There is a natural hair revolution going on among women in Nairobi and this time the revolution is going to the next level as women, men and children from all walks of life converge at a hair festival dubbed “Hairitage Festival” courtesy of Nurtured Knotts, a leading natural hair advocate.
The festival is part of the group’s celebrations to mark its first anniversary. It comes at a time when the natural hair community is slowly being recognized across the globe as more black women go back to their roots. This festival will also be a platform to celebrate men, who are women’s backbone, as they celebrate Movember– a month whose aim is to sensitize the public on men’s general health especially cancer awareness across the world.
Nurtured Knotts was founded in 2015 with a view to create a networking forum for natural hair enthusiasts and at the same time share tips on lifestyle that encompasses general well being, beauty, fitness and fashion. The platform curates unique experiences that connects today’s modern day and culturally conscious Kenyan middle class through innovative events.
Since its inception Nurtured Knotts has prided itself in putting together two great networking events dubbed Denim Affair and Fine Dining Experience. It also prides itself in facilitating monthly fitness activities such as cycling, Zumba and aerobics to encourage enthusiasts who want to keep up with fitness lifestyle.
Sisterhood is important, reinforcing black beauty is also important and having a social environment where women are not only setting the standard for beauty but also encouraging other women to embrace themselves naturally is pivotal. The natural hair community has not only increased in numbers on social media but they are taking the movement to public spaces to celebrate black girl magic, naturally.
“There is something special about seeing women rock their natural hair in all her glory at the same time have confidence in herself for who she is and what she does as she goes about her day to day life. Her confidence is unmatched, she’s unbothered and she walks with her head high and her hair just slays as if she was destined to wear her crown in the sun. This type of confidence needs to be celebrated more in our everyday lives and nobody compliments and uplifts women like other women!” said Prisca Wakio Founder Nurtured Knotts.
“This time the revolution is going to the next level whether you have decided to do a big chop and get in formation or you have been walking on the kinky side for decades. While you are happy to be appreciated for who you are naturally, some people seem to have certain preconceived notions on you as an individual. However that should not affect your esteem as an individual carry the crown with your head held high.” said Faith Adhiambo, Co-Founder Nurtured Knotts
Faith further concluded “Hairitage festival will be coinciding with November a month that recognizes men’s health and fight against cancer dubbed “Movember”. The month is aimed at ensuring men live a healthy and longer life. Hence our platform will be used to sensitize people on men’s lifestyle and health issues. We would like to encourage men to be part of this journey as we celebrate them during this month. I would also like to urge fellow women to come out and support our men in ensuring that they live a healthy lifestyle as they are the backbone of our lives.”
Hairitage Festival will be held at San Valencia Gardens on Riara Road on 19th November starting at 11.00am. The event aims to attract over 1,000 members of the public and vendors of products and services that will resonate with the middle class generation.
Early bird tickets go for KES 1,000 until 15th October and KES 1,500 at the Door. Buy tickets via https://mymookh.com/tickets/event/188