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A Beginners Guide To Minimalism.



How do you define Minimalism? Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. There are many different ways to practice minimalism, however, whatever type of a minimalist you are, it’s always a lifestyle centered on less.

Want to live more simply but don’t know where to start? I have a couple of minimalism hacks will give you a head start to living a more simple life, get rid of  clutter from your home and  embrace a minimalist lifestyle. Enjoy.

  • Stop Buying Much Stuff

We live in a society that’s constantly trying to sell us something. Grocery stores are arranged to encourage you to spend impulsively. Advertisements lie to us and tell us we’ll suffer if we don’t own the shiniest new stuff. Because of this, most of us own far more than we really need or even want. The easiest way to limit this is to cut back on your spending. Adopt a family budget that doesn’t allow you to spend irresponsibly. Evaluate large purchases carefully. When you do commit to spending on something, make sure you’re investing in a high-quality item. The last thing you want is to find yourself replacing stuff time and time again.

  • Get Rid Of Clutter

Look around your surrounding. Is your space clean, or is it covered in stuff? Does your end table serve as a useful place to sit a drink while watching television, or is it already occupied by today’s newspaper, your purse, and a whole lot of other things? It can be easy for clutter to creep into our lives. Clutter can have a negative impact on our mental state, making it tough to focus and sort our thoughts, so it’s to your benefit to get rid of some of the stuff occupying your space.

  • Be Grateful For The Things You Need

It can be hard to fight the urge to spend. We are conditioned to want more and to pride ourselves on the things we own and the money we spent on them. One way to make living with less a little easier is to embrace gratitude. The more grateful you are for the things you already have in your life, the more value you’ll find in them, and the less tempted you’ll be to seek out new stuff.

  • Evaluate Your Space

If you have more room in your home than your family needs, it can be tempting to fill the empty rooms and extra space with stuff. Consider moving to a smaller home if the market is right and your family is ready for a change. You might be surprised to find a smaller space to be the right fit.  You’ll notice some added benefits too, from paying less for utilities to having less to clean.

  • Weed Out Your Closet

When was the last time you took everything out of your closet? If you can’t recall, it’s time to sort out your wardrobe. Start with a clean slate by taking everything out. Evaluate each item. If it’s something you don’t wear often, doesn’t fit with your personal style, or is showing too many signs of wear, it may be time to let it go. If it’s in good condition, consider giving it away to a friend or donating to a local charity to keep it out of the landfill.

It can be far too easy to hang onto stuff we tell ourselves. We will wear because we feel guilty over spending so much money on something that provided no value. It’s okay to let  it go. When you’re done, you’ll be left with a much more streamlined wardrobe. One that consists of the items you actually wear. You won’t miss the stuff you got rid of, and you’ll notice it’s easier to find the things you love.

  • Create A Mindset

Creating a minimalist mindset is very important. It’s actually more important than the physical process of cleaning out the environment around you. Making minimalism a habit, and an essential part of  life, is the only way to stick to this lifestyle. Creating a minimalist mindset is all about living with awareness. You need to bring intention into your daily actions and know why you make the choices you do.


Netflix Scouts the Kenyan Film Industry



The Kenyan Film industry is headed the right direction after international film agencies turn their focus on Kenya.

Netflix team based in Sub-Saharan African visited Nairobi on an exploratory journey to learn, listen and find more about the country’s creative industry from the various industry stakeholders.

The head content team Ben Amadasun stated that,  “The short story is why we are here to listen and learn from the various valued local stakeholders in the Kenyan film industry. As part of our strategy in every market we’ve focused on the world over. We first start by learning more about the industry, how it operates, and identify opportunities for collaboration with local storytellers and stakeholders within the creative industry ecosystem.”

“We’ve done the same in South Africa and Nigeria and, as we have always stated, we’ve had our eye on Kenya and now we want to get know a bit more about the industry – starting with the critical stakeholders like the Kenya Film Commission and others.

“There will be many other engagements with more stakeholders to come – this is just one of the many firsts. We’re also exploring the many ways we can collaborate with various industry stakeholders,” he said this stating that Netflix is beginning an African journey hunting down the many storytellers in Kenya and Africa as a whole.

