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December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Music ’n’ Brains is an industry event series designed to educate musicians and music business professionals. Think of it as your unofficial MBA in Music Business, based entirely on the experiences of other musicians and music professionals around us.

We have hosted two amazing events so far with Fena Gitu in September and Kanjii Mbugua in November. Fena left us with three gems:

  • Master your craft to world-class standards
  • Build the right team and
  • Find brands that align with your values

Fena Gitu talks at the inaugural Music ‘n’ Brains event

Kanjii had us thinking deeply about the big picture. Realise what stage you are at and allow yourself to crawl first, then walk, then jog, then run… then soar towards the future that you see for your career.

Our next event, on December 1st, features Polycarp Otieno.  He is the lead guitarist, composer, arranger, and producer with the Afro-pop band, Sauti Sol. Polycarp has been part of the creation of all 3 Sauti Sol studio albums: Mwanzo (2008), Sol Filosofia (2011) and Live And Die In Afrika (2014). In 2012, he worked with South African rapper/producer on the band’s self-titled EP, Sauti Sol. He has produced music for Kenyan musicians, Suzanna Owiyo and Dela.

Polycarp recently launched his own guitar brand, Fancy Fingers. Guitars made in Kenya for young artists all over Africa. You can find his guitar tutorials on the Sauti Sol YouTube channel. His all-rounded perspective and experience in the music industry will make for fascinating conversation and will leave us with key insights, useful for our journeys ahead.

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Ticket Cost: Kes. 350/=

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We host our events at Creatives Garage, a great place for artists from all walks of art to find resources, growth opportunities and support for their careers. Creatives Garage shares our mission to help artists build sustainable businesses. Stay updated on all the cool events that are constantly happening there.

 Private/Personal vehicles:

  • Access Kirichwa Rd from either Ngong Rd or Arwings Kodhek. Drive up to Light Academy, enter the dusty road opposite. First black gate on the left.

Public Means of Transport:

  • From Ngong Road: Take a bus/matatu to Adams Arcade, get off there. Opposite Greenhouse you’ll see Kirichwa Rd. Enter that road, walk past Nairobi Women’s Hospital towards Light Academy. At the end of the Light Academy compound, enter the dusty road opposite. Its the first black gate on the left.

If you are a musician and would like your music to be included in our event day playlist, send us links to your music on Soundcloud. Afterwards, in the event wrap up, we will publish the playlist and include your bio and contact info. Give us your info here: http://bit.ly/musicnbrainsplaylist.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Would you like to volunteer on event day for a complimentary ticket? Give us your details here.

See you there!



December 1
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Music ‘n’ Brainers
Creatives Garage


Creatives Garage
Hse No. 3, Kirichwa Road Maisonettes on Menelik Lane, off Kirichwa Road
Nairobi, Kenya
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