Stay Young & Stress-Free With These 5 Tips

Written By: Nadia Nguru

Often times, one tends to forget to appreciate themselves and preserve their mental health and sanity, leading to mental and physical afflictions caused by stress where we find ourselves being sidetracked by our obligations, too busy to notice the beauty in the simple things in life. Sometimes, it’s imperative that we close off the world and release the negative energy

5 simple things that can be done to distress:

  1. Listen to some spoken word, watching artists express themselves with immense conviction to tell a story, is like chicken soup for the aching soul. The beauty of listening and/or watching anything to do with spoken word is that there are numerous varieties and genres that you can pick and choose from, whether it’s listening to the likes of amateurs such as Nadia Nguru express her feelings on her journey of self-love, or witnessing artists like Jaaziyah empower crowds through the power of the voice.
  2. This is one of my favourite things to do to distress as you can literally get up and stretch wherever you are. Albeit, you might acquire strange glances from fellow coworkers if you opted to suddenly pop a squat or bend over in the office. The best part about stretching is it allows you to stay young considering it forces you to maintain flexibility, giving you the upper hand as you’re less likely to start complaining of aching joints and body parts
  3. Try hot/cold showers. As frightening as this may sound for many, especially during this chilly Nairobi weather, showering with both hot and cold water can be extremely beneficial in eradicating stress. During a shower, it is best to first shower with hot water, then switch to cold water-continuing this cycle for 2-3 times during a shower. For those who are looking for a way to achieve the same effect but don’t have too much time to waste in the shower, you can alternatively enjoy your hot shower then during the last minute of your shower, switch off the hot water and let your muscles relax under the chilling embrace of the cold water.
  4. If you’re in the mood for a more cathartic form of releasing stress then writing down your thoughts and tearing them into small pieces would be the best option for you. Writing allows you to express yourself in silence and it provides you with the opportunity to share your inner most feelings on a person or object, without actually having to engage in office or classroom mushene. The most freeing part about this technique is that you get to tear up whatever you have written, freeing you from the burden of having to concentrate on one particular issue.
  5. Imagine the situation you are in happening in black and white. For instance, if you are talking to someone and they happen to be saying something particularly unpleasing, you can always try and imagine the situation you are in being in black and white, this can be particularly helpful when you are engaged in an altercation with someone of seniority, eg a supervisor.

Viceroy 10 Year Old Awarded World’s Best Brandy

Viceroy 10 year old vintage brandy, was awarded as the world’s best brandy at the 2018 World Brandy Awards announced in London.

A true testimony of the multi-awarded winning House of Van Ryn’s where the brandy is usually crafted, it beat fierce competition from leading South African brandies and those from countries such as United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and the United States.

Viceroy 10 was launched last year in Kenya targeting the country’s sophisticated and premium market.

Brandy Master Wallies Uys of Van Ryn’s Distillery noted that the award underpins the outstanding quality of the brandy that has been praised for its exceptional smooth character and velvety finish.

“At the distillery we are continuously striving to create brandies of the highest standard. Only the best grapes are sourced and we hand-select the finest French oak barrels for maturation.  It takes patience and skill to make a brandy that one would only be able to enjoy in 10 years’ time. Receiving the World’s Best Brandy award is a moment of true celebration for us.”

The vintage brandy is expected to grow KWAL’s market share in the premium drinks category with an ambition to be the dominant player in the premium brandy category. The recommended retail price for the brandy is 3,000 Ksh.

Search For 2018 Africa Food Prize Winner Enters Home Stretch

The search for the winner of the 2018 Africa Food Prize, an award that recognizes outstanding individuals or institutions leading the effort to enhance sustainability in Africa’s agriculture, has a month to go. 

With the closing date for nominations for the US $100,000 prize set for 15th May, 2018, entrants have been urged to take advantage of the remaining period to make their submissions.

Now in its third year, the Prize has continued to grow in stature and popularity. In 2017, a total of 643 outstanding individuals, projects and institutions were put forward for consideration for the prestigious Prize. Nominations came from over 20 African countries in Africa as well as from countries outside the continent.

The 2018 winner will be chosen by the Africa Food Prize Committee, an independent body of preeminent leaders that is chaired by the former Nigerian President, H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo.

