It would have been easy to just get any DJs and pre-record their sets. However, we were looking and have created something different. We worked particularly with DJs who we knew already created experimental music. With them, we found odd locations, as odd as we could make them, where recorded these sets. In a trampoline park, in an elevator and in a dhow. This is music in Kenya and from Kenya, as you’ve never heard and seen it before, so headphones on, volume up!

Basthma
DJ

You might not have seen his face but if you're into experimental music, then you've heard his work. It's rare to find EDM that draws inspiration from...

COCO EM
DJ

Emme Nzioka better known as Coco-Em is arguable one of the best DJs, of any gender, in Eastern and Central Africa. After she headlined a Boiler Room e...

DJ Raph
DJ

Raph is an eccentric, wild, electronic musician, producer and DJ from Nairobi, Kenya. Listening to his music is a journey through soundscapes and rhyt...

Vidza
DJ

Hard-hitting, booty shaking, eardrum thumping Tribal Sound. That's what DJ Vidza is notorious for. Music that speaks to your soul, drags you up by you...

Kuriba
DJ

Kuriba is an odd duck, and that’s not a bad thing. Everything he does is laced with creativity. it hard to nail down exactly what he does. Visual arti...

knvl
DJ

Neville, who performs under the DJ name KNVL is a Nairobi based producer and DJ who's creating music that doesnt fit into any genre. It's a new way to...

Motacilla
DJ

Eclectic, but energetic: no better words describe Motacilla. Coming from Belgium he'll bring some European bass, topped off with African percussion an...

Jumadi
Musician

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Akoth Jumadi, started out doing cover songs but in 2018 she started focusing more on writing her own mus...

XPRSO
Musician

XPRSO. is a Kenyan-based production team consisting of producers; BBYY, Mars Maasai, MR.LU* and RVMP. They have released several records under the lab...

Fusion KE
DJ

Describing Chucky as merely a DJ would be pushing the bounds of the definition of the word. He’s more than just that, he grew beyond the reluctance to...

Knord
DJ

Knord, who happens to be a lawyer, began his deejaying career at a small bar in the outskirts of Nairobi called “Psys Bar” playing the classics rangin...

Monrhea
DJ

Monrhea is a self-taught producer and DJ who after only four years is already breaking into the international underground DJ scene. She’s developed a...

Schlachthofbronx
DJ Duo

Schlachthofbronx is a DJ duo from Munich, Germany who produce, play and jam to some of the most disruptive multi-genre club music.
This badass...

Panik
DJ

Panik's style as a house DJ can be described as Soulful/Deep/Afro-house but he firmly stays on the side of more soul- and jazz-enriched forms of the g...

Liam Brunner
DJ

From a young age, Liam Brunner has had an affinity for nature and the patterns found in it. This constant and ever-growing love for the natural world...

Fusion KE
DJ

Describing Chucky as merely a DJ would be pushing the bounds of the definition of the word. He’s more than just that, he grew beyond the reluctance to...

DJ Kace
DJ

When you see him walk on stage or just in promo pics you likely might decide “Ah he’s white? Must be an EDM DJ” and get ready for a night of “doof doo...

Pre-covid 19 the masterclass format was fast becoming a popular method of remote knowledge transfer. However, following the pandemic, the genre has grown. Our masterclasses or “Labs'' have unconventional titles and are taught by seemingly unconventional creatives by the knowledge imparted is highly valuable. From how to build a career in the male-dominated world of DJing to telling stories that draw in your audiences; the content in this section definitely needs a notebook and pen.

Sitawa Namwalie
Decolonizing your Creativity

Sitawa Namwalie is an award winning Kenyan poet, playwright, writer and performer who discovered her poetic gift in 2007 and by 2008 staged her first...

Adam Kiboi
How to make the internet Your b**ch

Adam Kiboi is a writer, editor and digital marketer who puts his all into communicating with audiences. Passionate about the creative arts industry, h...

Aleya Kassam
Story telling

Aleya Kassam is a Kenyan feminist, storyteller, writer and performer, whose work explores narratives from the margins. As a compulsive writer, she is...

