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Film: Juliani's Roadtrip to Mombasa


JULIANI - The Roadtrip from Studio Ang on Vimeo.

Julius Owino, known to many as Juliani is no ordinary Hip-Hop artist. In Kenya, he is viewed as a person of change to the community. He grew up in one of the less fortunate neighborhoods in Kenya but managed to follow his dream of becoming an artist.+Juliani-The Road Trip, filmed by Studio ANG, focuses on Juliani in his entirety, more specifically, going through his struggles and achievements. The director of the documentary Bobb Muchiri says,

"Juliani is not just an ordinary artist. He's is a poet, an activist, a mirror/role model to many youths in Kenya and a rapper who survived one of the most dangerous hoods in Nairobi which happens to be the cradle of Kenyan hip-hop."

Throughout the film, Juliani gets to meet the people he cares about most: the fans. Five on his top fans are chosen for the documentary and speak on why Juliani is so dear to each of them.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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