We have all watched the video released by Elani #ElaniSpeaks a few days ago. There are a few issues I would love to blog about that came out in the video. However, for Part 1, I will start with the always controversial topic: Royalties and... Read More
Have you read the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms? If you haven’t, you should. As Africans and Kenyans as a whole, we face the risk of our voices being silenced. This Declaration is a genius idea to document some of the rights we... Read More
This has been an interesting year for Kenyan music. We have had some great hits and some serious misses. I have been meaning to tackle the issue of seeking consent since earlier in the year when DJ Pierra released the song Wape a re-arrangement of... Read More
Promoting sustainable creative entrepreneurship
Craft Afrika is set to host the annual Afrika Handmade Symposium and Gallery. The two week event launches on 30 September with special guest Hon. Adan Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Enterprise Development, and runs until 16 October 2015 at Alliance Francaise,... Read More
As the media is re-visiting the issue of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), I was humbled to be interviewed on CCTV Global Business. The contention around GMOs in Kenya has been highly focused on the impact they may have a consumer’s health that we are not... Read More
I recently attended a session hosted by Google-Kenya which was targeting local artists. I was very lucky to attend because we all know how elusive and exclusive Google seminars are. And I was even more elated to attend the seminar because I felt there are... Read More
Today marks the last day of voting.
The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) will be holding it's 4th Kenyan Bloggers Awards popularly known as BAKE Awards on the 2nd May 2015 at Nairobi's Intercontinental Hotel. The initiative by the association is to boost and support local... Read More
Yesterday the 26th of April 2015 we marked the 15th World Intellectual Property Day all over the world. Two celebrations were held in Kenya; one in Nairobi and Mombasa on the 25th of April. Mombasa hosted this event for the first time and it was... Read More
Bruce Odhiambo and I at the YEDF office.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting and catching up with the Chairman of the Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF) Bruce Odhiambo at his office at the National Bank House, Harambee Avenue in Nairobi.... Read More
We all know what has been trending on social media and in the news this week; the state of Mzee Ojwang’ as he is popularly referred to. It is unfortunate of the trials he is currently going through and I do sympathize. However, I want... Read More
When I was growing up, children were mostly notorious for being notorious. Our past times were mostly spent playing out-door games and climbing avocado trees in our neigbours’ yards. It was almost unfathomable that a simple child could think outside the box and offer solutions... Read More
There is an English saying, “Imitation is the best form of flattery.” When I think about this saying I find myself contemplating on the state of African and Kenyan Fashion and the strides we are making in the intellectual property aspect of the fashion business.... Read More
I have to confess that I am pretty tickled and amused by the bulldozer tactics being adopted by our private broadcasters who for the longest time have been referred to as the “Big 3” in Kenya’s media industry.
Digital migration has been anticipated for the longest... Read More
In late 2013 a task force was commissioned by His Excellency to look into various government agencies and make recommendations that are meant to improve efficiency in their various sectors. The task force recommendations will see the merging of the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO), Kenya... Read More
An ongoing writing competition Hadithi Za Gibebe.
One of the toughest things faced by a creative is to get discovered. With regards to creative industries, in my view, talent is only half of the equation. The other half lies in one’s modus... Read More
Kingsley James, AFRIMA with the blogger Liz Lenjo during an interview session.
As Africa continues to appreciate and realize the value of intellectual property in the creative industries, it is rather obvious that we are yet to grasp the intricacies that come... Read More
I recently attended a workshop on the Audio-Visual industry hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO). I meet a lot of interesting people in the film industry as well as learning a lot more about the industry. I... Read More
Come celebrate with us the World Intellectual Property Day 2014. This year's theme is rather timely. Movies- A Global Passion. Catching up with the Lupita Factor, it is time we sit down and address the state of the film industry and how we can fast... Read More
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And the award for WORST ailment in the creative industry goes to... Read More