5 Underrated Kenyan blogs worth your every minute

Have there been times you wished you never clicked a blog post link? At first, you had such high hopes when your friend sent you the link on WhatsApp, especially with that catchy headline. Only to find grammatical errors that would make your English teacher blush in embarrassment. And a plot so messy you wouldn’t buy into it even if a renowned real estate consultant recommended it.

Wouldn’t it be easier if you knew the right Kenyan blogs to read right off the bat? So that you didn’t have to waste your precious time and bundles on stale content – resources you could have spent on Instagram instead. Or your favourite social media platform for that matter.

With so many blogs online nowadays, it is becoming even more difficult to find the good ones. That’s because most of them say the same thing in the same way, without a single hint of uniqueness. I mean, we’ve seen enough of ‘love and light’, haven’t we?

Being an avid reader of Kenyan blogs, I have discovered my fair share of the good as well as the bad. But I’m only here to share the good. I’m sure you’ve already had enough of the bad.

Since you cannot read all the blogs on the internet, here are five underrated Kenyan blogs that are worth checking out.

1. Craving Yellow

 

craving yellow kenyan hair blog

If you are a naturalista, then you have probably heard of this colourful blog. I first bumped into it in 2016 but didn’t pay much attention. Now that I’m finally serious with my not so curly hair, Craving Yellow is my go-to hair blog.

The natural sista behind it is Kenyan content creator Tabitha. She’s constantly craving yellow which, to her, represents love and sunshine. Maybe that’s why she recently moved back home from Melbourne Australia and is leading the natural hair movement in town.

Not only does Tabitha blog (and vlog) about how to grow and maintain long fabulous African hair like hers, but also about the challenging life as a 20-something-year-old adult. We can totally relate girl.

But the best part of her blog is her conversational tone. She writes in a way that makes you feel as if you’re online friends. Her blog posts tend to read more like letters, addressed to you and only you.

It simply cannot get any more personal than that.

2. Chanyado

 

chanyado kenyan creative writing blog

The Gujarati word for shade is the name of this underrated Kenyan creative blog. This online space is where Aleya Kassam finds rest from the sun and the world. The real reason I follow her blog is the way she plays with the Queen’s language. To tell you the truth, it is completely astounding.

Aleya usually narrates her unique stories as a Kenyan of Indian heritage while effortlessly showing off her incredible talent. Every time I read her work, I keep on falling in love with her words. And they always keep me coming back for more. 

My editor is a huge fan too, and he’s not so easy to please.

I only wish Aleya posted more often than she does. But even though she is inconsistent in blogging, I am always excited when I see a new post notification pop up in my inbox. That’s because I know I’m always in for a good treat. 

3. JustJoyKendi

joy kendi kenyan lifestyle blog

Ooh boy… I must have been too occupied with other Kenyan fashion bloggers not to notice Joy, until a few months ago. But mahn, this girl is killing it!

For one, she has a fun edgy style that few people can match. She’s notorious for sharing tips about makeup, travelling, eating healthy and even tying headscarves like a pro. Basically, she’s your lifestyle girl and that’s why many people love her.

You need to see her exquisite photos which she posts on Instagram. They really make it hard not to drool guys. And please let’s not even get into her YouTube videos. They crack me up with laughter every time I watch them. 

Okay, I’m done now. Fangirl moment officially over. For now.

4. Kisauti

kisauti kenyan creative writing blog

This is the newest blog in this underrated list. Kisauti is owned by Kenyan writer and Twitter bigwig called WaKimuyu (he hates being called a bigwig, hehe).

He quit his uninspiring 9 to 5 job to follow his passion, and it seems to be paying off quite well. He clearly has a knack for telling stories as witnessed at his new e-crib. And a free e-book under his name as well.

He writes about different subjects through his fictional short stories. But I especially enjoy his raw stories about being a young Kenyan bachelor. Kinda like him.

Yup, he’s single ladies. Better look for him now before he becomes as popular as Jackson Biko.

5. WendiArtIT

wendi art it kenyan blog

Allow me to start with the name of this artsy blog. It is run by a young Kenyan lady called Wendi. And she is at it while combining her two passions – art and IT. Get it?

Award for the most creative blog name should go to her, methinks.

I don’t know many people who do what she does, and that is showcase eye-catching art from Kenya and the world. As a visual artist and digital marketer, she shows us new trends in art, game development and digital marketing. She also loves to highlight other creatives who inspire her.

This creative Kenyan blog comes with cool animations and videos that make posts even more entertaining. If you are an art lover, this one is definitely for you

 

So that’s it. These five underrated Kenyan blogs truly deserve your attention, and will not waste your precious time or data bundles.

And if there’s one thing I’ve learned from them, it’s that you don’t have to be a creative writer like Biko to run a successful blog. Just be great at what you do – whether it’s fashion, art, or even sports. And ultimately, you will stand out from the crowded blogosphere.

I’m tempted to end this post with “thanks for reading”. But that’s a bit overdone, don’t you think?


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