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Horse Racing: The Merchants Purse & the Chili Cup, Aug. 17 2014 @ Ngong RaceCourse Sunday

Horse racing
Welcome back to the opening race day of the Season!

This Sunday the 17th of August 2014 there are seven races including two feature races.

The first race at 12.50pm is “The Chilli Cup” -1200m and will be followed at 1.25pm, by “The Merchants Purse” – 1800m
At 2.00pm “The Mau Forest” – 1200m will run , then “The Mara Handicap” – 1800m at 2.35pm, then “The Sondu Maiden” 1600m at3.10pm

“The Njoro Maiden” – 1200m will run at 3.45pm.
The last race of the day at 4:20pm will be “The Nzoia Handicap” – 1600m

Come and enjoy Family entertainment at the races

August 15, 2014 at 8:03 am Leave a comment

Competition: African Designers for Tomorrow – For a Chance to Participate in Berlin Fashion Week 2015


FA254 is proud to be launching African Designers for Tomorrow in July, the first international platform to give emerging African designers a door to European Market. The competition will shine a spotlight on some of Africa’s brightest young talent at a time when the African luxury goods are becoming increasingly popular and marketable on the world stage.

The winner will have the possibility to present their collection during Berlin Fashion Week 2015. The category winners of the competition will have the opportunity to produce their product with internationally renowned fashion companies.

Young African designers based in Kenya are encouraged to submit a portfolio of their work to FA254′s official website to have the chance to take their work to the next level. The competition features an international jury chaired by Vogue Germany chief editor Christiane Arp.

Apply here

July 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

Call for Artistic Expression: Manjano [Nairobi County Arts Exhibition 2014], Feb. 11 2014 @ GoDown Art Centre


January 22, 2014 at 8:43 am Leave a comment

Masai Mara Marathon, Oct. 5 2013 @ Masai Mara

masai mara marathon

Masai Mara Marathon Website

September 20, 2013 at 10:00 am 1 comment

Rugby: Safaricom Sevens, Sept. 20-22 2013 @ Moi International Sport center

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The 18th edition of the Safaricom Sevens returns from 20-22 September at the Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani. Kenyan rugby fans have the chance to see their Kenya Sevens heroes duel it with a host of other international sides for the Robin Cahill trophy. There is also plenty of fun and entertainment galore at the famous village. You do not want to miss this great festival at what is arguably Africa’s premier sevens rugby event. The tickets will be sold at 18 Safaricom Shops countrywide:

In Nairobi, the tickets will retail at: I&M, Moi Avenue, Kimathi, Sarit, Nakumatt Mega, Westgate, Village Market, BuruBuru, Eastleigh, Bomas Galleria.

Countrywide: Nakuru, Kisumu Mega, Mombasa (Rex and Digo), Nyeri, Thika, Eldoret and Nanyuki. Tickets will also be available at the gates at the stadium.

Tickets for the Upper decks of Kasarani are retailing at Kshs. 200 for Friday matches and for Kshs.500 for each day on Saturday and Sunday. A season ticket for the upper decks is retailing at Kshs.1000.

Seats on the lower decks (nearest to the pitch) are going for Kshs.500 on Friday and Kshs.1,000 for each day on Saturday and Sunday. A season ticket on this section is retailing at Kshs.2,000.

There will be also a – VIP area situated in the middle part of the stadium (between upper and lower decks). Most of this space will be occupied by corporates but there will be some tickets on sale to the public for this space. These will retail at Kshs.1000, Friday and Kshs. 2000 across Saturday and Sunday Season tickets for this section will go for – Kshs. 4000 a piece

And in a bid to ensure fans’ safety and comfort are not compromised, Safaricom will offer free transport for advance ticket holders from KENCOM Kasarani and back to town at regular intervals.

Safaricom Sevens facebook page

Gate Charges
Friday 20 September 2013
Ksh 200 (upper decks)
Ksh 500 (lower decks)
Ksh 1000 (VIP)

Saturday 21 September 2013
Ksh 500 (upper decks)
Ksh 1000 (lower decks)
Ksh 2000 (VIP)

Sunday 22 September 2013
Ksh 500 (upper decks)
Ksh 1000 (lower decks)
Ksh 2000 (VIP)

SEASON TICKETS (Valid 20-22 September)
Ksh 1000 (upper decks)
Ksh 2000 (lower decks)
Ksh 4000 (VIP)

September 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm 4 comments

[ended] 4 tickets to be won for Earthdance Nairobi, Sept. 14 2013 @ Ngong Racecourse


Nairobi Now has 2 pairs of tickets for the Earthdance Nairobi to give away.