Kevin Mwachiro
Your music teacher Was wrong

Kevin describes himself as a storyteller. He loves words and sounds and creating images in people’s minds. He is also a writer, a journalist and a po...

PEPI
DSLR ≠ Photographer

Joe Kiragu has over 15 years of experience in photography and video. Most of his work has until recently been for corporate clients. However, he has r...

Shishi
Being a bad ass Female DJ

Shishi is a prolific vibe curator in the Nairobi scene, setting fire across many dance floors and stages alike. Never remaining predictable, you can f...

LINCELL TECHNOLOGY
Innovator

Lincoln Wamae is a self taught engineer, designer and green energy champion. He has worked on drones as his first projects before shifting to making e...

AUTOTRACK EAST AFRICA
Innovator

Kenneth Guantai is the CEO & Founder Auto-Truck E.A Limited and also Head of Innovation,Research and Technology,National Youth Service in Nairobi-...

EDD BHER GAMER
Innovator

Edd beher aka Nyangau is a gamer who started gaming during the early years of his childhood where he started with floppy disks but as time progressed...

Black Rhino VR
Innovator

Blackrhino VR is an award winning Kenyan based extended reality (XR) agency located in Nairobi. We specialize in creating bespoke Virtual & Augmented...

Rusty Fundi
Innovator

RUSTY FUNDI is an industrial furniture brand created by Jonathan Baker. He started the workshop after he moved into an apartment that did not have fur...

Steve Okuku
Visual Artist

Stephen Otieno, also known as Okuku is a Kenyan born artist based in Nairobi. He does drawing, painting and graffiti; charcoal on paper, pen and ink o...

Evans Yegon
Visual Artist

Evans Yegon, popularly known as Yegonizer, is a visual artist from Bomet, Kenya. He is known for his style called vibrantism through which he portrays...

Dale Kotengo
Visual Artist

Dale Kotengo is a Kenyan born artist/painter who started his career in The Kenyan Theater platform after studying graphics design in collage. He start...

David Muturi
Visual Artist

David Muturi Mwai, is a 20 years and a 3rd year student at The Technical University of Kenya pursuing Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering. Da...

Lindsay Obath
Visual Artist

Lindsay Obath is a visual artist who enjoys working with imaginative landscapes and the human body. Using her body painting, she has collaborated with...

Anoop Pradeep
Digital Artist

A multifaceted multi talented graphic designer, Anoop is also a passionate photographer, illustrator and does his own packaging designs; In which, he...

Asaph Muchura
Digital Artist

Arcanum, known to the layman as Mark Asaph Muchura, is a self taught creative designer based in Nairobi, Kenya. Under his belt, is more than 12 years...

Ashley Mwalimu
Digital Artist

Ashley Mwalimu is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator with innovative ideas and a unique approach to visuals. Her current niche is helping businesses a...

Kennedy Kyalo
Digital Artist

Kennedy Odhiambo Ondiek is a young, enthusiastic and accomplished comedian in Kenya. He has spent the last 5 years building his brand 'Tales Of The Cr...

Nash-oh-my
Digital Artist

Nyambura Wa Kariuki (Oh My Draws) a digital artist based in Nairobi with a versatile style of work that's always evolving. She however excels when it...

Naddya
Digital Artist

Naddya Adhiambo Oluoch-Olunya is an Animator, Illustrator and musician, driven by the need to understand, and represent girls and women through her...

Tara light
Digital Artist

Tara, is a 22-year old digital illustrator/painter/concept artist and who's been making art for as long as they can remember. Their creative hobbies,...

Wanjira Kinyua
Digital Artist

Wanjira Kinyua is a full-time illustrator based in Nairobi. She is a graduate of the University of Nairobi with a B.A. in Design. She started out as a...

Izzy
Digital Artist

Izzy has always been drawn to art, even as a young child, he had to be drawing, painting, sculpting, playing music or building something. The drive to...

JR Pencil King
Digital Artist

Gichuhi Muikia (Junior) Is an enthusiastic illustrator, character designer and animator who has been in the creative industry since 2016. He developed...

