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Ten peculiar things about Nairobi bachelors

1.Love gadgetsAmazon-Fire-Phone√

What is it about boys and their toys? He can be 18 or 30; they’re all the same when it comes to gadgets. You’ll often find Nairobi guys on Jumia, Cheki, among other top websites either shopping or admiring the long list of toys.  From the games, phones, TV sets to home theatres; go big or go home.

2.Fake it til-Analog-Roman-Numerals√l you make it

All in the name of the big life. Status is about buying things you don’t need with money you don’t have. As they say, fake it till you make it. Loans, credits and Shylock facilitate their lifestyles. It comes down to who has the biggest wheels and who rules the social calendar. And others just to fit, become the entourage.


3.The betting bug

What is life if not a gamble? Beting, Mcheza, SportPesa, Charity Sweepstakes and casinos; it’s only a gambling problem if you are losing.

4.Party on

No one looks back at their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep. Mondays at Tamasha, Tuesday Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 6.31.11 PM√at K1, Wednesday Baccuss and Hypnotica, Thursday at K1, Friday at Kiza, Mercury, Sankara and Casablanca, Saturday for house parties, out of towns trips and watching football, rugby, polo and motosports, Sunday it is always 1824.

5.Keeping up with the Men-dashians

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. From Armani suits to local high end pieces; they dress like they are going to see their worst enemy. They speak Prada and every guy wants to be them.

6.Mr know it all

You can know your way around, know a thing or two, know the ropes, and know your stuff. A know-it-all, though, is someone who puts on airs over his self-importance, especially a person whose instructive-type conversational style is meant to show off his superior knowledge.

7.Eating out

What’s behind most kitchens? To-go bags, plastic cutlery and…that pretty much sums up most kitchens. Eating out has become a part of our lifestyle and culture. They start talking about dinner before they even order breakfast. Just because they haven’t even decided between an omelet or pancakes yet doesn’t mean they can’t look ahead to discuss that amazing pasta they’re supposed to have at the restaurant they’re going to that night.

8.Neighbors from hell

I guess not “from hell,” but still. Everyone has at least one horror story about some douchebag neighbour. Whether it’s an obnoxious guy having a screaming match with the girlfriend at three in the morning or some guy that stinks up the entire apartment build…

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Nairobi bachelors are ready to go on a moments notice. They visit travel sites like Jovago and Trip Advisor for discounted out of town trips: Watamu, Naivasha, Nanyuki, Mara to try out new things. From kayaking, skydiving, water rafting, bungee jumping and hiking.

10.Hashtags everywhere

The Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, tumblr generation; it’s about finding your perfect match. If they’re not talking about you, you’re not relevant. And what better way to get people talking than to become the king of social media? #hireme #likeme #findme #lookatme #watchme #listentome — same script, different cast.

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