The struggle for a viable business model for media and journalism, in this information-saturated age, continues to be a headache for most media organisations. But a blogger in Kenya found a new way to monetise digital content. Too Early For Birds (TEFB) is a mix of straight-up scripted theatre, narration, poetry, music, and dance that began its life as a blog.
Theatre audiences in Nairobi are treated to a unique theatre performance that continues to offer a glimmer of hope and suggests that with the right combination of creative collaboration and cultivating a faithful audience, stories can jump off the page and into real life – and make money in the process.
The stories on Owaahh.com, written and curated by Morris Kiruga – are mostly of two styles. There are quirky listicles of amazing people in Kenyan and African history you’ve never heard of. The second version is deeply researched, vividly written investigative pieces that relied heavily on reconstructing court records and archival material. Read more