Award winning Kenyan photographer, Osborne Macharia captured some boss retro-glam grannies in his newest photo series “The Kenyan League Of Extraordinary Grannies.”

Macharia explains that:

“This is the story of Kenya’s League of Extravagant Grannies who were once corporate and government leaders in the 1970’s but are now retired. They now live the retired high life travelling to exotic and remote areas within Africa to explore, party and enjoy in exclusivity.

We managed to catch up with 3 of them in Somalia soon after they landed. Little is know about them till now…..”

Go behind the scenes of this epic shoot with stylist, Kevin Abbra: NYANYE: Retro Grannies

MS. M ADHIAMBO - FORMER MINISTER OF TRADE & INDUSTRY (1972-1980)

MS. M ADHIAMBO – FORMER MINISTER OF TRADE & INDUSTRY (1972-1980)

MRS. S WERE - FORMER ECONOMIST AND PERSONAL ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENT (1972-1992)

MRS. S WERE – FORMER ECONOMIST AND PERSONAL ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENT (1972-1992)

MRS. KAMAU NJUGUNA - FORMER GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA (1980-1985)

MRS. KAMAU NJUGUNA – FORMER GOVERNOR, CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA (1980-1985)

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STYLING / PRODUCTION: Kevin Abbra

MAKE UP: Valary Mdeizi

HAIR STYLING: Richard Kinyua (Strand Africa)

CONCEPT & PHOTOGRAPHY: Osborne Macharia