Afri-love Fest

Afri-love Fest

A celebration of creativity

Lulu Kitololo Studio presents Afri-love Fest: a one-day celebration of creativity, on Sunday 18th November.

The event will feature a market as well as creative workshops, talks and other experiences, all taking place at the beautiful Ikigai Westlands – a perfect setting for housing all the creations, inspiration and new connections we’re bringing together.

Directions to Ikigai



Get stuck in!

We’re really excited about our visitors “getting their hands dirty” by trying a new craft and learning something new.

You can look forward to the following:

10.30am-11.30am: Self-care circle: free your creativity, with Amélie Muthundo 

Do you feel stuck and have low energy at times? Do you feel you could use some more creativity in all areas of your life? Do you want to find your own solutions to your problems? Amélie invites you to a beautiful and transformative self-care workshop. With visualization, meditation and coaching, you will look at what is blocking your creative self. She will support you to find your own solutions to free your creativity. Creativity is a great resource for our souls. When we access it, we can self-express, we can fill our cup with self-love and gratitude and we can live in the power of our true self.  You will get practical meditation and self-care tools you can use after the workshop. We want you to feel energized and ready to free your creativity for a lifetime.

10.30am-11.30am: Creatively simple natural hair and wellness routines for your family, with Tricia’s Naturals

This workshop will help participants learn how to care holistically for  their entire family’s hair. This also involves teaching them how to eat and live healthily because skin and hair is a reflection of our overall wellness. Step by step routines will be provided for adults and kids’ hair care including small babies. Hands-on-demos, hairtyping, choosing the right products, general Q & As will be a few of the subjects on discussion. They will also leave armed with practical hair growth nutrition and wellness tips they can use immediately.
FREE  |  6 slots left 

12noon-1pm: DIY face masks with Selenkei Naturals 

Join Selenkei for a DIY Face Mask Workshop to get glowing skin. You’ll learn what natural clay, treatments, and moisturizers are best for your skin type, plus you’ll learn how to whip up nourishing facial masks that you can easily recreate at home.
KES 550  |  15 places left 

12noon-1pm: Hand-lettering Basics with Nzilani of Kulula

A basic class for handwritten type enthusiasts and people looking to create some type art for fun. Nzilani will take you through the basics of hand-lettering: how to get started, sketching, drawing and inking. You will turn your favourite quote, name or word into a fun piece of hand-lettered art.

1.30pm-2.30pm: Journaling time: how to make a smash book, with Martina of Riko Love Crafts 

You will create a journal to keep your memories, photos and memorabilia. Starting with how to bind a journal, you’ll personalise the pages using different paper, colours and assorted materials. Feel free to bring your photos and memorabilia.
KES 660  |  23 places left  

11.30am,1.30pm, 3.30pm: Furniture-making, with Love Artisan 

In this workshop, participants will have a chance to work on chair frames to prepare them for upholstery. Learn first hand the work that goes into making artisan furniture in this hands on workshop.

1.30pm-2.30pm: Pom Pom Party, with Provisions 

Everyone loves pom poms. We will show you some of the many way you can incorporate these in your holiday decor and gift ideas, all using 100% natural Kenyan wool!
KES 220 | 10 places left 

3pm-4pm: Kali Media presents: the Money Matt(hers) series (DESIGN)

Do you ever see a woman you admire and wonder, “her job is cool but…how does she actually make money?” That’s the question we plan to answer in this panel with designers. We will sit down with badass Kenyan sisters who will keep it honest about how they have been there, done that and brought in the dough while doing something they love!

11.30am-12noon, 1pm-1.30pm, 4pm-4.30pm: Portrait studio by professional photographer, Joe Were 

Various sessions throughout the day.

Soulful Branding speed clinics, with Lulu Kitololo 

Lulu believes that your branding should make your heart sing! These Free 15-minute sessions are a spin-off of the Soulful Branding course and are an opportunity to get something reviewed, ask questions, get advice.

3pm-4pm: Rhythm and Spoken, hosted by Naliaka

Poet and Writer Naliaka will be hosting and performing Rhythm and Spoken, an open mic poetry and music jam at the first ever Afri Love fest. Feel like sharing your poetry or music sign up before 3pm and let’s jam!

4.30pm-5.30pm: The Nairobi Soapbox  Club Night

The Nairobi SoapBox Mini-Workshop is a fun and interactive workshop for leaders, influencers and founders looking for opportunities to practise public speaking in a non-judgemental environment. Using experiential learning techniques, impromptu speeches and silly topics, we will get bums OFF seats, onto the stage and speaking in front of an audience. Join us for guaranteed laughs, and speak more confidently, with authenticity and ease.

All day: Jazz up your clothes – bring them to the Alteration Station, by tailor Irene Atalala
  • Shop!

