This year’s Cake Art Affair raised awareness about depression among the youth
Cake Art Affair held its biggest edition yet at the Two Rivers Mall grounds. Dubbed the “Ray of Sunshine” edition, the event attracted over 3,000 attendees and had over 40 bakers and 30 vendors from the Arts Market. Cake lovers and art enthusiasts were once again treated to exciting music performances, art displays and a-day long of free cake samples.
Being the sixth edition, the event tapped some of Kenya’s fast-rising musicians, best live acts and poets for groundbreaking stage performances. Among them, the soulful singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer recently signed to Sol Generation, Bensoul. Multi-instrumentalist SERRO, new age artist and Kenyan hip hop star Mbithi, eclectic Afro-pop band Yozowo Band and Willie Oeba – the spoken word king.
In line with this year’s theme, Cake Art Affair together with its partners: AIESEC, Rotaract and Bonga used their voice and all their resources to raise awareness on depression among the youth. As part of this conversation, the organizers held three forums before the event to discuss mental health which created a safe space for peers to share, engage and encourage each other to speak out and seek professional help.
The first event was held on 15th March 2015, in collaboration with Rotaract Club, Langata where they tackled the topic “Artistically Mentally Healthy”. The second was held at Kenyatta University on 19th March 2019 in partnership with AISEC. The final one, “Mental Chat room”, took place at The University of Nairobi on 26th March in partnership with Bonga.
Additionally, the Cake Art Affair served as the perfect place to meet a baker for your next occasion, a converging point for Kenyan youth to discover Kenya’s next biggest stars on the live music front, as well as support and be inspired by their peers’ business ventures.
The 2019 edition was powered by Anyiko Public Relations, Gig Dynamics, SWVL, Bonga, and Parapet Cleaning Services.