Abu Sense possesses an admirable skill, he writes on self discovery while constantly challenging pre-conceived notions of the unaccommodating, sometimes hostile, society he finds himself in. In every written piece, Abu seeks to spread hope, self evaluation and love for self. All in effort to inspire his readers to do the same and become … More “Competition is Vital For Progression.” Abu Sense’s Two Cents on Art & Performing.
Ink Overflow: When did you decide to become a poet? Shikkey: Around 2014, it was at a point in my life i wanted to break out of my cocoon and i wanted to do it through poetry. IO: What is the most important part of performing for you? S: Being one with my art and … More “It’s okay to be different.” A Conversation With Shikkiey on Poetry & What Inspires Her.
Ink Overflow: When did you decide to become an entertainer? Trabolee: It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment in time because I believe at a certain level, the core essence of life is that we are here to entertain and be entertained regardless of how serious we think this whole experience ought to be. … More A Chat With Trabolee on Toxic Masculinity, Hip-Hop & Writing.
A chat with the talented Zeshari Jean. … More “Music Is My Diary” With Zeshari Jean
MiCE The Band performs at Ink Overflow’s Art and Poetry: Beauty. Ink Overflow: When did you decide to become a band? MiCE Band: June 2015 – that should make us just about to clock two years. IO: How did you find music and each other? MB: We met at different points as artist and we … More ‘Beautiful Things Are The Simplest Pleasures’ MiCE The Band On Beauty
Shingai’s self-summary: I tell stories but I also write other articles as a freelancer *for money, because the hustling college life fam.* I have been interviewed on a local station on colorism. Ask me about the topic and I will go into a two minute rant about the stupidity of colorism being acquitted to … More Feminisim & Faith With Shingai
written by Shingai N. Kangunda “So go on, dream big and let those dreams scare you. Let them seem unattainable and let people tell you they’re impossible. Then chase those same dreams till they become your reality And everyone you knew tells you they always had faith in you. Because a life lived in the pursuit … More Understanding An Artist’s Purpose With Ivan Irakoze
An Ink Overflow alumni performer, Glady Mwende is a performing spoken word artist based in Nairobi. She began her poetry career at 18-years-old, her debut performance was at Poetry At The Park. Her poetry projects include working on the WTF series by Creative’s Garage, participating in festivals such as Sondeka festival, Storymoja festival, and events such … More ‘Stay In Love With Your Art’ A Chat With Poet Glady Mwende
Second-hand love hurt … More 6 Thoughts That Go Through The Mind Of A Single Poet Performing on V-day
It’s like heartbreak but not. … More The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Healing When Your Art Is Stolen