The 2017 Prize was jointly awarded to Hon. Prof. Ruth Oniang’o, a professor and advocate of nutrition from Kenya, and Mme Maïmouna Sidibe Coulibaly, an entrepreneur and agro industrialist from Mali, for their exemplary efforts in driving Africa’s agriculture transformation.

For more information on how to nominate someone please visit www.africafoodprize.org.

 

Sondeka Awards Releases List Of Nominees

Creatives Garage is a cultural organization and hub for artists and innovators that allows them express themselves, network and learn from their peers. For years, Creatives Garage has, though its brand Sondeka Festival showcased and highlighted the vast wealth of imagination and talent that Kenya has to offer. 

This year Creatives Garage looks to award these very same artists and innovators with the help of the public via the Sondeka Awards. In order to get a nomination applicants had to fall under a selection of categories; Dance, Alternative/­Experimental music, Poetry and Spoken word, Traditional Art, Digital Art, Short Stories, Live Bands, and Online Radio and Podcasts. 

“Over the years I’ve come to realize that creatives need some form of recognition especially in Kenya where exposure is limited to a select few. We hope the awards will change that” Liz Kilili, founder and Chief Mechanic, Creatives Garage.

After a one month application period, Creatives Garage is delighted to present to you the list of nominees for public voting today, the14th of March 2017. Our panel of judges selected the final nominees from a pool of over 130 successful applicants. The criteria the panelists used to choose their finalists were: 

 

Selection Criteria

Creativity

technique, process

Execution

delivery, implementation

Quality of craft

professional output, look and feel, finesse (quality control)

Innovation

What new thing was brought into the table, was media was used to put out the work unique

Overall experience

How it makes you feel

 

Due to a very highly competitive nomination process two categories, Spoken Word and Poetry and Alternative/­Experimental music, have five nominees each while the rest have three

Inaugural 2018 Sondeka Awards Nominees

 

Sondeka Awards nomination list

 

Category

Nominees

Traditional Art

Winter Oirya

 

David Maina

 

Oscar Osumo

   
   

Poets and Spoken word

Nicole Akinyi

 

Michael Onsando

 

Mumbi Macharia

 

Tessy Aura

 

Stori za Kapedo

   

Digital Art

Wanjiru Thiong’o

 

Feysal Anthony Nair

 

Anne Gichuki

   

Alternative/Experimental music

Steve Biko/ G-cho Pevu

 

Abakisimba Troupe

 

Ayrosh N/A

 

L.O.T Group

 

Linda Girl Group

   

Short Stories

Mark Maish

 

James Gicheru

 

Mishi Khalid

 

LOLYNE ONGERI

 

Mwihaki Muraguri

   

Dance

Bboy Harry

 

Dancing Biochemist

 

Oneal Otutu

   

Live Bands

Maia Von Lekow

 

Tetu Shani

 

Grand Master Masese

   

Online radio and Podcasts

Omenerds Podcast

 

Sasabasi live

 

123sketches

 

Voting starts on 14th March 2018 and ends on 24th March 2018. To vote go to www.sondeka.org. Voters must select for all categories and can vote once a day for the next ten days.

 

Taxify Celebrates Female Drivers in International Women’s Day Event

As a celebration of the female drivers on the platform, Taxify held a cocktail event on 8th March, International Women’s day, at Pride Centre, Westlands.

 Almost 100 women gathered to enjoy dinner and great music as well as interact with and get to know each other. “I didn’t know we were so many female drivers using the Taxify platform!” said one driver.

The goal of the event was to recognise and appreciate all women using the Taxify application to connect with riders and make a living. A panel of 5 outstanding female drivers were interviewed and had an opportunity to share tips and their best practices with fellow colleagues.

Kanze Dena, TV anchor and journalist from Citizen TV was the main speaker. She encouraged the women to work hard and to support each other. “It is important for us as women to believe in ourselves and to pursue our dreams relentlessly without giving up. Whatever your goal is, press forward towards it and do not stop until you achieve it,” said Kanze.

 The women drivers expressed joy and delight in the event. “Nobody has appreciated me today. So I want to thank Taxify for thinking about the female driver and celebrating us in this way,” said Halima Ngei, one of the top female drivers on the Taxify platform.

Unilever Kenya and Taxify provided all the women with gifts to take home. The top 5 female drivers were awarded supermarket shopping vouchers and branded merchandise from Taxify.

“We want to thank all the female drivers on the Taxify platform for their hard work and want to commend them for remaining strong and providing top notch service.” said a Taxify representative at the event.

