50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians 2018: Vote Now!

Leading African rating & PR agency Avance Media has announced finalists for the 2nd edition of its prestigious annual ranking focused on young people dubbed “50 Most Influential Young Tanzanians". According to Prince Akpah, Managing Director of Avance Media, this year’s list features young Tanzanians between the ages of 15 and 40 who have made remarkable contributions towards their respective fields and have extended impact to other young people across the country and beyond. Public voting is now open at tz.avancemedia.org to determine the influence of the nominees in their categories and in the overall ranking. The 2017 edition was won … Continue reading

Ericomsongz ft. Kellah – Mpokee

Happy new year, dear reader! I hope all is well with you and that your 2019 is off to a great start. Today, for my first post of the year, I would like to do something a little different: I’d like to share some music with you. I recently came across a new tune from Tanzania, that’s sweet in subject matter and catchy in sound. I found this song in my inbox, where it had been sent to me by the popular Tanzanian record label MJ Records, the record label of one of the artists that performs the song. Usually, I … Continue reading

Thriving and Surviving After Divorce

As the year comes to an end, and we prepare for a fresh start in 2019, today, let’s tackle a subject that’s a bit unusual for my blog, but that is in the same theme of endings and new beginnings: divorce and life after it. To tell you more on this topic, I’ve got Jennifer Hunter, who would like to share a few thoughts on the subject. Over to you, Jen…. READ ALSO: 6 Ways You Can Still Make 2019 Your Year to Really Shine If you have recently gotten divorced or are considering ending your marriage, you are not … Continue reading

5 Places to Stay in Nairobi for $50 or Less

A couple of months ago, I woke up to this message from a childhood friend who lives in Nairobi, Kenya: Ma soeur on dit quoi? [What’s up, my sister?] My friend F. in Tz [Tanzania] is coming for 4 nights end month and we’re looking for a BnB for her. How much did you guys pay per night where you stayed [the last time you were in Nairobi]? She was talking about Salmiya Place, which I told you about in this post. READ ALSO: Accommodation Guide for East Africa & Beyond I quickly responded to my friend’s message with the … Continue reading

Parting Shot: Instagram

Two years and eight months ago, almost to the day, I posted my very first picture on Instagram. Although, I still didn’t understand why anyone would be interested in seeing pictures of or posted by people they didn’t know, I gave in to the millennials in my life (you can read about that here) and hopped on to the Instagram bandwagon. Not only did I post my very first image that day, but I also determined to post a picture every day for the next year.🤦 One year turned into two and almost turned into three when I decided that, … Continue reading