The Moth Set to Hold Kenya’s 5th Annual Event, Hosted By Adelle Onyango

Nairobi’s vibrant storytelling community is on the brink of experiencing the fifth annual edition of The Moth event.

The Moth, a renowned non-profit dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling since its inception in 1997, has been a guiding light for individuals worldwide.

With over 60,000 true stories shared live across the globe, The Moth has become a beacon of personal narratives, radiating its brilliance through the Peabody Award-winning The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth Podcast, which receives 100 million annual downloads from listeners across the globe.

Kenyan journey

Four years ago, The Moth launched in Kenya.

It brought with it a yearly session intertwined with quarterly storytelling workshops for gender equality and world health advocates.

This year’s eagerly awaited event is scheduled for Saturday, November 4th, from 6 pm to 9 pm at the LRC Auditorium of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

Adelle Onyango set to host the 5th edition of The Moth in Kenya

The event’s host will be Kenyan media visionary, equality activist, and Moth alumna, Adelle Onyango.

Sharing the stage with her will be five varied and accomplished activists, all graduates of The program.

The five will be weaving stories that revolve around the theme, “Power and Possibility #DopeEra.”

These unique, true stories will explore finding courage, stepping into power and realizing what’s possible.

Stories from the evening will be recorded for future episodes of The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth Podcast.

With over 500 guests expected to grace the event, African storytellers shall be given precedence to listen to inspiring narratives.

The Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness expressed her enthusiasm about The Moth’s journey in Kenya:

“The community of storytellers in Kenya is vibrant and thriving, and we are elated to host The Moth’s fifth event here to elevate stories that will continue to inspire conversation.” She said, adding …

“Personal stories are powerful and the stories in Kenya are nothing short of extraordinary. We eagerly anticipate continuing our mission of amplifying voices and forging connections through these deeply personal narratives.”

Director Chloe Salmon also shared her excitement for the event:

“It’s remarkable to witness how The Moth has become a driving force in Kenya’s storytelling arena. The warmth and diversity of the stories we’ve encountered have enriched lives in unimaginable ways.”

she added…

As we celebrate our fifth event, we are reminded of the remarkable journey we’ve embarked upon with storytellers and audiences alike.”