Business Daily, Pg: 16 - 17YouTube creates new revenue for musicians and techies

YouTube and other over-the-top (OTT) content online broadcasting channels are creating streams of revenue for musicians and other content providers as well as reducing entry barriers for start-ups.

 In Kenya, Sauti Sol recently received Kshs2.8 million shillings from their “Nishike” video from YouTube viewership after it hit the 1 million viewership mark making it the highest viewed video in 2014.

According to Anthony Njau, a lecturer at Bridge College in Nairobi, YouTube pays $3 (Kshs278) per 100 views for its subscribers while for international views; it earns $1 (Kshs92) per click.

Daily Nation, Pg: 28 Marriage, conflict in focus at drama fete

Doors of Perception, a play presented by Kaaga Girls High School from Meru, provoked memories of last year’s shooting of bus passengers and quarry workers by terrorists. The play sought to portray how rivalry between communities can be addressed through intermarriage. The acts looked at society’s problems and shone light on possible solutions to end the problems. A similar article has been carried by the Standard on pages 34 titled “Call for justice, social responsibility dominates schools drama festival”

The Star, Pg: 26 Splendid showcase of three plays in one night

Casual Bites Café was the venue for the showcasing of three interesting plays in one night by the Theatre Company. The playwrights picked three different issues and explored them to the amusement and understanding of the audience.

The three plays were Miss Brown, Berur and Long Live The Queen. The plays looked at the indignation of top jobs in the country after independence (Miss Brown), the aspect of female genital mutilation (Berur) and the plight of a cook, Olando Otieno, and a farmhand, Crispin Kamau, after the death of Sir Richard Barrow’s favourite and award-winning horse (Long Live The Queen)

The Star, Pg: 26 Artists who saw God with ‘intelligent’ eyes

The Byzantine Empire was the most powerful economic and cultural military force in Europe during the 4th-15th century. Their art was predominantly religious. The artists had to manifest the unique ‘presence’ of God. Artists found the language to represent God in abstract, flat and elongated figures of saints and martyrs. The artists, believing that chaos is an attribute of the sinners, carefully structured and organised their work often using light as a metaphor for divinity.

The X News, Pg: 2 One in every three drugs sold in Kenya fake, study reveals

A new study released Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has revealed that at least 30% of drugs sold in Kenya are fake. The report also indicated that Malaria drugs accounted for the highest percentage.

The report also ranked Kenya as one of the top destination for counterfeit goods in the region. The report indicated that India and China topped the list of countries whose counterfeit goods flooded the Kenyan market. According to Ms. Betty Maina, the CEO of KAM, despite the enactment of the Anti-Counterfeit 2008 Law, the number of illicit goods entering the country is still alarming.

The X News, Pg: 8 When old magazines become decorations…

old magazines can be recycled to make beautiful creations like wall clocks, picture frames, bowls, planters, coasters and mats among other items in the house. All one needs to do is many cut-out magazine pages, super glue, a pair of scissors, thin rolling sticks and a lot of time and patience. To create a piece of decoration, one begins by rolling the pages into a tube. Once the tubes are made, they are flattened then rolled again into a circular mass. Depending on whatever item is on the menu for design, one can create different shapes.