Graffiti Girls Kenya: Using graffiti to tackle social issues

Founded in 2015 by one of Kenya’s pioneer graffiti artists Douglas Kihiko, famously known as Smokillah, Graffiti Girls Kenya is an initiative that involves in more than just spraying colorful designs, drawings and messages onto walls and other surfaces. Together, they confront social issues that affect women in their society; issues such as cervical cancer,Continue reading “Graffiti Girls Kenya: Using graffiti to tackle social issues”

Spraying color onto Nairobi’s walls: Kerosh

With his headphones on, neither the blaring matatus nor the endless stares and comments by the curious onlookers do take his focus away from the mural right before him. As we approach him, Kerosh unplugs his headphones and quickly descends from the ladder he is using for support. He leaves his working tools hanging onContinue reading “Spraying color onto Nairobi’s walls: Kerosh”