Brighton Student Wins £39k for Kenyan Nightclub Project

Brighton Student Wins £39k for Kenyan Nightclub Project

Brighton University’s Jesse Mugambi has been declared a joint winner of the Jägermeister’s Save The Night initiative, receiving €50,000 (£39,000) to bring his vision of a sustainable nightclub and music studio to life in Nairobi, Kenya.

Dubbed “Studio Can-V,” Mugambi’s project aims to create a multi-functional space that caters to Nairobi’s burgeoning electronic music scene, providing both a creative hub for artists and an inclusive venue for the community.

Mugambi, transitioning from architecture graduate to master’s in sustainability, conceived the idea during his undergraduate studies. The project, designed to be built from shipping containers and renewable materials by local artisans, was chosen from over 300 submissions across 50 countries.

Studio Can-V aspires to be a cultural cornerstone in Nairobi, offering a platform for young DJs and musicians, especially from underprivileged backgrounds, to showcase their talent and contribute to a more egalitarian society.

The initiative is part of Jägermeister’s broader Save The Night fund, aimed at rejuvenating and supporting nightlife culture globally. By funding projects like Studio Can-V and a documentary in Northern Ireland, the campaign addresses critical socio-political issues while fostering the growth of nightlife in a constructive manner.

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