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Juliani Confirms being in a Relationship with Lilian Ng’anga



Rapper Julius Owion alias Juliani came out on social media to confirm that he is in a relationship with Lilian Nganga the ex wife of Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua.

In his post he stated that they are two consenting adults and asked his followers to ignore the ill intentioned narratives doing rounds on social media.

Juliani and Lilian Nganga (Photo Courtesy of Instagram)

“In this photo are two fully conscious adults who have chosen to be together. Any other narrative is false, outdated, and ill-intentioned. Let’s respect people’s choices. Love and let love,” wrote the Juliani , Lilian reiterated this message by re-sharing on her timeline.

This comes after activist Boniface Mwangi revealed that Juliani was receiving death threats for posting photos of him and Lilian together.

“My very good friend @JulianiKenya was threatened yesterday. Someone called him and texted using (phone number). He told him to stop posting pics posed with his friend @LillyanneNganga, and if he continues, they will kill him,” tweeted Boniface Mwangi.

Juliani rubbished the claims that he stole someone’s wife, he stated “How now can you “iba mtu”?! An intelligent adult with a sound mind. The call/text threat on my life today, NOT funny! “ulinyang’anyana” narrative is false, tired, juicy headlines tu. Kindly STOP! For the threats, usi aim face, na prefer niki smile kwa open casket. Baraka,”

Lilian on the other hand stated that she and governor Mutua were still friends despite parting ways after a 10 year relationship.

“Winds of change blew my way and two months ago, I decided to end the long-term relationship with Dr Alfred Mutua. We had a good run and I am forever grateful to God, he brought us together. We remain friends,” she posted.



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Wireless Earbuds to set the Trend in Tech in 2021



The tech sector this year, according to many tech gurus, is set to be defined by Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) with a great range of products tailored towards gadgets in the telecommunications sector; mobile phones.

Many Kenyan millennials seem to already be setting the pace by embracing wireless over the use of the normal earphones commonly known as earbuds. According to those using wireless earbuds, they are convenient since they are light, stylish and trendsetting.

One tech giant that purposes to be a tech-trendsetter brand through its “mobile phone + AIoT” dual-drive strategy to create a trendy lifestyle for the younger generation, is realme. In October 2021, the smartphone maker introduced realme Buds Q and the realme Buds Air Neo in the Kenyan market.

The realme Buds Q feature a 10mm dynamic bass boost driver, 119ms super-low latency gaming mode, 20-hour long battery life, and IPX4 water and sweat resistance allowing one to comfortably work out or do any kind of sporting activities without getting them damaged while the realme Buds Air Neo comes with an instant Auto Connection, a 13mm Dynamic Bass Boost Driver, a Bluetooth 5.0 connection, you can play hundreds of songs in your Playlist for up to 17 Hours.

realme’s strategy to pair their devices the wireless earbuds provide customers with a tech trendy and advanced experience. The smartphones such as the realme 7i, from the number series and realme C12, realme C15 from the C series feature massive batteries that keep charge hence supporting gaming and music and other entertainment components that require the convenient pairing. This coupled with quick charge and super power-saving mode and ultra-smooth display.

A great phone is one with a large storage capacity, long-lasting battery, appealing to the eye, and goes hand in hand with the current trends. That is why, in four months the company launched various smartphones on the Kenyan market including realme C3, realme C11, realme C15, realme C12, realme 6, and realme 7i all these with AIot products including the realme Buds Q realme Buds Air Neo and the realme band.

Being the first brand in the world to hit 50 million shipments with the majority of the units being shipped during the third quarter of 2020, realme has cut itself a niche by heavily investing in such features as the battery on their phones. These batteries can last up to 56 days when the gadget is on standby mode.

For the year, the brand has already announced plans to be part of the larger market share in Kenya. Stay tuned for more this year.

For the month of January, realme extended its festive season offer which will see very purchase of the realme 7i come with free realme Buds Q while the realme 6 will come with a free realme band and the realme C15 will come with a customized pillow all available on all online and offline shops.

Visit the realme website for more great features or follow @realmkenya on Instagram and @realme on facebook.

