Jani Toivola

Jani Toivola – Vaasa, Finland

Jani Toivola is a man of several firsts.  An article in Public Radio International states that “….he was in his mid-30’s, the entrepreneur, actor and dancer was a celebrity in this country of 5.5 million where he was the first black actor. He’s been the host of ‘Idols’, Finland’s version of ‘American Idol’, a contestant…

Bernard Neto

Bernard Neto working on new movie – ‘Mzungu’

Bernard Neto has teamed up with power writer/producer/directors, Olu Odebunmi, and Olatunde Osunsanmi, to work on a thriller/drama movie called ‘Mzungu‘. Olu and Olatunde were co-writers for the exciting sequel, ‘Smoking Aces 2: Assassin’s Ball’.   They are both extremely accomplished in their own right, with a long list of excellent movies and television shows…

Stan Barua

Stan Barua – “Tiger Spirit”

Stan Barua was the director of photography for the movie, ‘Tiger Spirit‘.   This documentary about Korea’s journey to reunification is directed by Min Sook Lee.  Reviews already say great things about it, so if you are looking for a great movie to watch, why not try this. Heartwarming and touching, it brings the stark reality…

10 Minute Fix Goes to Australia

The ’10 Minute Fix’  has been keeping us laughing and thinking as they address some of the topics that we deal with as Kenyans in the Diaspora.  Now into Season II (we apologize for being remiss in bringing the videos to you), they traveled to Australia to meet with the Kenyan Rugby team. Here is…

XYZ Show

XYZ show addresses real issues with comic relief

Okay, we at Kenyan Jewels are a little late in sharing, but it does mean that our readers get to enjoy several episodes of the ‘XYZ Show‘.   The ‘XYZ Show‘ is a politcal satire show that looks at some of the most talked-about issues in Kenya and shares them with tongue-in-cheek double entendre and innuendo.…