Meeraj Vaghela
Digital Artist

Meeraj Vaghela, is an Adobe certified associate who creates visual art, mainly about wildlife and nature. His love and connection with animals and Mot...

Cheif Nyamweya
Author & Animator

Chief Nyamweya is an author and visual artist whose work fuses storytelling, Illustration and animation to explore history, sustainability, technology...

Feysal
Digital Artist

Feysal Anthony Nair is an Art Director with over 18 years of experience in the creative field. He's had the opportunity to work with some of the best...

Zack Adell
Digital Artist

Zack Adell is a multidisciplinary designer & art director based in Nairobi Kenya. With a passion for well-crafted (Digital & Physical) experiences, he...

Mwas Githinji
Digital Artist

Mwas Githinji is a fine artist who uses different mediums to express himself, mainly focusing on life around him and people he closely observes. He st...

Wamvii
Digital Artist

Wamvii is a visual artist based in Nairobi with an eye for unconventional bodies of work. Those types of pieces that make you sink into a place of in...

DAKCHESA Comics
Digital Artist

Welcome to DAKCHESA Comics where we create and upload our comic-strips. We provide a deep dive in what its like to be in contemporary Africa and revol...

Avandu Studio
Digital Artist

Salim Busuru is a creative director at Avandu studio who tells stories through comics and illustrations. He is a champion of the comic book art scene,...

Thayu
Writer

Wangari
The Story Teller

Aunti Mjeni
Narrator

Moseh
The drummist

Mara
The Story Teller

When it boils down to it, a lot of creatives thrive in groups. No, we don’t mean that they’re herd animals, like sheep, if anything they’re the complete opposite. What we mean is that when in situations such as those created by the hubs we profile in this Chapter, most creatives are capable of so much more. Sure some creatives would rather work on an island far from other people. However, in the Creative Hubs we share here, we show how in these spaces ideas grow, creative and social enterprises flourish and how the spirit of collaboration is deeply embedded in our creative society.

The Hive studios
Hub

The hive is a space where artists come together to create paintings and have fun with the feel of the paint while interacting with each other. The Hi...

Accacia Hub
Hub

The Acacia Collective is a creative space located in Nairobi, Kenya targeting new and emerging artists within the creative sector in Nairobi as well...

Brandy Bus
Hub

KAREN FRASER is the brains behind the Brandy bus which is a double-decker bus that has been completely redone to accommodate adventurous travelers lo...

Ball Point
Space

Ballpoint Social Club is an easy dining restaurant that embraces the sense of time, ties, texture and taste from Kenya in the 1980s. Its quaint menu t...

Ozone
Hub

The Ozone is a 15000 square feet Trampoline park situated on the fourth floor of Village Market that is ideal for kids, teens and adults alike. With a...

Under The Sea
Space

Under The Sea is a safe space for toddlers and preschoolers for their play dates, themed parties and school trips. It’s a fun, engaging and exciting p...

The Junction Mall
Shopping Mall

Since opening its doors in November 2004, The Junction has worked its way up to become the most sought after shopping mall within the greater Nairobi...

Lava Latte
Coffee Shop

Lava Latte is a small coffee shop tucked away in a serene corner on Statehouse Road,and is the ideal neighbourhood café. Relaxed, artsy, quietly confi...

Chez Sonia
Restaurant

Located in the lush suburbs that is Peponi Road, this hidden gem boasts everything to please any apéro-philes. For the connoisseurs, there is a large...

Buni Media
Organization

Buni Media is a multimedia company based in Nairobi, Kenya and Los Angeles, California that seeks to use a variety of innovative media techniques to t...

Karen Village
Hub

Karen Village is an art, culture, and creative innovation hub with studios, spaces, shops and restaurants with over 450 people working at Karen Villag...

Sarakasi Trust
Organization

The Sarakasi Dome is the Trust ‘s office, training and rehearsal space that was started in 2001 and is reasonably a well equipped venue with differen...

Nairobi Design Week
Organization

Nairobi design week is a platform where creatives meet, share ideas, connect and also learn more about the creative industry. It’s origins stem from t...

