What city are you currently in and what do you love most about this city?
I am in Nairobi, Kenya. I love that my city is quite diverse and cultural, and that people here are into discovering more culture. Any artist can reside here and bring their craft here. We are generally also more open to different sounds.
Your favourite hangout spot in your home town is?
I love hanging out at The Goat Social, it’s actually 25 minutes from Nairobi and located in Kiambu county. It’s a very cool artsy space.
A song that perfectly describes your country right now?
Tujiangalie by Sauti Sol and Nyashinki. It’s a reflection of our social and cultural scene and politics more than 50 years after independence. Where are we? Are we at a good place? What can we do to be better and secure a better future for our children and future generations?
What is on your music playlist currently?
I am listening to Travis Scott’s new album: Astroworld and Sat B a singer from Burundi. Love his song “No Love”.
What are you reading?
Haven’t actually started reading it but I got “Black Skin, White Masks’ by Frantz Fanon in my handbag as my next read.
What would you say is the biggest artistic impact Africa has had on the world?
The power of music and arts. The whole world is now getting inspired by African sounds, regalia and every single thing, but in this continent we have been living like this for thousands of centuries. Our artistic impact is our diversity and originality in terms of art, craft and beyond. The world is just starting to catch up with us.
What is that one African dish you wish the entire world knew about?
When in Burundi, you must sample Lake Tanganyika’s Sleek lates Fish locally known as Mukeke, and Michopo. Roca Gold Hotel in the heart of Bujumbura serves up a mean Mukeke (grilled or fried), served up in mouth-watering Amaranth Leaves locally known as Lenga-Lenga. Love Mukeke’s delicious flavour and the fact that the fish is only found in Lake Tanganyika. Mukeke meal goes very well with the sticky Ugali made from Cassava.
What does your name mean?
I was named after my great grandmother, from my Dad’s side. There is also a village in Western Kenya called Anyiko and my uncle mentioned to me that there was an old story regarding the legend of Anyiko and my grandma was named after that Anyiko. So I guess I am destined to do legendary things.
If you had one super power what would it be and why?
I would teleport and be everywhere I wanted to be at the snap of my finger. Would love to travel more across Africa.
If you weren’t a famous PR Entrepreneur what would you be?
I would be a greater journalist than I am today and would also maybe force a career in music. I am passionate about the music industry and brand building so I would be crazy enough to try make me a music star 🙂