Best Dressed At This Year’s Fashion High Tea

It rained and it poured over the weekend but it was in no way about to dull The Fashion High Tea event at Zen Garden.

Fashion lovers put their best style foot forward at the yearly event for a worthy cause. All proceeds went towards Hope and Faith Centre For Disabled in Kiambu County.

Here are some of the best dressed that we were able to capture:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tequila Rose Launches New Color Changing Bottle.

Tequila Rose, the best selling strawberry and tequila cream liqueur was officially launched in Kenya by First Drinks Kenya in 2012.

The brand recently enhanced its bottle to a new color changing one including a logo that turns
pink when at the perfect chilled temperature for serving. Other enhancements include; reflective shiny roses and colorful pink strawberries to reinforce the flavor element and the bottle’s visibility.

Adored across the globe for how perfect it mixes in cocktails, Tequila Rose is also a wonderful addition to many dessert creations. The vibrant rose on the bottle represents, the modern day confident, fearless and fun loving woman.

Whether at home, out with friends after a long day at work, Tequila Rose is the perfect sweet treat to unwind over.

“Tequila Rose continues to gain popularity in the market due to its sweet strawberry flavor, creaminess and fresh new look bottle. We’re already receiving a great level of interest since the re-design, and with Valentine’s and Mother’s Day on the horizon there’s even more reason to indulge in Tequila Rose.

Look forward to memorable Tequila Rose moments at some of your favorite outlets in Nairobi soon,” added Jennifer Njeri, Marketing Manager, First Drinks Kenya.

Tequila Rose is produced by US-Based McCormick Distilling and is sold
internationally in over 60 markets. The brand is locally distributed in the region by First
Drinks Kenya. For more information follow the brand on

Fairtrade Africa Partners With Artcaffe To Promote Uptake Of Export Rated Coffee

Fairtrade Africa has entered into an agreement with ArtCaffe to promote uptake of premium-blended coffee among Kenyans.

In a campaign dubbed #coffeewithdignity, Kenyans have always taken the normal house coffee but in this new initiatives, coffee lovers will be able to access the export coffee blend from Artcaffé at an affordable price.

At the same time, the initiative will be able to empower Kenyan coffee farmers by ensuring they receive a fair price and a sustainable source of income for their beans.

According to Alfonce Nzyuko, Regional Manager at Artcaffe Coffee & Bakery, the campaign is designed to educate local consumers about the importance of ethical coffee consumption:

“Coffee lovers will now be able to order the signature Fairtrade coffee blend in at all Artcaffe outlet as an alternative to the house blend or purchase it ground and pre-packaged as a takeaway option for consumption at home or at work.”

The launch of the #CoffeewithDignity campaign comes at a time when consumption in coffee locally has been growing. Artcaffe Coffee & Bakery estimates an increase of 19% in 2017 alone in coffee consumption.  Not only is coffee culture seeing an upward trend, there is a genuine interest by the growing middle-class towards supporting sustainable development within the country. 

Meanwhile, the Artcaffe Fairtrade Coffee Blend is available in the outlet for Ksh 290 served in a French press. It is also available for purchase as a 250g ground box for Ksh 690. Since the campaign started, consumption has increased of filter coffee (French press) of 4% total coffee consumption of Artcaffe.

Up to date, Artcaffe has sold 600 cups of coffee of fair trade at the restaurant level translate to 25kg of fair trade coffee. 200 packets of fairtrade coffee have been sold so far – translate to 50kg of coffee.

All The Deals From January Transfers

The January 2018 transfer window closed at 23:00 GMT on Wednesday night. All of the signings made during the month by the 2017/18 season’s 20 clubs are below courtesy of Premier League. 

