Black Roses

Arts & Culture. Travel Tales. Reviews. Long Features. Relationships. Prosetry.

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The name Black Roses is derived from my first name, Rose. I tend to feel that I am as rare as a Black Rose and thus a bunch hard to find or replicate. I am black, and so with every pluck of my flower, so many stories and deepness from within falls.

Founded in 2009 as part of a university school assignment – this blog has given me the deserved space and freedom to share my feelings with the world. From rants, raves to love and loss. I find writing so therapeutic as I am poetic at heart. It is here that I found refuge when I was let down and heart broken or needed a space to share my happiness and gratitude. I coined the category prosetry from the fact that I mostly fuse poetry with prose. However, not all poems and short stories on this blog are based on my personal life. A lot has been inspired by many people I’ve met or dreamt about.

The blog is at 11 years old now. Since it’s inception, I have sharpened my writing skills, expression, tastes and preferences, and find that I now have a more journalistic approach to posts. I love detail and long features.

I am also the founding editor of Coke Studio Africa’s blog and Not Just Ok East Africa. I have worked as Associate Editor of UP Magazine, contributed for various organizations including Goethe-Institut. DSTV, Kenya’s Saturday Daily Nation, international magazine on African Fashion and Achievements: ARISE, Smartlife Magazine and YUMMY Magazine, among many others.

I am a journalist turned Music and Entertainment Publicist. In 2017, I officially founded my PR Agency, Anyiko Public Relations, based in Nairobi. I am also a music curator and love to share music playlists. In 2020, I joined Apple Music as an independent freelancing music curator. I have worked as a part-time model before. Being featured in fashion spreads among them True Love Magazine and Healthy Woman Magazine as a cover model was cool. For 7 years, I worked as a TV Host, Producer and Director on Grapevine TV Show on KBC, Kenya’s longest-running entertainment magazine show. I wrote about it here

I am still on a learning curve, joyously gravitating towards authenticity, African achievement and celebration. Join me!

EMAIL: anyiko@anyiko-pr.com 

BONUS: Black Roses was declared among 25 Great Kenyan Blogs You Should Follow in 2014. Find my Bio, Blog, YouTube Show, Playlists, PR stuff  and everything you need to know about me here. 

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