Despite the early Christmas decorations, hymns and carols, November in Nairobi is definitely going to warm your heart this year.

With help from the capital’s gorgeous restaurants, roaring fireplaces, music and the city’s cultured face in arts as we approach the festive season, Nairobi provides the perfect backdrop for an intimate holiday. Hip! Hip!

We cultured Nairobians at wgNetworks have put together this November 2016 cultural guide that will seriously impress you…

November in 5

wgNetworks PHOTOS: Irie Vibes Only! The Wailing Souls Jet into Nairobi

Night Dancers, The Wailing Souls, Josephine Kabura, Sauti Sol and #5at5.

What is the city sound?

 

Mungu Pekee by Nyashinski.

Memorable line: “ Kaa n’taona kesho nipe nguvu na uwezo wa kijana na akili ya mzee.”

Street Look

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The Bomber jacket is rocking the streets. “I particularly love this bomber jacket designed by the folks over at SWITCH (switchltd.net).  SWITCH is a brand with local roots, international manufacturing and global appeal.” The Dapper Brother.

The Food

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The Sarova Stanley will be hosting the Italian Food Festival from November 13th to November 19th. #TheSarovaExperience.

Art Gold

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Event: KUONA RELOADED

Venue: Kuona Trust

Opening Date: 5th November 2016

Time: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Event Dates: 6th – 12th November

Kuona Trust artists cordially invite you to join them for their Open Day – KUONA RELOADED –  this Saturday, 5th November 2016, between 10:00am – 9:00pm.

New Swanky Joint

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Not a swanky joint really but this Friday, The Space Lounge & Grill turn one and they are throwing down a bash to remember!

Comedian of The Month

 

Ever wanted to be Akothee, President Magufuli or even Honourable Raila Odinga? Then catch Eric Omondi’s webisodes on How To Be whoever!

Instagrammer of the Month

 

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Foodies you are in for a delight with @FingerlicksCatering. An exotic experience of finger licking dishes.

New Act of The Month

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Layonn White! With a Swiss father and a Kenyan-Ugandan mother, he was rocked by music and immersed in the art world from a young age. Now working on releasing a Sauti Sol Kuliko Jana kizomba remix, Layonn is one act you need to watch out for.

 

Five to Follow

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Fauzia’s Kitchen Fun

Leo Tunapika?

Mamake Bobo

Sheena’s Kitchen

Pika Chakula

Photo of the Month

wgNetworks PHOTOS: Night Dancers Through the Lens of Joose Digital

Night Dancers Halloween Party / Joose Digital / Jude Clark

Top of the playlist

 

Today we do not feature a DJ but a special girls band. The band is called Band BeCa. This is their debut single. The band consists of two vocally blessed songstresses known as Becky Sangolo and Carol Kamweru who used their first two letters of their names to coin the name BeCa.

Film of the Month

 

The Yard: The yard gives us a glimpse into both the bourgeois and grimy aspects of one of the greatest African cities in thrilling mélange of music, betrayal, love and the pursuit of power that boils down to one simple question: Just how far are you willing to go for your passion?

Event Pick

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Hand Me Down

When? November 5th

Where? The Safariom Michael Joseph Centre.

From? 7pm

Charges? From Kshs 800, Gate Kshs1200

Tickets? Via Mpesa Buy Goods and Services 768218

What’s happening?

Prisca Ojwang’ transports you to an auditory and visual wonderland backed by guitar maverick Newman Owor and overall bomb creative Gathoni Mutua. 

Special performances by seasoned artists Miss Kuria, Trina Mungai and Tetu Shani.

Our sponsors Bran n Berry have got your munchies covered! With each ticket you buy, you get access to their sumptuous cake samples.

Book of The Month

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Oduor Jagero burst onto the Kenyan literary scene in 2014 with his self-published debut novel True Citizen. The new book Ghosts of 1894 centres on the genocide that happened 1994 as close to a million Rwandans were killed by their fellow countrymen.

Matatu of The Month

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Purple Lamborghini

Route: Pipeline.

Enjoy and indulge this November! See you next month for the next guide.