All posts by Melkizedek Mirasi

Lifelong learner. Writer. Web designer. UI/UX expert.

Babushe: A Beacon of Art in Kenya

Babushe alias Joseph Maina is a hero hailing from Nakuru County who champions for the county (and the whole country) as a hub for culture, art, and creativity. In his late 60s now, Babushe’s passion for art – especially stage plays – started during high school. Babushe moved to Nairobi upon completing his high school studies to expand his imagination, channel his inner curiosity, and develop a network of like-minded people. In Nairobi, he became an active visitor and participant at Kenya National Theater and Goethe Institut. He witnessed and experienced a great drawback in Nairobi brought about by the […]

Bankslave will be Attending NBO LitFest: Mtaa Narratives

NBO LitFest is a literary festival birthed in 2021 to celebrate art, culture, and boundless knowledge that exists within Nairobi’s diverse neighbourhoods. This year’s edition, themed “Mtaa Narratives”, aims to explore and celebrate memories and stories that ground the Nairobians. It is purposed at unraveling the untold stories and ideas, through its vibrant public libraries, that shape Nairobi and its environs. The 3-day event that takes place from 25th August to 27th August will be held across the three Book Bunk’s project libraries, namely; McMillan Memorial Library, Kaloleni Library, and Eastands Library. Note: Each of these libraries originally belonged to […]

Bankslave Dedicates New Mural to E-Sir

Bankslave, who recently took part in an art exhibition as part of the Hip-hop Asili Festival in Dar es Salaam, finished a mural of Kenya’s late rapper, E-Sir. Renowned graffiti artist kicked off the mural about a month ago but couldn’t finish it because of other competing priorities, among them the Hip-hop Asili Festival. Finally, earlier this week, Bankslave finished the artwork to a great celebration from the neighborhood and the online community. The mural is located at Trench Town in Fort Jesus (Kibera). Earlier this year, Bankslave immortalized AKA, South Africa’s late rapper who was fatally shot and killed […]

Bankslave at Hip-hop Asili Festival: Lady Jaydee’s Mural

Bankslave attended the recently-concluded Hip-hop Asili Festival in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This annual event aims to enhance the diverse cultural art forms by empowering young artists from East Africa to showcase their skills in a manner that celebrates, educates, and inspires both their peers and the wider community. Dubbed “SPRAY & STYLE: THE INTERSECTION OF GRAFFITI AND STREET FASHION”, Bankslave together with Leony (Tanzania), Kalasinga (Tanzania), and Kactus 43 (France) collaborated to create various amazing works of art. The event was followed by an exhibition at the Alliance Française. Bankslave created a portrait painting of Tanzania’s legendary singer, Lady […]