Sonko: no one knows where Sonko came from but one day, he sneaked into the mengo ring and asked for an opponent. Quiet, focused, and fluid in the ring, Sonko moves like the fight is a dance. He has held the world championship three times in his decade in mengo, and is most famous for his finishing move, "Bladaa!" it is a sneaky club attack that forces the opponent to back away instinctively, giving sonko the chance to head butt them so hard that they lose consciousness.

Somewhere in downtown nairobi, in an old abandoned warehouse, is a secret fight club called mengo. Every month, hardcore fighters.With years of intense training and fighting meet up for the sole purpose of beating each other up. It doesn't matter what one does during the day. When darkness falls, it's time for pain. Mengo is not like other fight clubs; its fighters are exclusively people of short stature.
No one knows who owns or runs the secretive, highly organized underground fight club. It’s been said that it is an elite wealthy group of former fighters that sponsors and manages the network. All we know is that attendance is by invitation only and an invite means you have to fight.

"Osborne Macharia is a self-taught photographer and visual artist born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and based in Vancouver, Canada.

His style of photography fall within the genre of Afrofuturism, which he describes as;

An artistic repurpose of the post-colonial African narrative through integrating historical elements, present culture and future aspirations of people of colour by using Narrative, Fantasy and Fiction to re-imagine a New Africa.

Governed by 2 key elements being Cultural Identity and Fiction it creates a powerful platform to convey important messages on topics such as Equality, Inclusion, Representation, Gender Abuse, Ivory Poaching, FGM, Albinism, Dwarfism, Conservation and Care for the Elderly"


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