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Kenyans Set For A thrilling February As TNT Africa Sets To Flood The Screens With An AEW Wrestling Program



Kenyans are set to experience an exciting and amazing 2021 in terms of viewing experience courtesy of TNT Africa that is set to launch a series of interesting shows, among them the much-hyped AEW Dynamite, an all-action wrestling program set to redefine the space.

The much-awaited AEW Dynamite will be a weekly flagship show from All Elite Wrestling, featuring a new professional wrestling league that is already taking the world by storm will be hitting the screens on Friday, February 5, at 2.20pm with the first five episodes of the new season. Then, every Friday night, during prime time at 9pm, the channel will premiere the recent high-octane matches, two days after the US premiere, and after that repeated twice throughout the week. This will be aired on both DStv channel 137 and Gotv channel 16 .

AEW offers an alternative to mainstream wrestling with a roster of world-class talent offering TNT Africa viewers a spectacular weekly wrestling program jam-packed with action and the unexpected,” said Guillermo Farré, Head of the WarnerMedia General Entertainment channels across France, Iberia, and Africa.

Kenyans will be accorded a rare opportunity to enjoy a new global wrestling that features a world-class roaster of diverse male and female wrestlers, giving them a new wrestling experience for the first time in 20 years.

According to TNT Africa, the new professional wrestling is being headlined by members of The Elite (Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Matt & Nick Jackson, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page) as well as Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley, coloring the year with the most exciting and thrilling action.

For Kenyans who grew up watching the only national broadcasting then, this program will bring back more than the memories of the famous “Wrestling Program” commonly referred to by many as “Wreso”. For those with a passion for wrestling, the program offers fresh insights and techniques in the sport.

“TNT is excited to usher in a new era in entertainment that is attuned to our audience’s needs and appetite. Despite how far we’ve come, we remain steadfastly dedicated to giving our African audience premium content, and the launch of AEW DYNAMITE and the channel refresh bear testament of this,” added Mr. Guillermo Farré.

At the same time, TNT Africa will continue to launch their exclusive, brand-new, TNT Original Movies on the channel on the first Thursday of every month. These include a wide range of mainstream entertainment genres, featuring renowned, and rising international stars.

Other exciting shows lined up include Splash and the Best Man Holiday to experience the accidental side of love on Valentine’s Day; Crank High Voltage and Point Break in February’s Adrenaline Rush stunt; Malcolm X and Just Cause will help viewers fight for their rights on Human Rights Day; and in April the Oscars with Academy Award-winning titles such as E.T and Gladiator.

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How To Make A Digital Vision Board



Some call it a vision board, others a motivation board, all in all, they both have the same meaning. A vision/motivation board is a place where you comprise images, quotes, scriptures, or any other motivating elements that captivate the vision you have for yourself. A digital vision board is a collection of images and texts that you can take with you anywhere you go. It also takes less time to create than a physical vision board.

Vision boards have always fascinated me. The only problem is that I’m too lazy to make a physical one.  Getting pictures from old magazines, cutting them up and sticking them on A4 boards has always felt like a lot of work. Well, at least for me. I came across a digital one on Pinterest and immediately decided to learn how to make one. It actually turned out to be super easy than I expected.

Without further ado, let’s dive into the steps that you’re going to take in order to come up with the perfect digital vision board.

Figure Out What You Want To Manifest.

The initial step is to ask yourself what you want to invite into your life, and once you’re sure of what you want the board to be about, you can begin thinking about what will go on it. I, for instance, wanted my vision board to entail financial growth, intentional friendships among other things

Choose An App/Website.

The vision board I saw on Pinterest was made on Canva so I decided to use the same for mine. It’s easy to use and has a variety of board layouts.

Find Content For The Board.

You will pull images and words from the Internet and assemble them digitally. Choose images and quotes that align with your vision. You can also add text with different fonts to make it artsier.

Arrange The Board.

Once you’ve gathered all the content on your desktop,  start arranging the board. The trick is to take your time and have fun while at it. The process of making the vision board will help you to plan your goals and intentions in your head and send them out to the universe. Once you’re done, download it and set it as your phone wallpaper or computer background.

Remember, however small, please ensure that you do something every day that will push you towards the goals you’ve put on your board.

That’s all folks! 😊

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