5. Blankets & Wine
The idea is simple: bring a bottle of wine, a picnic basket, and a blanket. Combine these three attributes with a music programme that’s made up entirely out of young African talent, and a formula is born. Repeat this every first Sunday of the month until you become an East African legend. Mutoni Ndonga came up with this incentive, named it ‘Blankets & Wine’, and the rest is history. Blankets & Wine quickly moved from Nairobi to Uganda, and has its debut in Rwanda this year. Wherever B&W goes (or will go), the programme stays true to the environment in which it’s located. Where it once started as a platform for the promotion of Kenyan music, it has grown into an Africa-wide event focusing on regional art, literature, music, fashion, and theater.