Mombasa city was in luck this time. Extra heat than the usual as BLAZE #BYOBMombasa was visiting. As per the usual, long queues and longing blazers set Mombasa Sports club a-BLAZE.


Hosted by BLAZ-ers beloved duo MCs Mwalimu Rachael and Timmy T-dat, #BYOBMombasa was the order of the day on 25, Saturday. Mentorship ruled the sports club with the different pods at the venue coming in handy for the youth. It was all about lending a listening ear and receiving useful insights and tips on how to ‘get there’ by yourself in whatever field you may be in.BLAZE-rs came to learn how to turn their passion into a business.

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The mentors were: Patrica Kihoro- creative arts, Joy Kendi and Nick Ondu- fashion, Tosh Gitonga and Enos Olik- film and photography, JBlessing and Eric Musyoka- music and Caleb Karuga- Agriculture.

Comedian Njugush shared some of his success recipes and advised BAZE-rs to step up and reach for their goals and ambitions. He truly is an inspiration to the comedy industry. Other motivating tips came from Brian Wanyama of Matatu Culture and film director Abel Mutua. We also heard it from former Be Your Own Boss reality show, Valentine Nekesa, Safe Joe and David Kimani who gave testimonials of their greatness that required internal toughness. Literally, G.R.I.T.

As tradition would have it, no summit would be lit without there being the #BLAZESHAKE jam dance and winner to walk away with some credit for attempting to SHAKE a long.

While Dj Joe Mfalme took his pleasure by treating us to a jump-all-day session with the best of hits, buying food at the summit was made easier through M-PESA 1 tap. It was as easy as spotting your favourite meal, tapping your wristband, card or phone sticker, entering your pin and it’s done! #BYOBMombasa also got BLAZE-rs trying out how to hover board among many other fun activities.

Some Mombasa BLAZE-rs did not turn up empty handed. They came to blaze the dome up with their artistic paintings of Nyashinski and King Kaka.

All work and no play would surely not sound like a good idea. Timmy Tdat’s never-dying energy got the crowd singing back to ‘ndulu’. Reigning from Mombasa, a new BYOB act, Otile Brown lit the stage up with his ‘Niseme Nawe’ jam. He clearly got the crowd’s attention. Rabbit a.k.a King Kaka brought the house down as he got his fans rapping along to his tunes. We also could not help but sing along to Papa Jones a.k.a Khaligraph Jones’ mad tunes. He seems to have a way with the crowd. Another electric performance was that of Nyashinski which seem to be one to never forget. What a summit that was!