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Kenya at 50 “Let us stand firm to defend our heritage and splendor”
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As we celebrate 50 years of independence in Kenya, here the speech from President Uhuru Kenyatta made on Mashujaa Day, 20th October 2013. "This year, we mark the Golden Jubilee of our Republic. We intend to commemorate 50 years of...
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LEAP YEAR: The RTW Clothing Lovingly Made In Uganda
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Launched in 2013, Leap Year is a clothing brand made and based in Uganda. It is the premier product from Asali Designs; a company formed by Pamela Kahwa to manifest her dreams and aspirations within the fashion industry. Although Pamela...
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ABIOLA A. OLUSOLA: Effortless Contemporary Fashion Made In Nigeria
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Launched in 2017, Abiola A. Olusola is a contemporary womenswear brand made in Nigeria. Eponymously named after the owner and creative director, Abiola Adeniran-Olusola, the brand’s aesthetic philosophy is built on the belief that dressing should be effortless and chic....
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Aïda Muluneh: Shifting Perceptions Through Photography
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“That’s not African”. It’s a phrase that keeps popping up in many of the interviews we’ve done over the years. A phrase that’s often articulated to an African creative by a non-African. Photographer and contemporary artist, Aïda Muluneh, is one...
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Inspired by Africa: TAWIA DESIGNS by Emmanuel Tawia
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It started with a compliment. While in college, founder - Emmanuel Tawia King -  would make shoes as a hobby. By simply wearing his designs, he’d receive compliments and inquiries on where they could purchase a pair as well. However,...
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Nio Far by Milcos: Giving Shoes The Bògòlan Treatment
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Senegalese footwear brand, Nio Far, wants to get mud all over your shoes. Mud cloth, that is. From afar it would appear that founder and designer, El Hadji Malick Badji – alias Milcos Badji – has simply created a footwear...
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Developing a fashion industry in Africa: Case study South Africa
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South Africa. A country that is already recognised for its rugged beauty, and rich culture has another ace up its sleeve. With the increase of fashion events, the country is emerging as one of the top markets of our time....
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