Instameet in Nairobi

Photos and moments captured during an Instameet organized in Nairobi CBD by some of Kenya’s most elite Instagram Photographers on September 10th, 2017.

All photos Copyright Storitellah 2013-2017. All Rights Reserved

East Africa Fashion Week 2017

It was a fashion show night, one of the largest in East Africa. The event that happened at the 4-star Amber Hotel, in Nairobi, Kenya on July 8, 2017 was graced by hundreds of fashion elites and enthusiasts.

Started in 2014, East Africa Fashion Week has witnessed massive growth in bringing designers, buyers, consumers, models and fashion enthusiasts in collective to view the latest collections of African contemporary fashion.

The show brought together 14 designers from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. Designers who showcased included Uvazi Couture from Kenya, Kasikana from Tanzania and Bobbbincase from Uganda.

“The show still lacks sponsors and investors, there’s’ no big company willing to invest in the festival and this still is really a big challenge for EAFW,” says Nick Junior – a former street model and the CEO of EAFW.

“Modelling is still not taken seriously in this country, and there’s a lack of unity for the modelling community of Kenya, said Sandy Joan, a plus size commercial model and one of the organizing committee of EAFW, the festival is here to expose upcoming models to designers, and to make modelling a vital source of income.”

This year’s show focused on emerging designers like David Ochieng’ of Lookslike Avido and upcoming models who were scouted through auditions that happened months prior to the fashion show night.

PICFAIR #CELEBRATEAFRICA WINNER

I am so happy and honored to be the grand prize winner of the #CelebrateAfrica Photo competition which was hosted by Picfair in association with New African Magazine and  sponsored by Canon Central & North Africa. This competition encouraged locals to share a place, a person, a moment that challenged stereotypes, documented modern stories and showed a whole new side of beauty and authenticity. 

In the Kibera district of Nairobi, Stephen Okoth, also known as Ondivour, is a film-maker, photographer and model for his self-styled colorful and vintage fashion. “He inspires a generation in the shanty town through his sense of style, which brings hope to the people.”

Find all the winner from this competition here on Picfair.

TRAVEL PHOTO OF THE WEEK: A SHARP STYLE, AND PLENTY OF HOPE – MEET NAIROBI’S MODEL CITIZEN

My photo of  the ever vibrant style of  Ondivour got featured on the Guardian as travel photo of the week. Here’s the link to the feature.

In the Kibera district of Nairobi, Stephen Okoth, also known as Ondivour, is a film-maker, photographer and model for his self-styled colourful and vintage fashion. “He inspires a generation in the shanty town through his sense of style, which brings hope to the people,” says photographer Brian Otieno, who submitted this image to the #CelebrateAfrica competition hosted by fairtrade photo agency Picfair and New African magazine and sponsored by Canon. The competition was open to residents of all African countries and the winners will be announced on 3 May. picfair.com/celebrateafrica

ANTI-CORRUPTION PROTESTS IN NAIROBI

Kenya police violently disperse peaceful demos by lobbing teargas, water cannons and firing bullets at protesters and journalists during an anti-corruption demo in Nairobi, Kenya. Hundreds of people from the civil society gathered at Freedom Corner in Uhuru Park, wearing red t-shirts while carrying placards and singing in solidarity to protest against corruption in the government after 5 billion Kenya shillings went missing at the Ministry of health.

#BETHECHANGE2015 PHOTO CONTEST STORY WINNER

Over the last 4 weeks l joined a photo contest organised by Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW) to celebrate the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in New York. Out of over 1000 entries for the contest, my photo has clinched the top most spot. This really means a lot. Thanks to all who believed in me.

James, 7, a class two pupil at Olympic Primary School studying all he can on an empty classroom. His classmates have sorted to stay at home because of the nationwide teachers strike, but that however cannot stop him from believing in what is right. To study and study smart.

RENATE BAEHR, DSW’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ANNOUNCES THE WINNER IN NEWYORK DURING THE LAUNCH OF THE SDGS.

Read more on DSW website.

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