIST – LIDANJAM ART!

His journey towards becoming a fine artist and the seasoned creative that he is today didn't quite begin as conventionally as you may think. Lidanjam actually begun expressing himself through music. He tells us that he started scribbling at a very young age, but due to the environment in which he grew up in, his focus shifted to music through which he would paint his world. At this particular time in his life, he used lyrics, words and sound.

But this left a gap in his world; one that he felt needed to be filled because he needed to see a physical manifestation of his world in actual colour.

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I’M A POP STAR NOT A DOCTOR
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I’M A POP STAR NOT A DOCTOR

Si you remember that nephew of yours who told you that they wanted to be a full-time music producer and you held your chest in shock pain? When you yourself thought you wanted to pursue a course and career in animation and your parents thought you were in depression or on drugs? And with the quickest succession you told your nephew how he was ‘safer’ pursuing something more ‘marketable’ like – sing it with me – ‘medicine’, ‘law’, ‘engineering’, ‘architecture’ or ‘financial accounting’? And you yourself convinced your mind that the animation dream was probably just a side effect of overdosing on Ed, Edd and Eddy? Your funny bone and illustrator skills be damned!
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SHOWCASE SATURDAYS #4! MEET VISUAL ARTIST TASKIN BUTT.
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SHOWCASE SATURDAYS #4! MEET VISUAL ARTIST TASKIN BUTT.

I believe that there is always space for expression and through expression real moments are captured and memories are made. In fact, it was this very belief that birthed the creation of my art studio, Brush and Strokes Art Studio, which i started in 2013 when I came back home from the UK. It is based in Kileleshwa, Nairobi.
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NIKO NJAA NA SIWEZI KARANGA – AGAIN
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NIKO NJAA NA SIWEZI KARANGA – AGAIN

Whether by poor judgment, or just blatant defiance, the Party’s marketing team decided to use the song earlier mentioned i.e. Utawala by Juliani, in one of its marketing campaign videos – without the consent of the owner of the song, Sir Juliani. Upon learning of this infringing action by the party, Juliani instructed his lawyer to issue a cease and desist letter to Jubilee with the following instructions...
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SHOWCASE SATURDAYS #3: VISUAL ARTIST – MUSAH MWAKELEMU
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SHOWCASE SATURDAYS #3: VISUAL ARTIST – MUSAH MWAKELEMU

o inspire, to teach, to motivate, to challenge minds, to invoke thought, to pleasure, to annoy, to irritate, to mesmerize, to cause action, to give life to, to finding love and making love.-this is the essence and soul of my art
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SON OF THE SUN, SON OF PIANO – FRANK NABISWA
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SON OF THE SUN, SON OF PIANO – FRANK NABISWA

...Shamba La Wanyama Vol.1 was his first Major Release that was put out on April 20th 2020.It featured a myriad of talented artists from Kenya and a mix of many genres and styles. He then went to drop a surprise Ep that was controversially titled “Matako Baridi “that was released on 1st July 2020.
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MEET ‘SHOWCASE SATURDAY’S’ FIRST ARTIST – OLIVIA AMBANI
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MEET ‘SHOWCASE SATURDAY’S’ FIRST ARTIST – OLIVIA AMBANI

Olivia Ambani is a singer- songwriter, from Kenya who was nominated for two awards for The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA, 2019) in the continental category for Best Female Artiste in African Inspirational Music and Songwriter of The Year in Africa. She was also nominated for Soulful Artist of The Year at The Café Ngoma Awards (2019). In late 2018 Olivia Ambani was also selected to be part of #emPawa100 artists, selected by emPawa Africa a competition founded by Mr Eazi, that was searching for 100 talented artists from all over Africa.
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INTRODUCING SHOW CASE SATURDAYS!
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INTRODUCING SHOW CASE SATURDAYS!

You asked, we listened!!
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THE BOOK BUNK: RESTORING LIBRARIES & FEEDING TODAY’S MINDS
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THE BOOK BUNK: RESTORING LIBRARIES & FEEDING TODAY’S MINDS

I don’t want to live in a city where libraries do not exist and I don’t want to move, so building them was the next best solution. That is the simplest and shortest answer to that question. I honestly don’t want to live anywhere else and I’d like to be able to walk into a library in my city at any time. It’s my small but deliberate way of trying to create the world I want to live in.
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THE 100 MILLION SHILLING QUESTION.
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THE 100 MILLION SHILLING QUESTION.

"Artists are not only indispensable, but also vital, especially now," Kate Brown, Germany’s Minister for Culture
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