To stand a chance to win the tickets “like” Nairobi Now on Facebook and tell us why we need to choose you by leaving a comment to this blog post by Thursday 12 September 2013. Be creative :)

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Date: 14 September, 2013 – 15 September, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 AM
Location: Ngong Racecourse Nairobi
Tickets: 2500/- advance and 3500/- at the door.

Line up will include:

PROFESSOR (SA, LIVE ACT feat DJ Mngane and Character)
Raj el Rey
Electrique DJs
Mikhail Kuzi
DJ Gichboy
Jack Rooster
DJ Drazen
Factory Djs
Dj barney barrow
Dj Donnaccia (Eugenio)
Broken Switch (SA)

for more info: Earthdance Nairobi facebook page

September 10, 2013 at 10:33 am 22 comments

Run: Give the Trees a Run for their Money, Aug. 3 2013 @ Karura Forest

Karura walk, run, plant a tree - be there 3 August 2013

July 25, 2013 at 12:07 am 1 comment

Sotokoto Marathon, Jul. 7 2013 @ Uhuru Gardens, Langata Road


The marathon will have 21km, 10km and 5km family fun run


July 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm 1 comment

Lewa Marathon, Jun. 29 2013 @ Lewa

safaricom -lewa

Lewa Marathon website

June 25, 2013 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment

Pro.gres.sive concert, Jun. 8 2013 @ Kenya National Theater

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The competition below has now ended

Nairobi now has 3 pairs of tickets for the pro.gres.sive concert to give away this week. Keep an eye on this page

To stand a chance to win two tickets answer the following question by leaving a comment to this blog post:

What jazz genres will be played at the concert?

Submit your entry by midnight on Thursday 06 2013

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twitter: @progressiveKE

June 5, 2013 at 5:25 pm 3 comments

Win a pair of tickets for the Pro.gres.sive concert, Jun. 8 2013 @ Kenya National Theater

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Nairobi now has 3 pairs of tickets for the pro.gres.sive concert to give away this week. Keep an eye on this page :)

To stand a chance to win two tickets answer the following question by leaving a comment to this blog post:

Name three string instruments which will be played at the concert

Submit your entry by midnight on Tuesday 04 2013

All participants agree to be subscribed to our weekly newsletter.

twitter: @progressiveKE

June 3, 2013 at 5:24 pm 8 comments

The 1st Mexican Recipe Competition, by Jun. 15 2013 @ the Zapata Mexican Restaurant

The Embassy of Mexico and the Zapata Mexican Restaurant present the first Mexican Recipe Competition in Kenya.

Categories [Mexican dish of your choices in any of the following]
• Drink/cocktail
• Appetizer/starter/soup
• Main dish/vegetarian
• Dessert

Register by June 15, 2013 by emailing your name and contact details to Ingrid at

Date: by July 25, 2013
Venue: Zapata Mexican Restaurant
Time: 7 pm

Download Zapata Food Competition poster [pdf]

May 27, 2013 at 11:07 am 1 comment

Competition: Salsa Club, Every last Wednesday of the Month @ Brew Bistro & Lounge

salsa club
Brew Bistro & Lounge are launching a “Salsa Club” every last Wednesday of the month.

Competitors will battle it out for the grand prize of a Brew Bistro and Lounge Dinner voucher.

There will be a Mojito bar, Swing Salsa Band live performance and a panel of judges led by Magic Mike professional Salsa instructor.

May 3, 2013 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

Call for Submissions: Manjano – Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition 2013 – until Mar 15 2013

A call for artistic expressions: painting, sculpture and mixed media, for the annual Manjano Exhibition.  Work should aim to present creative expression that explores the human interests aspect of the city of Nairobi – Nairobians in their diverse settings, neighborhoods and lifestyles, at work, at play, etc.

1.      A maximum of 2 pieces of work may submitted for selection in the Manjano Exhibition

2.      The works should have been executed within the course of last year (i.e. since January 2012 and not any earlier).

3.      Works may be submitted under any of the following 2 categories: Student or Practicing Artist.

4.      Selected works will hang in the Manjano Exhibition and shall be judged. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top 3 positions in each category.

5.      Deadline for submission of works is March 15 2013. Works should be submitted at the GoDown Arts Centre, Dunga Rd, next to Giro Bank.