Confirmed deals
Arsenal

In
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) Undisclosed Details
Konstantinos Mavropanos (PAS Giannina) Undisclosed Details
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Man Utd) Swap Details

Out
Jeff-Reine Adelaide (Angers) Loan Details
Chuba Akpom (Sint-Truidense) Loan Details
Krystian Bielik (Walsall) Loan Details
Francis Coquelin (Valencia) Undisclosed Details
Mathieu Debuchy (Saint-Etienne) Undisclosed Details
Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) Undisclosed Details
Stephy Mavididi (Charlton Athletic) Loan Details
Marcus McGuane (Barcelona) Undisclosed Details
Tafari Moore (Wycombe Wanderers) Loan Details
Julio Pleguezuelo (Gimnastic de Tarragona) Loan Details
Alexis Sanchez (Man Utd) Swap Details
Ben Sheaf (Stevenage) Loan Details
Theo Walcott (Everton) Undisclosed Details

AFC Bournemouth

In
Lewis Grabban (Sunderland) Loan return Details

Out

Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Loan Details
Ryan Allsop (Lincoln City) Loan Details
Baily Cargill (Partick Thistle) Loan Details
Mihai Dobre (Rochdale) Loan Details
Lewis Grabban (Aston Villa) Loan Details
Shaun Hobson (Chester) Loan Details
Connor Mahoney (Barnsley) Loan Details
Sam Matthews (Eastleigh) Loan extension Details
Ollie Harfield (Boreham Wood) Loan
Aaron Ramsdale (Chesterfield) Loan Details
Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) Loan extension Details

Brighton & Hove Albion

In
Warren O’Hora (Bohemians) Undisclosed Details
Jurgen Locadia (PSV Eindhoven) Undisclosed Details
Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) Loan Details

Out
Soufyan Ahannach (Sparta Rotterdam) Loan Details
David Ajiboye (Millwall) Loan Details
Jonah Ayunga (Poole Town) Loan Details
Charlie Ferguson (East Grinstead Town) Loan Details
Ben Hall (Notts County) Loan Details
Kazenga LuaLua (Sunderland) Free Details
Stefan Ljubicic (Bognor Regis Town) Loan Details
Jordan Maguire-Drew (Coventry City) Loan Details
Reece Meekums (Worthing) Loan extension Details
Jamie Murphy (Rangers) Loan Details
Mathias Normann (Molde) Loan extension Details
Rian O’Sullivan (Carshalton Athletic) Loan Details
Bailey Vose (Welling United) Loan Details

Burnley

In
Aaron Lennon (Everton) Undisclosed Details
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (Spurs) Loan Details

Out 
Dan Agyei (Blackpool) Loan Details
Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) Loan Details
Jimmy Dunne (Accrington Stanley) Loan Details
Harry Flowers (Guiseley) Undisclosed Details
Josh Ginnelly (Tranmere Rovers) Loan Details
Luke Hendrie (Shrewsbury Town) Undisclosed Details
Alex Whitmore (Chesterfield) Undisclosed Details

Chelsea

In
Ross Barkley (Everton) Undisclosed Details
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Undisclosed Details
Emerson Palmieri (Roma) Undisclosed Details

Out
Michy Batshuayi (Borussia Dortmund) Loan Details
Jake Clarke-Salter (Sunderland) Loan Details
Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) Loan extension Details
Todd Kane (Oxford United) Loan Details
Kenedy (Newcastle) Loan Details
Charly Musonda Jr (Celtic) Loan Details
Baba Rahman (Schalke) Loan Details
Ike Ugbo (MK Dons) Loan Details

Crystal Palace

In
Jaroslaw Jach (Zaglebie Lubin) Undisclosed Details
Erdal Rakip (Benfica) Loan Details
Alexander Sorloth (FC Midtjylland) Undisclosed Details

Out
Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) Undisclosed Details
Andre Coker (Maidstone United) Loan Details
Noor Husin (Notts County) Undisclosed Details
Sullay Kaikai (Charlton) Loan Details
Freddie Ladapo (Southend United) Undisclosed Details

Everton

In
Cenk Tosun (Besiktas) Undisclosed Details
Eliaquim Mangala (Man City) Loan Details
Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Undisclosed Details

 

Out
Ross Barkley (Chelsea) Undisclosed Details
Mo Besic (Middlesbrough) Loan
Harry Charsley (Bolton Wanderers) Loan Details
Louis Gray (Carlisle United) Loan Details
Gethin Jones (Fleetwood Town) Undisclosed Details
Aaron Lennon (Burnley) Undisclosed Details
Ademola Lookman (RB Leipzig) Loan Details
Boris Mathis (Northampton Town) Loan
Kevin Mirallas (Olympiacos) Loan Details
Sandro Ramirez (Sevilla) Loan Details
Antonee Robinson (Bolton Wanderers) Loan extension Details
Liam Walsh (Bristol City) Undisclosed Details

Huddersfield Town

In
Terence Kongolo (Monaco) Loan Details
Jack Payne (Oxford Utd) Loan recall Details
Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) Undisclosed Details

