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LEAGUE OF EXTRAVAGANT GRANNIES, Osborne Macharia

This is the story of Kenya’s League Of Extravagant Grannies who were once corporate and government leaders in the 1970’s but are now retired. They now live the retired high life, traveling to exotic and remote areas within Africa to explore, party and enjoy in exclusivity. Little is known about them.

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As seen on African Digital Art, latest project by Kenyan digital artist and photographer, Osborne Macharia.

This is the story of Kenya’s League of Extravagant Grannies who were once corporate and government leaders in the 1970’s but are now retired. They now live the retired high life travelling to exotic and remote areas within Africa to explore, party and enjoy in exclusivity.We managed to catch up with 3 of them in Somalia soon after they landed. Little is know about them till now…..


STYLING / PRODUCTION: Kevin Abbra
MAKE UP: Valary Mdeizi
HAIR STYLING: Richard Kinyua (Strand Africa)
CONCEPT & PHOTOGRAPHY: Osborne Macharia

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MACICIO by Kevo Abbra (costume design) and OSBORNE MACHARIA (concept & photography)

MACICIO / KIKUYU WORD FOR SPECTACLES/

THIS IS MY FIRST OF MANY FICTIONAL STORIES TO COME. IT REVOLVES AROUND THE MAU MAU (GUERILLA FIGHTERS DURING KENYA’S STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE) RUMOUR HAS IT THAT WITHIN THE MAU MAU FIGHTERS WAS A SPECIAL UNIT OF 5 OPTICIANS WHO HAND CRAFTED SPECIAL MADE SPECTACLES THAT THEY USED TO SPOT THE ENEMY AT NIGHT. LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT THEM…..TILL NOW. THIS IS THEIR STORY.