Category: Fashion

Kenyan teen’s extraordinary artistry garners international praise

Wangari Njoroge Art as a career is slowly seeing the light of day as many creatives are being given the spaces they have long deserved while getting recognition for their work. Hailing from Mombasa County in Kenya’s Coastal region, Zubeda Shabaan Maloba an exceptional artist has continued to gain both local and international acknowledgement for […]

Zimbabwean women turning waste into livelihoods.

Regina Pasipondya Dressed up as beggars with large sacks on their backs, moving around in teams of twos, the women of the ‘IVA’ group from Domboshava, Mungate community in Zimbabwe move around picking up plastic bottles and other recycled materials for sale. The initiator, leader of the group IVA meaning; ‘you can become whatever you […]

Empowering Financial Status of Women Through Fashion

Precious Akintulubo Fourty years old Lydia struggled for years without a steady source of income despite being a mother. Her financial difficulties significantly impacted her family’s well-being. However, her situation changed when she connected with Project Rebirth.  Upon learning that she could receive free training and eventually purchase her own sewing machine through installment payments, […]

Young women breaking barriers in Nigeria’s male-dominated work

Yahuza Bawage It was a sweltering Wednesday in February 2024. Salome Lenshie was engrossed in her latest project – transforming a client’s single room and bathroom with a fresh painting design. Painting wasn’t always Lenshie’s intended path. In 2019, she hired a professional to decorate her room, but learned lathat she couldn’t afford the fees […]

Jeans-to-bag: Promoting education, environmental sustainability in rural communities

Phillip Anjorin Miracle Bankole, a Primary Five student of Holy Prophet Primary School in Isale Odo-Ogun, was ecstatic when she got a free backpack made with jeans from the members of the SecureCycle Environmental and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI), better known as Securecycle in January. “Now, I don’t have to go around with the shame […]

Nigeria’s biggest export to the world

Mosunmola Ogi-Olu In the diverse world of cultures around the globe, music stands as one of Nigeria’s most significant exports, creating a vibrant melody that echoes far beyond its borders. AfroBeat as it is called has become a cultural sensation on the international stage. Afrobeat has been famously described as a fusion of traditional African […]

Lesotho youth launch largest export project

Mots’elisi Jesseica Sekonyela Maseru, Lesotho Lesotho-born Khotso Maphathe, a fine arts photographer, creative director and filmmaker in March 2023 pioneered a five to ten year awareness campaign called “Maipato the faceless wool community” The 25-year old said this project is aimed at awakening Basotho and giving them a face in the wool and mohair industry  […]

Waste manager transforms scrap tyres to sustainable lifestyle products

Esther Kalu The popular saying,”Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder,”defines the lens through which Amidu Mohammed, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and founder of PlastiBuild Creative Solutions, finds waste ( scrap tyres) attractive. The 24-year-old waste manager through his startup, officially founded in 2018 uses mostly scrap tyres as raw material to help […]

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