My name is Mumbi. I’m an Award winning spoken word poet, writer, self-published author, event curator, and CNN interviewee from the green city under the sun, otherwise known as Nairobi, Kenya.
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Wandiology: Bruja, Astrologist, Makeup Artist, Software Developer, Beyoncé Stan.
wandiology: the Astrologer you need to know, now.
The Case Against Rap Lyrics as Evidence in Court
The intersectionality between American HipHop and Gang Culture runs deep, but freedom of speech and expression cannot be understated. It’s art.
A Penthouse in Senegal
Nura has travelled across the continent to live with her new husband and his two wives. I see why.
Sex work is work
When people argue that sex work is not work, they say things like sex work is ‘self-debasement for profit’, or that sex work is ‘the reduction of self to be used as an object by others’, and my response is, isn’t that the definition of every single employment position?
JULIANI: A MASTERPIECE MASTERING PEACE
Potential: Exponetial. I recently had a conversation with iconic Kenyan rapper Juliani, and here’s everything we talked about!
Occam’s Razor; you already know wtf is going on.
Sometimes, it’s exactly what it looks like.
‘Sex demons’ and Nairobi entanglements
In this blog post, I’m talking about the (mis)conceptions we have with regards to dating in Nairobi, and a separate idea of ‘sex demons’.
Backpacking through East Africa – everything you need to know
For a year, I did a good amount of budget travel across East Africa. In this blog post, I tell you how I did it.
What’s happening in Africa?
We’re no longer slaves, but we sure ain’t free.
Backpacking Through Tanzania
Mwenye radhi hasumbuki He who is blessed is not disturbed.
LIVING WITH 394 THINGS: I COUNTED EVERYTHING I OWN
I recently counted all the things I own, and this happened.
Travel with me to Diani
One thing about me, I belong to the wind.
Ngeli ya u-wii: re-reading an insha I wrote in school
I recently came across a Kiswahili exercise book from my school days, here’s an insha I found written in it!
WALKING FROM DIANI TO TANZANIA
“Njia ya siku zote haina alama” An everyday path has no signpost. Experience makes things easy.
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I was born to write and perform poetry. I am a writer, performer, curator, content editor, copywriter, law school graduate, and Sondeka Award’s Best spoken word poet of the year, Kenya 2020 & 2021.