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Only Women’s Night Club Opens In Nairobi

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A recently organized party in the cities suburbs has sparked interest after people discovered only one sex can attend.

 

It’s an only womens party, no men are allowed in the premises to party and or work there. The bar tenders, security officers, DJs, sound mixers, MCs and ushers are all women.

All female DJs.

Security is tight and only men dropping off women are allowed to linger but only for a moment.

 

The night, called Strictly Silk, was conceived by Njoki Ngumi, Njeri Gatungo and Akati Khasiani, all members of The Nest Collective, a Kenyan multi-disciplinary arts collective that also works across film, music, fashion and other arts

Revelers having a happy time.

So what inspired this event? the founders claim the night was conceived not only for fun but for far more reason. Unpleasant experiences when out with friends in mixed clubs is part of the reason the two welcomed the idea of an all-women’s rave

 

“There were a lot of stories around sexual harassment. We just wanted to curate this energy in celebration of women in spaces that are not usually welcome for women and especially things to do with nightlife,” says Ms Ngumi

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Kenya has been in the spotlight recently with some well publicized cases of rape and alarming cases of femicide

Security at the event.

Women seem to like this Idea as they turn up for the night in numbers.the founder insists the nights are not gay clubs and straight women can come party without the presence of men.

“We are deliberately queer-affirming and queer-celebrating but people would imagine that this is an exclusive queer event. There are events that are exclusively queer but this is not that kind of party. We welcome all people, including non-binary people.

Ladies having a happy moment at the party.

Ms Ngumi hopes to make the all-women dance parties not only regular in Kenya but across Africa.


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