Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Aftermath of Flood in Kilifi County

These are the most beautiful pictures of flood-affected areas near River Sabaki in Kilifi county.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dhiil after culay taste sweet

Milk that is poured into the 'dhiil' after 'Culay' tastes very sweet. insert smouldering branches into the Dhiil. Once inserted, they are left inside for a while and then shaken vigorously. When shaken for a while, a black residue is left inside the Dhiil. This process is effective in killing germs and all sorts of bacteria inside the Dhiil. Casarkii haddaan weel la culay, caano kugu siiyo Cishihii haddaan sarar cusba leh, kugu cashaysiiyo, Oo waa caafimaad rage haddaan, cagaha kuu duu go In English: If by evening if provide you with milk from a shaken vessel (dhiil) and by night feed you with salted morsels of steak it is in the health of men, if I rub your feet #Neplive #Somalis #Heritage

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fatma Abdi, Somali woman artist in Mandera Kenya

"I started painting 2009 on printing papers and on the wall until the wall was almost full. I started looking for art school because I wanted to learn more, I couldn't find any. The only alternative was an 8 days workshop. They taught me how to mix color and the basics. From there I bought supplies and started to paint individually. Mimicking other artist from youtube, picking up different techniques from left to right. I have been painting since getting better after each painting. I love challenges, trying new thing. I saw a painting on Google too. I loved it and it was simple enough for me to try. I couldn't afford painting materials so I bought school water colors that came with a single brush and printing papers. So I tried to mimic the painting I came so close to a point where I had to try something else. I wish to make art my full time job but business is not good reason being my immediate clients do not appreciate art. My plan is to hold an exhibition and also find an official place to market my art. My dad is my motivation. He has failed kidneys and he does dialysis 4 times a week, he's so courageous." Fatma Abdi Maalim, artist in Mandera. #CelebrateOurHeroine #SupportartistFatma #LetFatmaGoToArtSchool

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Shafii Aden - Mechanic

“I am proud to be among the second-generation Somalis who refused to look for 'white-collar' jobs instead I chose to be a mechanic. Despite the challenges in this field, high numbers of young Somalis like me go through informal mechanical classes to make a living. I prefer to look at the bigger picture and I am hoping one day of becoming an automobile innovator.”

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Muqtar Muhumed- Camel herder

“I always stay connected to the world thanks to my radio. It also gives me company. Whenever I am with my livestock, you will find me under the shade, listening to the radio. I will not be comfortable without listening radio, day and night. Through broadcast by radio, I can also follow the daily market prices for the livestock.”

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sharaf Traditional Dancers

"We are Sharaf traditional dancers, we are musical band that perform Somali traditional songs and dances in Garissa and other counties. We play musical instruments, mainly drums, in ceremonies and events. The purpose of this group is to preserve the culture and traditions of the Somali people in Kenya. We are currently 20 dancers, aged between 21-65 years. We teach Somali youth about their traditional musics and culture." Sharaf Traditional dancers ‪#‎Garissa‬ ‪#‎Heritage‬ ‪#‎Somalis254‬ ‪#‎Neplive‬ ‪#‎CelebrateOurHeros‬