• Barasa didn't stop there, pioneering PSG (Pro Series Gaming) with his business partner and Naiccon Cofounder, and streamlining a couple of other ideas we had discussed, that hopefully will see the light of day, as his legacy continues.
Brian Barasa Wafula had many dreams for the Kenyans comic and gaming industry. But those dreams were cut short last night when he was involved in a fatal road accident.
Details are still scanty.
Still reeling from the news. With many good things good to say about Brian Barasa Wafula's impact on the Nairobi comic & cosplay scene & its growth, what jumps to mind is this. If "If you build it, they will come" was a person, Barasa was that person.#Naiccon @ProSeriesGame pic.twitter.com/yiURGs1RSq— Mutendei Writes (@Mutendei_Writes) July 19, 2021
Barasa was the head of business development Pro Series Gaming and is credited for founding the Nairobi edition of Naicon, a platform for the pop culture experience in Africa that also host the Nairobi Comic Convention.
His fellow colleagues in he fraternity send in their condolences.
Mutendei Writes: Man! Still reeling from this news. There are many things good to say about Brian Barasa Wafula and the impact he had in the Nairobi comic and cosplay entertainment scene, and its growth.
The first thing with Barasa that jumps to mind is this. If "If you build it, they will come" was to be a person, Barasa was that person, introducing me (and many others) to the local comic book scene, and its potential, at the periodic Comfee meetup where I first met Point Blank Evumbi and our collaboration on the Shadow Walkers series was born.
Barasa didnt stop there, pioneering PSG (Pro Series Gaming) with his business partner and Naiccon Cofounder, and streamlining a couple of other ideas we had discussed, that hopefully will see the light of day, as his legacy continues.
Kudos to Point Blank Evumbi for this fitting comic character portrait, capturing Barasa in the context of the art he helped build locally.
Point Blank Evumbi: He introduced himself to me back in 2008. Attended an event I co-founded religiously. (@wapilive) I met a lot of his friends and peers who were interested in my art and collaboration opportunities.
He wrote a paper on me once. Never read it, but I did hear that he passed the class that asked for it.
Him and his friends then founded @naiccon_ea thanks to these brilliant young people, I had an audience when I launched #homeguard2 #nrvffnumber1 #nrvffnumber2 #shadowwalkers1
Barasa was a sounding board, trail blazer, leader and to me, a valued friend. I regret not saying that enough. I regret even more, not telling him that I loved him.
Rest well brother. We'll continue what you started and pass it on for generations to come.
May he rest in peace.