You’re just back from East and South Africa: Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nairobi… That sounds much more inspiring to me than touring Europe, especially in January...
Africa is very exciting to me, I cannot deny that. It’s also quite warmer than Europe or the US in January so you don’t need to twist my arm to convince me to go!
Could you share one highlight for each city, so we go globetrotting with you? Let's start with Nairobi.
The venue where we held our Everyday People event is called The Alchemist and it is a one of a kind creative hub for nightlife, food and fashion in the heart of Nairobi. Its features include a booming sound system, some delicious street food, Kenyan designer shopping, an open-air cinema, a cafe, and a pretty solid wifi--gotta have wifi! The venue is outdoor yet covered by a big structure so rain is not an issue, it's perfect for an afternoon chill hang, a late-night dance vibe or anything in between.
Anytime I’m in Jozi you will most likely find me in The Maboneng district, one of my favorite parts of the city. It’s a very trendy cultural hub which reminds me of parts of Brooklyn and Downtown Manhattan, with all its galleries, cafes, bars etc. but it retains a very distinct South African flavor: the Sunday “Market on Main” is filled with African Crafts, South African clothing, collectables and some antiques too. I even have a favorite street vocalist who literally brings pedestrian and automotive traffic to a halt when she starts singing acapella. Everyone knows her there. She has the voice of an angel.