AWARDS May 26, 2022

Elated is what I felt when I read Kimathi Makini’s message:

Amanda, I think you are doing awesome with your new blog so I have nominated you for this award. 

I mean, that kind of appreciation, Golden. I know what you are wondering; what award? And who the fuck is Kimathi Makini?

Well, I’ll answer first who Kimathi, aka daktari is. Kimathi is, simply put, the greatest and only writing partner I have had. We knew each other when? A year ago? And since then, I can honestly say I have never seen a person with such a passion for writing. 

He keeps me on my toes, telling me all Literature and Writing events happening(of course this was before Corona); he sends me his pieces of writing before posting them on his blog and he even sends new vocabulary, with meaning and all, and then I have to construct sentences with the new word in order to improve my English. And now, he nominates me for this award! Whatever did I do to deserve you daktari! 

Now, to the next question. I honestly never heard of the Liebster award, but from what I have read juu juu, it is a blogging award that well, awards bloggers. The rules of the Award are pretty simple after being nominated:


  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and put a link to their blog on your blog.
  2. Answer the 5 creative and unique questions given to you.
  1. Write a small post about what motivates you in life (not just in blogging)
  1. Nominate 2 – 6 blogs that you feel would enjoy blogging about this award.
  2. Create 5 creative and unique questions for your nominees. The more creative and unique could mean you win the prize at the end of the year!!
  3. List these rules in your post 
  1. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated 

So now, as you have read from rule number 2, I have to answer the five questions Kimathi asked on his own nomination blog. 

Here goes nothing…

  1. Would you rather the truth, or dare?

Umm...I think I will choose Truth. Those who know me really well know I love to dab in the occasional lie, so when I have a chance to say the truth, unfiltered, uncensored and maybe when I am a little drunk, hell yeah I will take it. 

  1. Of the wonders of the world, which one fascinates you the most?

Seriously Daktari? Let me ask you, what wonders fascinate you?? Coz I got none. Mostly because I have no idea what they are...hehe. 

  1. What do you think would cause the world’s end? E.g. in the line of global warming, a microbe, a zombie apocalypse, alien invasion…

What do I think will cause the end of the world? Probably Corona. 

But, umm...idk. I have never really thought about that, and all your suggestions seem really reasonable...Yes, even aliens and zombies. 


  1. Who/ what is your favourite fictional character?

This one is a really hard one. A really hard one. I change them with every book I read, every movie I watch, every series I binge. But I guess if I had a gun pointed to my head, I will choose Robin from How I Met Your Mother, simply because that is my favourite sitcom of all time. 

  1. Who do you regard as your role model? Why?

Ummm, I have never really had a role model. I have people who inspire me to do more if that is what a role model is; then I have some nominees. 

There is Adelle Onyango, that woman...shit… she has the kind of hardworking spirit I wish I could possess; then there’s Wabosha Maxine; she is constantly growing her brand, and that is one of the things I would wish to do; then there Faith Oneya; her writing is just the best. Of course, above all these, there’s my mother, the strongest woman to ever live. 


  1. One of your favourite memories?

I think I will pass on this one. 

  1. Favourite/ most used word? Where did you pick it?


 I have been using that term more often nowadays and I have no clue where I picked it. Please, please, please God, if you exist, make me stop using this word. 

  1. If you could get a tattoo, what would it be and where on your body?

Hehe. This one is very simple, coz I have been thinking about tattoos a lot lately. Well, mostly because my two best friends have several and I, like the coward that I am, have none. 

So, if I could get one, I will get a tattoo with the words TATTOO written on my wrist so that when people see it they are like shit, you have a tattoo of a tattoo. Hehe, sounds stupid but I will get it. You wait and see. 

  1. Would you donate your body to science?

HELL NO. I think I would rather have my body cremated. 

  1. Favourite quote?

Find what you love and let it kill you. 

                      --Charles Bukowski. 

  1. What is that ONE thing that you want to accomplish in life?

Be a GREAT writer. 


 AND NOW, unto my nominees; the people I feel deserve to be recognized for their efforts: 

Let me just say if you could renominate a person, I would totally nominate Kimathi Makini, with his blog which y’all should check out. 

But since I can’t, here are my five nominees:

Hadithi Hadtihi 


 The Dark Pen 

Biko Thoughts

Queen Cynn 


Phew, this has been a drag. A few more steps to go: The Questions I have to create for my nominees…

  1. What does writing mean to you?
  2. If you had the option of having massive success, but it comes with a cost, and the cost is, you never see your family again, will you take it?
  3. Money or fame?
  4. What’s your most favourite thing to do when you are sad that will guarantee you will be happy again?
  5. Your friend has just slipped and fallen face down on the mud, what is your reaction? Laugh or pity him/her?


I am finally done. This was fun. Again, thank you Daktari. 


by Amanda Nechesa 113


  • Kimathi Makini

    May 12, 2020, 1:32 p.m.

    ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ So glad you did this ๐Ÿ‘ Msee ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Tattoo of the word Tattoo. That's crazy ๐Ÿ˜‚ Cheers to greater heights!

  • Amanda

    May 12, 2020, 1:36 p.m.

    @Kimathi, ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ulitoa wapi hizo questions lakini???

  • Faith Gatwiri

    May 12, 2020, 2:29 p.m.

    Keep on keeping up dakatri ๐Ÿค—

  • Steve Biko

    May 12, 2020, 2:44 p.m.

    Challenge Accepted! I cannot wait to post my response. The voices in my head are already talking, all of them at once. This should be fun. Asante mseh.

  • The Dark Pen

    May 12, 2020, 9:17 p.m.

    I will get back to you.

  • 34

    May 18, 2020, 9:15 a.m.

    Congratulations Amanda. Proud of you


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