Out
Jack Boyle (Clyde) Loan
Dylan Cogill (Clyde) Loan
Martin Cranie (Middlesbrough) Undisclosed Details
Fraser Horsfall (Kidderminster Harriers) Undisclosed Details
Danny Kane (Cork City) Undisclosed
Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) Undisclosed Details
Jack Payne (Blackburn Rovers) Loan Details
Ryan Schofield (AFC Telford) Loan Details
Tadhg Ryan (Released) Details
Cedwyn Scott (Dundee) Undisclosed 

Leicester City

In
Fousseni Diabate (Gazalec Ajaccio) Undisclosed Details
Callum Wright (Blackburn Rovers) Undisclosed Details

Out
Andy King (Swansea City) Loan Details
Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow) Loan Details
Islam Slimani (Newcastle United) Loan Details
Raul Uche (Real Betis) Loan Details
Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton) Loan Details

Liverpool

In
Tony Gallacher (Falkirk) Details
Ryan Kent (Freiburg) Loan return Details
Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) Undisclosed Details

Out
Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) Undisclosed Details
Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) Undisclosed Details
Ovie Ejaria (Sunderland) Loan Details
Jon Flanagan (Bolton Wanderers) Loan Details
Marko Grujic (Cardiff City) Loan Details
Lloyd Jones (Luton Town) Undisclosed Details
Ryan Kent (Bristol City) Loan Details
Lazar Markovic (Anderlecht) Loan Details
Daniel Sturridge (West Brom) Loan Details
Matty Virtue (Notts County) Loan Details
Corey Whelan (Yeovil Town) Loan Details
Harry Wilson (Hull City) Loan Details

Manchester City

In
Jack Harrison (New York City) Undisclosed Details
Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao) Undisclosed Details

Out
Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic) Loan
Isaac Buckley (Oxford United) Loan Details
Jacob Davenport (Burton Albion) Loan
Shay Facey (Northampton Town) Undisclosed 
Jack Harrison (Middlesbrough) Loan Details
Eliaquim Mangala (Man City) Loan Details
Marlos Moreno (Flamengo) Loan
Ashley Smith-Brown (Oxford United) Loan

Manchester United

In 
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Leeds) Loan recall Details
Matej Kovar (FC Slovacko) Undisclosed Details
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Swap Details
Matty Willock (Utrecht) Loan return Details

Out
James Wilson (Sheffield United) Loan Details
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) Swap Details
Alex Tuanzebe (Aston Villa) Loan Details
Matty Willock (St Johnstone) Loan Details
Charlie Scott (Hamilton Academical) Loan Details
Demi Mitchell (Hearts) Loan Details

Newcastle United

In
Martin Dubravka (Sparta Prague) Loan Details
Kenedy (Chelsea) Loan Details
Islam Slimani (Leicester City) Loan Details

Out
Rolando Aarons (Hellas Verona) Loan Details
Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) Loan Details
Dan Barlaser (Crewe Alexandra) Loan Details
Kyle Cameron (Queen of the South) Loan Details
Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest) Loan Details
Stuart Findlay (Kilmarnock) Loan extension Details
Lewis McNall (Gateshead) Loan Details
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) Loan Details
Henri Saivet (Sivasspor) Loan Details
Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) Loan Details
Callum Williams (Gateshead) Loan Details
Freddie Woodman (Aberdeen) Loan Details

Southampton

In
Guido Carrillo (Monaco) Undisclosed Details

Out
Marcus Barnes (Yeovil Town) Loan Details
Ollie Cook (Barrow) Loan Details
Ryan Seager (Yeovil) Loan Details
Matt Targett (Fulham) Loan Details
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) Undisclosed Details

Stoke City

In 
Moritz Bauer (Rubin Kazan) Undisclosed Details
Moussa Niakate (Paris FC) Undisclosed Details
Badou Ndiaye (Galatasaray) EUR16million Details
Kostas Stafylidis (Augsburg) Loan Details

Out
Jake Dunwoody (Curzon Ashton) Loan Details
Julien Ngoy (Walsall) Loan Details
Harry Souttar (Ross County) Loan Details
Josh Tymon (MK Dons) Loan Details

Swansea City

In
Andre Ayew (West Ham) Undisclosed Details
Andy King (Leicester City) Loan Details 
Jack Withers (Boston United) Undisclosed Details