Please note that work that has been previously submitted to other editions will not be accepted

Manjano is organized under the auspices of the GoDown Arts Centre. For further enquiries contact:

Manjano Committee c/o Lima Mbai 555227, 555770


January 25, 2013 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

Sanaa Bora Art Competition, until Jan 31 2013


December 14, 2012 at 3:26 pm 5 comments

Kalasha Film & Television Awards, Dec. 8 2012 @ KICC


December 5, 2012 at 10:23 am Leave a comment

Win 2 tickets for Mario Biondi’s Concert, Dec. 4 2012 @ Carnivore

Leave a comment to this blog post saying why you deserve to win by Friday 30 November and we will award two comments.
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when: Dec. 4 2012 from 9 p.m.
where: Carnivore restaurant, Langata road

tickets: 2000 kshs at the door, 1500 kshs advanced tickets (call the Italian Institute of Culture tel. 4451266)

Matio Biondi official website

a few songs…
Mario Biondi – This Is What You Are
Mario Biondi – A Handful Of Soul

November 27, 2012 at 6:12 pm 13 comments

Tandawazi Festival 2012, Dec. 1 2012 @ Pride Inn Hotel

TANDAWAZI 2012 Festival of Dance, Music & Martial Arts is on at Pride Inn Hotel on Saturday 1st, December 2012.
This is Kenya’s most Unique Showcase of Movement Art & Music.

Get your name on the guest list by calling Brian on 0721 986 873 or Geeta on 0722 713 299

November 19, 2012 at 5:58 pm Leave a comment

International Photo Competition by Alliance Française Foundation, Until Jan. 11 2013

The Alliance Française Foundation invites entries from amateur photographers for the 3rd edition of the International Photo Competition.

This year’s theme is ‘Trades of the World’. The objective is to beautifully capture men and women going about their daily lives, engaged in the variety of extraordinary trades to be found around the world.

You have until 11th January 2013 (midnight) to send in your photographs with a chance of winning a trip to Paris, exhibiting your work in a Parisian gallery and having your photographs published in specialized Arts and Photography publications.

For more information visit:

November 5, 2012 at 10:41 am Leave a comment

Apply for the National Youth Orchestra of Kenya – deadline Nov 5 2012

The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya invites new applications from young musicians aged 14 to 23 who can demonstrate commitment to music and leadership potential. Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday 5th November 2012. Selected Applicants may be called to audition at Braeburn Theatre in Nairobi on 10th or 11th November 2012 and may be admitted to KNYO on a trial basis in the next training course (11th to 16th December 2012). Previous applicants are allowed to re-apply if they had previously applied and auditioned before December 2011. You can download the application form directly from Nairobi Now: KNYO_APPLICATION FORM_Nov_2012_Edition

Alternatively you can apply using the online form using this online form

For more information: email / (Tel +254 20 2726691, +254 722 859527) .

November 2, 2012 at 11:32 am 2 comments

Kisima Music Awards Gala, Nov. 2 2012 @ KICC

Kisima Awards website

October 23, 2012 at 9:56 am 6 comments

Call For Short Films Submissions For Mathare Youth Film Festival

The Mathare Youth Film Festival is the first of its kind in Kenya. MYFF is a youth film competition, but apart from the daily screenings, MYFF will also be a  five day workshop, where youth from the Nairobi slums will be taught the essentials of filmmaking.

A key idea in MYFF is to screen films about slum/underdeveloped areas around the globe – from Indian slum suburbs and Mongolian ger camps to Brazilian Favelas and South African townships. The diversity and similarities of the films will shed some light on what life is like being young and living in a slum or underdeveloped area in 2012. The vision is to paint a more updated and less bleak picture of the lives of young people coping, enjoying and living in the slums of the world. For more information:

This is a call for submissions of films shot around or in a slum across the world. Feel free to get in touch with Andreas Juul Johansen: andreasjuuljohansen [at] for more information.

September 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm 1 comment

[Competition Ended] Win a pair of Tickets for #SamosaFestival Finale [Sidi Ngoma-India Vs Slum Drummers-Kenya Vs Dagga Tihli], Sept. 29 2012 @ KICC

We have 3 pairs of tickets to give away for the Samosa Festival Grand Finale on Saturday September 29th at KICC – from 5pm [gates open].

Each ticket is valued at Kshs 1,500 and selected winners will get two tickets.

To grab a pair of these tickets which will give you access to watch Sidi Ngoma [India] battle it up with our very own Slum Drummers [Kenya] leave a comment telling us what SAMOSA Festival has been to you [if you have attended]and how you came to hear about it.

If you have NOT attended this festival worry NOT, just convince us why we should give you a pair and if we like the your reason we shall gladly oblige.

Submit your entry by 5pm on Friday September 28 – good luck!

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Find full information on this grand finale here

September 28, 2012 at 1:27 pm 9 comments

[Competition Ended] We have 3 pairs of Tickets for Concert in the Forest, Sept. 27 2012 @ Karura Forest

We have 3 pairs of tickets to give away for the Concert in the Forest on Thursday September 27th at Karura Forest – at 8pm, as part of the ongoing Samosa Festival.

