My mom always bought old design magazines when I was young and I would go through them just looking at the beautiful spaces and wondering when I could do that, decor a room or house so I developed my taste from that.
NAIROBI, Kenya, February 05, 2020/-- Brenda Mo. Angwenyi joins us today to discuss interior spaces, the Kenyan blogging scene, content creation and more.
Here we go...
[Question 1] Welcome to Kikao; Who is Brenda Angwenyi?
Brenda is a lover of cool interior spaces; colourful, bright, and clean cut design. A lover of data. A daughter and friend.
[Question 2] You have been blogging for a considerable time. Share with us your perspective on the Kenyan blogging scene.
The blogging scene keeps changing in leaps and bounds. Been blogging from 2015 and 5 years down the line the scene is different from when I started with more bloggers, more content, various avenues to place content on, and pays more definitely.
[Question 3] Many Kenyans are getting to understand the value of good interior spaces. What is you ideal African-inspired space?
A dream space to me is big windows for natural light, we live in a country that enjoys good weather throughout the year so yes big windows, natural light. Plants indoors but don't over do it. Know how many plants are just the right balance. Clean cut design. Reds, browns, black, blues are my preferred colors.
[Question 4] You have had an opportunity to review interesting spaces. Which is that “One” you would give a second go?
I love Dusit D2. The work they've done on it is amazing and the idea behind it - boutique hotel - is exquisite. The color choice stands out, the way they anticipated every need their clients would want in terms of visual sense. Their furniture choice also superb. Service is top notch.
[Question 5] Alfresco cafes are becoming a mainstay in the country. Why?
We spend alot of time indoors to be quite honest. Our homes, the office, traffic, banking halls and we hardly get time to spend time with nature. Alfresco cafe are great way to enjoy a meal while enjoying nature and relax as nature has a calming effect.
[Question 6] Kenya is ripe for content creation. As a creator indulge us.
Content creation or blogging has turned out as a great way to learn about things from peers or people who you trust because their life view is your life view. We are growing especially in terms of podcasts happening right now and that's a good thing. We need more people to sponsor podcasts/ content creators and hence allow young people to earn from this line of work. More people could make a good living from content creation if we had a conducive environment supported by government and private sector.
[Question 7] Friends and Family. How do these influence you and your work?
My mom always bought old design magazines when I was young and I would go through them just looking at the beautiful spaces and wondering when I could do that, decor a room or house so I developed my taste from that. Friends are always supporting my blogging. I kept talking about interior design while in my last year of uni until one of my friends was like, hey start a blog about it. No ones doing it. And that's how Frankie and Bren started.
The written interview was compiled by Phineahs Munene – Co-founder of Wazo Moja for Brenda Angwenyi – of Frankie & Bren
Distributed by Wazo Moja on behalf of Frankie & Bren
Frankie & Bren