CNN travels to the largest comic convention in East Africa, NAICCON

On the latest episode of African Voices, CNN International travels to Kenya and goes behind the scenes of East Africa’s biggest comic convention with the man who started it, Thomas Imboywa. Since childhood Imboywa has had a passion for comics, gaming and animation and felt that Kenya needed a platform for people like him to express their ‘inner geek’. He explains to CNN: “We love all these weird geeky stuff… We were like we can’t afford to go to San Diego Comic Con, or New York Comic Con, or these huge comic cons…

Innovative Kenyan entrepreneurs to battle out for 5 million

Total Kenya has announced that entries for the second edition of Startupper of the Year Challenge will include 55 countries up from the previous 34. The competition that that seeks to promote creative ideas and entrepreneurship among young citizens will see 3 winners from each country get an opportunity to make their dream a reality. The 2018/19 Total Startupper Challenge is building on a successful first edition held in 2015/16 that attracted over 800 applicants from 34 countries, 40 of them from Kenya. READ ALSO: Importance of innovation and digitization in…

MILLENNIAL RESHAPING HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

By Hasnain Noorani It’s hard to believe it’s been more than ten years since the 2007/2008 political skirmishes which almost brought Kenya’s economy to its knees forcing consumers to focus on reducing their expenditures. Now, for the first time since 2008, it looks like the hotel and hospitality industry is returning to normal — whatever normal is. It’s in deed heartening to see statistical evidence, which shows occupancy rates are on the rise and holiday makers are travelling again (Jumia Travel and hospitality report of 2018). For many Kenyan millennials,…

OPPO launches revolutionary F9 with VOCC Flash charge technology

The leading global Smartphone brand OPPO has launched the OPPO F9 Smartphone into the Kenyan market which comes with the latest super-fast charging technology, VOOC Flash Charge, with a 5-minute charging time for a 2-hour talk time. It also brings gradient colors as well as a unique Waterdrop Screen design that offers elegance, operability and new vision. Today’s customer is in constant move. We have therefore developed OPPO F9 to fit in with this nature and lifestyle, and to create a new trend in the industry. The device brings to…

Finserve releases mKey keyboard app to enrich lifestyle

The audacious app, mKey, is a case study of adapting technology to customer lifestyle needs. It has redefined how we communicate and transact by fusing social conversations with the best in financial services into a lifestyle defined by ultimate user experience.  Finserve has launched mKey, Africa’s first keyboard app to converge social, and financial services into an integrated lifestyle while rewarding users as they transact. mKey brings a differentiated user experience to the market by blending the best of social conversations with the full breadth of financial services as it…

Reprieve for the elderly with launch of homes with assisted living facilities

By Jacktone Lawi Superior Homes have announced the launch of a new home concept specifically targeted at the elderly. Dubbed Fadhili Care the living complex will be home to 41 self-contained houses and a club house with nurses to cater for any emergencies that may arise due to old age The construction of the Homes broke ground on February 2018 and is expected to be completed by first quarter of 2019 “The development when complete will comprise, 41 self-contained individual homes thoughtfully designed to accommodate senior citizens with limited mobility,…

Tourism in Nakuru projected to rise with completion of ksh800m luxury homes

Nakuru County is set to receive a boost in tourism facilities following the completion of KSh800 Constructed by Superior Homes Kenya the luxury homes sit on a 12-acre plot along Nairobi-Nakuru Highway, the facility boasts of breathtaking uninterrupted panoramic views of Lake Elementaita, consisting of 33 standard Villas, 13 Villa Suites and 4 Executive Villas, conference facility with access to recreation facilities such as a bar and restaurant, gym, spa and an infinity swimming pool. “With the tourism sector projected to grow in double digits in 2018, Lake Elementaita Mountain…

Luxury tree houses that will bring to life your childhood fantasies

Remember that backyard escape with your siblings to a tree house? Or a lazy solo afternoon of quiet to read, relax and reflect on the events of your youthful days? Oh, how sometimes we wish to relive those moments where we can just forget, even for a weekend, the stresses of our adult life, and hideaway amidst tree branches. Well, with glamping hub, it is still possible to fulfill your childhood fantasies with a perfect opportunity to spend a cherished night and to wake up to the chirping of the…

Demystifying Luxury Tourism: A Case Study of Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa

Credits: Josephine Wawira / PR Manager – Jumia Kenya Luxury tourism is being redefined just like every aspect of the hospitality industry. Beyond the world of first-class flights to the coast of Kenya and the palatial beach resorts previously experienced by an older, wealthier generation, luxury tourism has evolved to include a younger generation in the rising middle class. So how do the affluent beach resorts maintain the exclusivity and top-notch services while catering to the needs of a mushrooming, well-off population?   Types of Luxury Travelers A no brainer for…

Huawei entry level smartphone sales up 120 Pc

By Onkoba Barbara Huaweis’ entry level smartphone Y5 Prime has recorded 10,000 device sales in one month surpassing the previously set target. The increased sales represent a growth of 120%. According to Huawei, Feedback from the consumers is that the phone is the best in the market for entry level customers given its main features and the pricing. “This is a great milestone in the company this year having launched two devices in the last few months. Y5 Prime 2018 sales are at 10,000 devices within a month. This achievement…