Each ticket is valued at Kshs 1,500. To win a pair, leave a comment below this blog telling us why we should give you the tickets. PS: We have a thing for humour [heads up]

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Submit your entry by 2pm on Thursday September 27 – good luck!

September 26, 2012 at 11:27 am 10 comments

[Competition ended] Win Free Tickets for Hadithi: The Art of Storytelling in Slam Poetry, Sept. 26 2012 @ National Theatre Courtyard

Hadithi session. Source: Samosa website

We have 4 pairs of tickets to give away for the Hadithi [Art of Storytelling in Slam Poetry] on Wednesday September 26th at the National Theatre – at 8pm, as part of the ongoing Samosa Festival.

Each winner will get two tickets. Who would like to go for some Slam?

Just leave your name and email and we will award the two funniest comments. All participants agree to be subscribed to our weekly newsletter.

Submit your entry by 1pm on Tuesday September 25 – good luck!

September 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm 7 comments

[competition ended] Win tickets for Sidi Goma’s concert, Sep 24 2012 @ National Museum / Samosa Festival

We have 2 pairs of tickets to give away for the invite-only second Sidi Goma’s exciting concert on Monday September 24th at Nairobi National Museum – at 8pm, as part of the ongoing Samosa Festival.
Each winner will get two tickets. Who would like to go?

Just leave your name and email and we will award the two funniest comments. All participants agree to be subscribed to our weekly newsletter.

Submit your entry by 1pm  12 noon on Monday September 24 – good luck!

September 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm 4 comments

[Ended] Competition: Win Tickets for Family Fun Day, Aug 19 2012 @ Windsor Hotel & Country Club

The event organisers have given Nairobi Now 10 tickets for kids 4-12 to give away for this event.

These tickets, otherwise priced at 500ksh per ticket, grant kids ages 4-12 get ALL DAY access to the Kids only area. In this area there will be jumping castles, trampolines, face painting, magic shows, a live Cinderella and Spiderman, well as creative play activities such as painting, drawing, toys, hula hoops, obstacles etc. Ticket also includes free ice cream and popcorn.

To win a ticket, leave a comment to this blog post by Wednesday August 15th. Nairobi Now will randomly select 10 people for the free ticket, which will then be available at the venue. Participants in this competition will be automatically subscribed to the Nairobi Now weekly newsletter.

Adults and teens get in free at the event. We also have adult and teen activities that are pay are you play but there is no entry fee for adults and teens. It is up to them to choose what activities they want to participate in. There will also be free activities for toddlers age 0 to 3.

August 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm 15 comments

Stand a chance to win a month of free yoga @ Bikram Yoga Nairobi

Kenya’s first Bikram Yoga studio is coming to Nairobi! Opening Soon!, 2nd Floor, Lavington Green Shopping Centre, Nairobi.

Bikram Yoga is a 90 minute series of 26 Hatha yoga postures and two breathing exercises, carried out in a room heated to 40 degrees celcius and 40 percent humidity. The combined heat and humidity increase muscle flexibility and can help to prevent injuries. Bikram Yoga is also very detoxifying, releasing large numbers of toxins through the breath and through the skin by sweating.

Because of the combination of the heat and the sequence of postures, the practise is very intense, and has dramatic and immediate results. This yoga is highly addictive. Hundreds of thousands of normal people around the world have been cured of physical ailments, anxiety and stress, and have dropped several dress sizes in the process.

Bikram Yoga Nairobi is offering members a beautiful studio with a state of the art heated yoga room, large changing rooms and showers, free unlimited purified drinking water, a juice and smoothie bar, and yoga clothing boutique.

for more info

Stand a chance to win a month of free yoga at Bikram Yoga Nairobi worth Kes16,000 by answering the following question by Friday 20 2012:

Why do you need Bikram Yoga Nairobi in your life?

Leave a comment to this post in our facebook page

July 16, 2012 at 10:15 am 10 comments

African Dance Party, Jul. 5 2012 @ Club Sylk

Date: July 5, 2012
Venue: Club Sylk, Kimathi Street [Opp. Kosewe]
Time: 7pm
Entry: Free

For more information check the 1 fm twitter feed @onefmke

July 3, 2012 at 10:48 am Leave a comment

Diani Summer Festival, Jun. 27 – July 4 2012 @ Kim4Love, Diani

for more information contact:
Forty Thieves Beach Bar- Diani, cell: 0720 843585 /040 3202033
0716 430624/3, 0728 472062, 0734 759398, 020 2353745

June 18, 2012 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

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