    Afri-love Fest Vendors

    • Afrofanatic
      We sell a range of pre-tied head wraps both kitenge and custom hand dyed. We also have other accessories such as batik fleece lined neck wraps, bags, and a selection of apparel.
    • Amélie, Intuitive Life Coach Do you feel stuck and have low energy at times? Do you feel you could use some more creativity in all areas of your life? Amélie invites you for a beautiful and transformative self-care session where you will get practical meditation and self-care tools.
    • Blackfly
      African, modern, eclectic designs for the free-spirited, open for mixing things up. Blackfly makes beautiful things out of discarded scrap – all products are wholly or in part made from recycled material.
    • Chillimango
      ChilliMango is an afro-urban streetwear brand inspired by everyday Africa – the mix and clash of traditional African and modern design, African music, Oriental culture, Patterns, old Photography, Pop culture and much more.
    • Cindimini
      Aesthetically appealing minimalist jewelry that speaks of the designer’s passion for clean lines, understated elegance and her joy in creating from the heart.
    • CocoLili
      Women’s clothing, menswear, kids wear, shoes and handbags. CocoLili seeks to narrate the African story through its bold, vibrant and colorful prints which are individually customized for the brand. The prints are based on African themes and motifs and are symbolic of our African heritage and add an element of ethnic pride.
    • Fatsos Swahili Food-Serving the true taste of Kenyan Coastal Swahili food.
    • Gora Studio
      Trendy, stylish and classy bags with a unique structure, made out of eco-friendly materials (hessian & cotton) to give you that exuberant look that leaves a statement everywhere you go.
    • Ichyulu
      Ichyulu’s focus is to provide a curated retail experience for those who seek unique pieces to match their individual style. Part of their ethos is to celebrate the diversity of African fashion through showcasing the use of local materials, custom prints and craftsmanship.
    • Ikwetta
      Leather bags and sandals handcrafted with love in Kenya, by artisans who are excited to put Kenya on the international fashion scene.
    • Joyce Grace
      Macramé plant hangers, macramé wall hangings, upcycled knit and canvas bags and waterproof kitenge bags.
    • Khalayi
      Khalayi means ‘small and beautiful’; they specialize in personalised blankies handmade just for you and your loves! One-of-a-kind and great for kids and adults, made from locally sourced materials – memorable gifts that will be cherished forever.
    • Kulula
      Kulula is a Kenyan illustrated stationery and gifts brand. They sell greeting cards, notebooks, colouring books/cards, calendars, prints and custom artworks.
    • Leo and Coco
      Intricately crafted handmade jewellery inspired by Africa, made in Kenya.
    • Love Artisan
      Contemporary African furniture and soft furnishings, artisan-made showcasing African textiles.
    • Lulu Kitololo Studio
      Vibrant stationery and lifestyle goods, inspired by Africa and hand-drawn by Lulu Kitololo.
    • Maua Jua Crowns– We do custom hand-crafted flower crowns.
    • Pino Nord
    • Pino Nord Design is a homeware, interior and lifestyle brand, based in Nairobi, Kenya. All our materials are sourced locally and our collections are 100% made in Kenya, from the raw material to the finished
    • Peperuka– Home decor and Apparel
    • Provisions
      Provisions was founded by sisters Nancy and Susie Kinyanjui, who share a passion for natural and useful finds. Artisan products sourced locally – with a focus on family and building community, Provisions believes that the best products are home-grown.
    • Riko Love Crafts-Handmade paper crafts from stationery to seasonal cards, everything handmade with love.
    • Rozana Beauty
      Rozana beauty offers natural skincare products made from a recipe as old as time, steeped in the traditions of the Pemba women who believe that beauty comes from naturally clean healthy skin.
    • Sandstorm Kenya 
      “MADE IN NAIROBI” Sandstorm bags have been made in Nairobi since 2002, inspired by the city, using the same skills & materials as the Safari tents that first made our name. Today Sandstorm uses the same skills and materials to build beautiful, unique leather and canvas bags at their workshop in Karen, just outside Nairobi.
    • Seedling Kenya
      Sustainable design products, design with nature, handmade goods, interior and lifestyle.
    • Selenkei Naturals
      Selenkei makes dessert for skin. Luscious body butters and oils that will have you smelling and feeling
    • Shika Boutique
      Functional handmade bags and home accessories in African prints.
    • Terra Cold Pressed
      100% natural cold pressed juice extracted from various fruits and vegetables. Featuring flavours which
      include: Mean Green, Breezy Green, Big City Carrot, Urban Beet and the Refresher.
    • Tira Studio
      Minimal home accent pieces.
    • Tricia’s Naturals
      Yummy handmade hair and body butters. Made with organic fair trade pure East African shea butter, vitamin E and therapeutic grade essential oils.
    • Umba Creations
      Imparting generations through our handmade toys. Made in Kenya for children across the world.
    • Waithira Ceramics
      One of the few potters in the region who works with reduction firing – expect mugs, vases, stopless salt shakers, teapots and more.
    • White Bull
      Leather homeware and gift items.
    • Workshop Nairobi
      A social enterprise that supports the artisan furniture making industry in Nairobi.
    • Ah This- Body Painting/Body Art