NRB Bus
Organization

The NRB Bus is a place to learn and share, develop and produce, rent and trade, love and create and was born out of the necessity to Move around sin...

Ocen Soles
Organization

Ocean Soles is a social enterprise that was started in 2006 to clean up the coastline while also creating employment for folks from the high impact co...

Rustic Talent Agency
Organization

Rustic Talent agency mainly does help people do three things, Discover, Develop and Monetize their talents What propelled the founders to start the o...

Where is Ole sondeka
Game

Where is
Ole sondeka

Adventures of Pendo
Game

Adventures of Pendo is a 3D mobile application game that mainly targets children between ages of 5 to 18 years. However, being an interactive game, i...

Rada
Game

Rada is a quiz game that seeks to enhance your general knowledge of the current affairs and an array of issues in our society. “Rada” is a “sheng” wor...

Bazuu
Game

Bazuu is a Kenyan Charade game that is suitable for playing with all family members for the purposes of exploring and understating our Surroundings, m...

Colouring book
Game

Colouring book

Kids zone
Game

This is a game that is designed for kidz to help them in learning different things. The game is made with different learning areas for kids to learn f...

Kalabars
App

Kalabars is a product under Creatives Garage; a broad-spectrum movement in Kenya for Creatives to network, share ideas, collaborate, learn, gain marke...

Sondeka AR
App

Explore creative content in a whole new dimension with Sondeka AR app. Look for the Sondeka AR logo wherever you see work by Creatives Garage, scan it...

SIMUl8R
App

Simul8r is an app that will allow users (with or without a VR headset) to explore landmarks and places of interest in Kenya. It will not only act as a...

Kovona 168
Films

Kovona 168

Opening Act
Films

Opening ACT

Alice
Creatives Garage

The year is 2021, We live in smart homes where everything is connected. Mary, a 25-year-old lives in this world. Her phone, TV, lights, doors are all...

Mandinyo
Films

Ever wondered what would happen if your wallet was stolen and you decided to chase down the thief. Mandinyo is a short film that follows the tragic ta...

Resilience
Njiiri Karago

Mankind resorts to desperate measures in an effort to keep a devastating virus out of the Safe Zones. Confronted by their own desperate circumstances,...

KIU
Njiiri Karago

The drought ravages on as a lone woman travels the scathing land searching for water. Things however get complicated when she has an unexpected encoun...

Al Harb
NMK Films

A short film about the fighting against the misconception of Jihad. Written by Arnold Asin. Directed, shot & edited by Gatehi Nderitu Mwaniki. Starrin...

reality Principle
NMK Films

Idah, a diligent hardworking girl, is trapped in a mysterious dark room and faces off against Igor in a fight moderated by a mysterious shadowy figure...

Karata
Robert Munuku

Moments to a general election, a young IT specialist finds himself in a predicament as his wife is kidnapped by unknown assailants who then blackmail...

Azibuye
Dylan Valley

A short film about the fighting against the misconception of Jihad. Written by Arnold Asin. Directed, shot & edited by Gatehi Nderitu Mwaniki. Starrin...

Azimuth
Nirma Madhoo

Idah, a diligent hardworking girl, is trapped in a mysterious dark room and faces of against Igor in a fight moderated by a mysterious shadowy figure....

Le lac
Nyasha Kadandara

“Le Lac” is a dreamscape where liquid gives way to dust. The oasis of the Sahel, Lake Chad, is not who she used to be. Ninety percent of her water is...

The other dakar
Selly Raby Kane

A short film about the fighting against the misconception of Jihad. Written by Arnold Asin. Directed, shot & edited by Gatehi Nderitu Mwaniki. Starrin...

Nairobi berries
Ng’endo Mukii

In the empty spaces we cannot claim as our own, in forests full of smoke and beneath waters dappled with bougainvillaea, two women and a man wrangle....

Honey I brought you flowers
Ian Isaboke

Honey I brought you flowers

Crazy Kennar
Comedian

Esther Kazungu
Content Creator

Flaqo Raz
Comedian

George Kimani
Film director | videographer

Mini cheps
Photographer

Miniature art (historically known as limning or painting in little) is a genre that focuses on art, especially painting, engraving and sculpture, with...

