The Nest Collective
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Sweet and Sawa—A Music Project

Sweet and Sawa is a music and DJ project by the Nest Collective, allowing us to explore music production, performance and deejaying as a locus for expressions not possible with our other mediums such as film, fashion and literature.

Sweet and Sawa—A Music Project

Sweet and Sawa is a music and DJ project by the Nest Collective, allowing us to explore music production, performance and deejaying as a locus for expressions not possible with our other mediums such as film, fashion and literature.


Blue Ticks and Kisses—An EP (2019)

Blue Ticks and Kisses is a collection of four songs created and produced by the collective in 2019, exploring themes of modern day romance and heartbreak.

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Production Credits

Produced by the Nest Collective in partnership with the Prince Claus Fund
All songs written and performed by the Nest Collective
Recorded, mixed and mastered at the Nest Studios (Shangri-La) by Mars
Vocal performances: Mars, Noel Kasyoka, Njeri Gitungo, Akati Khasiani, Olivia Ambani, Jim Chuchu
Additional instrumentation: Sam Guchu, Ricky Matthews Githinji
Production Support: Njeri Gitungo
Cover Design: Jim Chuchu
Production Accounts: Kendi Kamwambia


Sweet and Sawa Sessions—DJ Mixes by the Nest Collective

As part of our continuing Sweet and Sawa DJ and music project, our in-house DJs Mars, Noel and Ziggie have been releasing DJ mixtapes every two weeks via our Mixcloud channel. Check in every fortnight for the best Afro-house, pop, R&B, Afrobeat and rap, and look out for DJ gigs and nights coming soon!

This week's mix is a collection of groovy remixes of classic familiar favorites, more recent R&B hits and radio friendly funk songs to get you in the mood for a relaxing weekend.

Session One from the Sweet and Sawa Sessions - featuring a bit of Mzansi heat, Nigerian superstars Wizkid and Olamide, East African magic from STL, Brian Simba and Vanessa Mdee, as well as new sounds from artists like Boity Thulo and Mhd.


Emergency—A Music Video (2018)

Emergency is the first music video off our Sweet and Sawa studio album. Starring Adelyne Wairimu, Paul Ogola and Hassan Masika, Emergency is the tale of two lovers who are unaware of the trouble they’re in…


Sweet and Sawa—An Album (2018)

We’re proud to release our debut studio album as a collective, featuring 10 songs written, produced and performed by us!

Production Credits

Produced by the Nest Collective in partnership with RFSU
All songs written, produced and performed by the Nest Collective
Recorded, mixed and mastered at the Nest
Vocal performances: Mars, Noel Kasyoka, Njeri Gitungo, Akati Khasiani, Olivia Ambani, Jim Chuchu
Additional instrumentation: Joe Were, Sam Guchu, Ricky Matthews Githinji
Producer: Njeri Gitungo
Executive Producer: George Gachara
Cover Design: Jim Chuchu
Production Accounts: Wakiuru Njuguna, Kendi Kamwambia, Hope Bii
Assistant Producers: Njoki Ngumi, Sunny Dolat