When you receive an award, it is an affirmation that people appreciate what you do. It also gives you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better; no matter how young or old you are.”

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) held their 7th annual awards on 19th May 2018. Since 2012, the BAKE Awards has recognized and awarded exceptional Kenyan bloggers in different categories every year. It is organized by the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE).The competition is the only one that honors and showcases the best in Kenyan blogging. The competition begins with a submission phase and thereafter judges will choose the best 5 from the submissions. The public will then vote for the best blog in each category. This year’s edition had 23 categories ranging from photography, creative writing, business, food, environment, fashion, sports and entertainment among others. We were humbled to be nominated in the travel category.

First of all, it was really humbling to get nominated, this being our first time, we really anticipated that win. Way before the win, we spread on the word everyday close to every hour to our readers, family and friends and we were surprised that our blog is loved by a multitude. It is exciting to see people appreciate the input we put in our work.

The event, held at Crowne Plaza; Upper Hill, Nairobi, was a black-tie event that was graced by nominees, judges, friends and family in their best elegant and vibrant fits. From the food to the Music, to the light and set up, the event was exceptionally lovely and colorful.  The mention of the awards took place amidst breaks of speeches and music pleasant to the ears. This granted us ample time to socialize, mingle and manage our butterflies. Being among the last categories to be recognized, the tension had gotten the best of us. At the edge of our seats, we had our fingers crossed for this.

It is an auspicious and a great moment for us to be given accolades for the execution of the best Travel blog in Kenya. Having garnered this award means that you our readers and followers love what we are doing and are walking with us towards our vision. Transforming a mere idea into what it has become now, the real output, has taken a lot of effort and support. We owe it as much to the team behind the execution, @ess_opiyo, who is the voice behind our excursions and @mianophotography, for his patience and skills in capturing the best moments in our experiences. Above all, to you. Yes! you, who pushes us to stay relevant and focused on our vision. Thank you for your following, your criticism which has made us better people and your love.

Moving forward, we are more charged up to expand our horizons and to take up new challenging projects, which would work entirely in the benefit of the Tourism and service industry. It is our goal to extend our love for travel and adventure to East Africa and Africa at large.

Viola was dressed by: lilys_exquisite_designs

Makeup by: color_bysamantha

Hair by: dollscloset

Hair styling by: color_bysamantha

Yasmine was dressed by: a shop in Dubai

Makeup by: self-done makeup

Article written by: Viola @afrikana_viola and Yasmine @call_me_yasmine on Instagram


We not only had the highest number of votes in our category alone, but out of all the categories we were had the highest number of votes. Find the vote tally link below.

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