Ronny Onkeo
Photographer

Ronny Onkeo

Robert Ochieng
Photographer

Robert Ochieng is a Nairobi-based photographer that takes great pride in capturing the true spirit and personality of the people and subjects that he...

Vic Mutua
Photographer

Victor Mutua is a professional photographer and videographer specializing in portrait, fashion, wildlife and street photography as well as camera ops...

Kenyaa Mzee
Photographer

Kenyaa Mzee

Selly Raby Kane
Film Maker

Selly Raby Kane

Nirma Madhoo
Film Maker

Nirma Madhoo

NGENDO
Film Maker

NGENDO

Robert Munuku
Film Maker

Robert Mũnũku (b. 1984) is an award-winning independent visual artist, writer, filmmaker, teacher & creative entrepreneur from Nairobi, Kenya. Mũnũku...

Ian Isaboke
Film Maker

Nyakundi isaboke is an Actor/Director based in Nairobi. He has featured in a number of tv commercials, movies and tv shows he currently stars in the t...

Gatehi Mwaniki
Film Maker

Film maker, photographer, director and co-founder of MNK film (a film production company), Gatehi is a true film whisperer. He started his passion for...

Dylan Valley
Film Maker

Dylan Valley is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and educator who views film as a liberatory tool. He is currently a Lecturer at the Centre for...

254 Breweries
Vendor

254 Breweries

Black Apron Chefs
Vendor

Black Apron Chefs is a private catering/ private chef service that focuses on bringing gourmet dishes and menus "boutiqued" to the clients needs and i...

God is Kenyan
Vendor

God Is Kenyan is a streetwear and lifestyle brand that fosters the use and nurturing of homegrown solutions.

Tagline : Define Your Space

House of Kaji
Vendor

House of Kaji

Mdalasini
Vendor

Mdalasini

Made In Kenya
Vendor

Made In Kenya

Sweet Tooth
Vendor

The owner and head baker of Sweettooth Leon Kago, started making fresh cheese and no bake cheesecakes to satisfy the need for fresh, affordable and ex...

Wildlife Works
Vendor

Wildlife Works

Arafa
3D Artist

Arafa C. Hamadi is an interdisciplinary visual and installation artist, working in the fields of structural, set and graphic design. Arafa graduated f...

Kevin Karani
3D Artist

Kevin Karani

Darren Emerson
VR Panelist

Darren Emerson is an award-winning director, writer and producer of immersive experiences, and the co-founder of London production company East City F...

Dylan Valley
Director

Dylan Valley is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and educator who views film as a liberatory tool. He is currently a Lecturer at the Centre for...

Ingrid Kopp
Director

Ingrid Kopp is a co-founder of Electric South, a non-profit initiative to develop virtual reality and other new forms of storytelling across Africa. E...

Yasmin Elayat
Director

Yasmin Elayat is an Emmy-award winning immersive director, USA 2020 Fellow, and Co-Founder at Scatter. Yasmin’s work pushes the boundaries of immersiv...

BlackRhino VR
VR Production Company

Blackrhino VR is an award winning Kenyan based extended reality (XR) agency located in Nairobi. We specialize in creating bespoke Virtual & Augmented...

Cut The Foreplay
Podcast

Nadia Favre is a radio host who is wildly passionate about voicing animations and championing female-driven art. Having peaked at the start of her car...

Nipe Story
Podcast

Nipe Story came out in December 2017. Its creator, Kevin Mwachiro, loves creating pictures in peoples' minds, and so a podcast was born. Nipe Story is...

The spread
Podcast

Award winning musician Karen Kaz Lucas is an established leader in the Kenyan arts and culture ecosystem. Having begun her career in 1997 as a rapper/...

Paukwa Stories
Podcast

The Paukwa Stories Podcast is an extension of Paukwa Stories: an online repository for positive, fact-based Kenyan stories. The podcast was launched i...

The Gray Poupod
Podcast

A sometimes factual always funny podcast about the happenings around the world, through rose coloured glasses.