These Badass Grandmas Stay Slaying Decades After Their Retirement

March 10, 2016

Stepping down from their various positions of work in the Kenyan government during the 70s, these women retired to the ultimate baby girl lifestyle.

They now spend their time travelling to exotic tourists sites in Africa and partying exclusively.

Catching up with three of them in Somalia, self-taught Kenyan digital artist and photographer, Osborne Macharia, together with his team created beautiful portraits of them just in time for International Women’s Day.

After failing an exam while studying Architecture at university, Osborne stumbled on the work of sensational photographer, Joey Lawrence and got inspired. He has since used his pictures as a means of showing the beautiful side of his country to the world.

Here are the portraits from the Project Nyanye shoot:

Mrs S. Were

She was the Economist and Personal Advisor to the Kenyan president between 1972 and 1992.

Ms. M. Adhiambo

She served as the Minister of Trade and Industry from 1972 to 1980.

Mrs Kamau Njuguna

She was the Governor of Central Bank of Kenya between 1980 and 1985.

Being one of the finalists of the 2016 HasselBlad Masters photography competition, Osborne has also worked for international brands such as Coca-Cola, Samsung, Toyota and so many others.

You can head to his Behance page and website to keep tabs on other beautiful photos from him. Instagram account: @osborne_macharia
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