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Nairobi Design Muzes 3: THIRD ‘I’ BLIND | Native Nairobi & Jess White

15th August 2019 @ 17:00 - 00:00



“The main theme will be ‘Self-awareness’, and how being aware of self is being aware of each other, and together forming the collective consciousness that is the Universe, the Great Divine, that which brings the immaterial into being.”

It is based off a poem from the Afro-Rennaissance book titled ‘Third ‘I’ Blind’.


Native is a Nairobi based self taught artist with a background in architecture. Growing up he enjoyed telling stories and was naturally drawn to books on African folktales. His works now draw inspiration from African masks, culture and ancient artifacts, fusing this with influences from the rest of the world.

Together with a collective of various Nairobi based multidisciplinary artists, he started the Afro-Renaissance cultural movement that uses art as a medium to change the African narrative.

The collective held the “Afro-Rennaissance Rebirth” exhibition in the October of 2017 at the British Institute of East Africa, that was a combination of acrylic, mixedmedia and digital paintings.

He followed this with a joint exhibit with conceptual photographer “Steven sogallo” held at the Alliance Francais in the August of 2018 titled “Afro-Renaissance Volume One” that coincided with the launch of a self-published art-book of the same title. The book comprised a series of Artworks and poetry pieces by both Artists.

He now continues to organize exhibitions and Streetart projects under the Afro-Rennaissance banner.



Jess White has spent the last decade via Akum Agency traveling the globe as an independent manager, agent, promoter and creative producer who represents a diverse roster of artists from Australia, New Zealand, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Sudan, Ghana, Mali, Senegal, Cameroon, Brazil and Venezuela, nurturing their respective talents and building their profile.

Jess has also established his brand as a DJ who moves effortlessly between the foundations of afrobeat, afro-jazz, reggae, soul and funk with contemporary cross-cultural dub, electronica, hip-hop, R&B, pop and afrobeats. He also performs under his moniker ‘Iamsiwas’. #EatSwayLove


‘NAIROBI DESIGN MUZES’ is a weekly event, curated by Nairobi Design Week and hosted by MUZE, bringing together artists, musicians and designers within a chilled nightlife experience.

Nairobi Design Week’s limited edition poster prints will also be on sale at the bar for 1000KSh each.

Entrance is FREE.


5pm: Exhibit opens
8:30pm: LIVE ART: Performance (Native Nairobi)
All night: DJ SET: Jess White


Nairobi Design Week is an annual festival that celebrates the Kenyan design community and the impact that creative industries are having on lives and the economy. We provide a free online Design Directory, as well as updates on the latest news, jobs and events in Nairobi and beyond. We connect, curate and create Afrikan design in order to strengthen the industry.

Our mission is to highlight the importance of all design disciplines and their impact on economic, social, cultural and environmental development. By sharing, collaborating and learning together with our community, we are creating business, employment, and education opportunities in design, while bringing Afrikan design to the world.

Muze Club is a new kind of nightlife experience. Bringing together Music, Mixology and creating Memories every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


15th August 2019
17:00 - 00:00
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