Out
Ryan Blair (Falkirk) Loan Details
Jay Fulton (Wigan) Loan Details
Adam King (Mansfield) Loan Details
Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley) Loan Details
Roque Mesa (Sevilla) Loan Details
Tyler Reid (Newport County) Loan Details
Joe Rodon (Cheltenham Town) Loan Details
Josh Sheehan (Newport County) Free Details
Jack Withers (Boston United) Loan Details

Tottenham Hotspur

In
Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) Undisclosed Details

Out
Luke Amos (Stevenage) Loan Details
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Ipswich Town) Loan Details
Marcus Edwards (Norwich City) Loan Details
Shayon Harrison (Southend United) Loan Details
Ryan Loft (Exeter City) Loan Details
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (Burnley) Loan Details
Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) Loan extension Details
Anton Walkes (Portsmouth) Loan Details

Watford

In
Pontus Dahlberg (IFK Gothenburg) Undisclosed Details
Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona) Loan Details
Dodi Lukebakio (Charleroi) Undisclosed Details
Didier Ndong (Sunderland) Loan Details

Out

Pontus Dahlberg (IFK Gothenburg) Loan Details
Brice Dja Djedje (RC Lens) Loan Details
Michael Folivi (Boreham Wood) Loan Details
Alex Jakubiak (Falkirk) Loan Details
Brandon Mason (Dundee United) Loan Details
Costel Pantilimon (Nottingham Forest) Loan Details
Charlie Rowan (Accrington Stanley) Loan Details
Isaac Success (Malaga) Loan Details
Ben Watson Released Details
Randell Williams (Wycombe Wanderers) Loan Details
Mauro Zarate (Velez Sarsfield) Loan Details

West Brom

In
Ali Gabr (Zamalek) Loan Details
Rekeem Harper (Blackburn) Loan return Details
Jonathan Leko (Bristol City) Loan return Details
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) Loan Details

Out 
Tahvon Campbell (Forest Green Rovers) Loan Details
Shaun Donnellan (Yeovil) Undisclosed Details
Kyle Edwards (Exeter City) Loan Details
Kyle Howkins (Port Vale) Loan Details
Jasko Keranovic (Kilmarnock) Loan Details
Max Melbourne (Ross County) Loan Details
Dara O’Shea (Hereford FC) Loan extension Details
Tyler Roberts (Leeds) Undisclosed Details
Kane Wilson (Exeter City) Loan extension Details

West Ham

In
Jordan Hugill (Preston) Undisclosed Details
Joao Mario (Inter Milan) Loan Details
Reece Oxford (Borussia Moenchengladbach) Loan return Details

Out
Andre Ayew (Swansea City) Undisclosed Details
Reece Burke (Bolton Wanderers) Loan Details
Moses Makasi (Plymouth Argyle) Loan Details
Reece Oxford (Borussia Moenchengladbach) Loan Details
Diafra Sakho (Rennes) Undisclosed Details
Martin Samuelsen (Burton Albion) Loan Details

Doğtaş Exclusive now in Kenya!

A leading Turkish furniture brand with already established strong hold in Europe, Middle-East
and Africa, Doğtaş Exclusive has opened its first concept store in Nairobi in partnership with
master franchisee Home art Ltd.

Opening in more than 65 countries now, Doğtaş Exclusive now aims to have a strong presence
in the Kenyan market with its rich product range in tune with the latest lifestyle trends.

The Doğtaş Exclusive concept store in Westlands offers in season concepts centered around dining
rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, bedding, children & teen’s rooms, decorative accessories,
household textiles and acclaimed mattresses collections.

In an interview about the future plans of the company and the flagship store opening in Kenya,
Doğtaş Exclusive CEO Mr. Ersin Serbes said, “Our strategy in 2018 is to increase our share over
the growing markets, expand our presence in Africa and enter the Far-East market. In order to
do that we are targeting to open 20 new concept stores in different countries. We are very
pleased to have a presence in the Kenyan market. We are looking forward to a promising start
with our partner Home-Art Ltd. We are also keen on new investments in the near future”

Doğtaş Exclusive’s first Concept store in Kenya was officially inaugurated during the Grand
Opening Ceremony, held on Wednesday, January 24 at 17:00, in presence of distinguished
guests from both Kenya and Turkey.

A few lucky winners got the chance to walk away with free furniture.