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Who ever said that we African women aren’t creative? Well Zani Suttle is here to prove them wrong.I love the business idea she came up with , simple concept but so much fun for little girls age 2-10 years old. Basically her company Polkadot What offers the possibility for your little mini me to chose the colors & shapes for each leg of their fav’ legging, get it So you can spend time with your little girls choosing stars, hearts, circles and many other shapes for their leggings. And it’s working Alhamdoulilah, celeb kids like Nahla Aubry (Halle Berry’s dughter) can be spotted wearing the polkadot what brand. The leggings are made of cotton & spandex. Now a little background on the founder, Zani has an academic background in advertisement and journalism, she’s worked for American PR agencies on respected brands like Gap Kids,BCBG to name a few..oh and before


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While still a student at the Kigali Institute of Science & Technology, Clarisse founded her company Hehe Limited , a business that provides mobile application training & consulting as well as faster ways for businesses to reach their clientele, bref she’s a techie girl. At 25 years old, she’s a model for the new generation of Rwandan youth, she shows that  with ideas, determination and guidance they can do pretty much what they want to do. As a  young child, Clarisse dreamed of becoming an astronaut, she was also attracted to sciences . Today her company employs 4 skilled workers ,go girl! Last year, she won the Project Inspire Africa TV competition with a sweet financial reward of 50 000 USD. Along with other Rwandan IT entrepreneurs they launched the Ihills a startup tech network, girl is on a roll. Clarisse also founded an online directory & mobile marketing platform.


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Hello you guyz, it’s been a minute, hope everything is going well in your lives. I missed y’all but wasn’t feel great but Alhamdoulilah I’m better so let’s gooooo:) Julie Kouamo is a textile  & interior designer of Malian & French ancestry. As an artist, she lets her imagination run free on her print, textile & wallpaper designs . Julie is inspired by nature, colors, climate conditions, vegetation, her various trips around the world & her Cameroonian origins. Miss Kouamo studied at one of the best fashion school in London,the St Martins School of Art. Listening to her interview with the French Radio London, I grasp that not only is she an artist but she’s really aware of the business aspect of things (tres important). In the same interview she  candidly shares how challenging it is as an artist to be her own boss, indeed she has to be motivated


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I’ve been stalking following Indonesian & Malaysian Muslimah bloggers for a while now. Yes I lenjoy their posts on faith,  family life, husbands, kids and their fierce & modest fashion style. Fifi Alvianto the editor in chief of Laiqa Magazine is one of my fav’ muslimah blogger. I was excited when she announced last year that she was launching her own magazine Laiqa.From the look of it Laiqa has a promising future, cool layouts, great photography but most importantly it’s a contemporary magazine geared towards” today Muslimahs”! Good luck & long life to Laiqa:) http://laiqamagz.com/ Yaye


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Hello you guz, happy blessed friday & February 1st:) Time is running, hope you are taking full advantage of it to live your best life:) Last year in Dakar we tackled in a large scale the controversial problem of skin bleaching following the advertisement of a bleaching cream on advertising panels all over the city. A counter-attack campaign was born called Nuul Kuk, which in the Woloff dialect means black , black as hell lol just kidding ..Anywhoo that was really the first time  we saw part of the youth talk  via social media about their love for our natural beautiful skin. That being said, I find the short movie ” Yellow Fever” by Kenyan filmaker Ng’endo right on the topic & at the same time it makes me realize that all throughout Africa there is a really serious problem of identity. Ng’endo presented this 6 minutes animated movie as


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Good Morning er’body:) Hope you are doing wonderful & are ready to “attack” your day:) “Being technically perfect isn’t the only goal, nor is it why I dance.” So browsing through the net as usual, I found out accidentlly about Fana a beautiful & gifted artist with the renown dance company Alvin Ailey. Reading through her blog with the dance company,I gathered that she trained with various teachers at different schools such as the Ballet Madison,the Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, the Ailey School … Reading her blog and looking at her performance pictures, I’m left thinking that her life could easily be translated on the big screen. I have a huge respect for dancers because it surely takes great discipline, strong passion & focus to get there.  She has a huge respect for choreographer Judith Jamison for pushing her to go further in the expression of movement. Her


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Hello you guyz , hope you are doing wonderful! Lately I’ve been really interested in the riveting journeys of women like Alicia Keys. I watched a good interview of hers on ivillage which I’m gonna share with you.She shared how she’s learning to balance both her professional & personal life, juggling promoting a new CD, her non profit orginazation, her baby boy and husband..As a business woman she’s interested in business ventures that inspire uplift yet are profitable. With her creative & business team they created this cool app for children called Mama Mae & Lee Lee based on her own relationship with her grandma. It encourages children to ask themselves questions, develop their self esteem, get into  journaling check it out: Mama Mae & LeeLee Alicia Keys in the Business of Inspiration Yaye


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“So guyz back  end of the summer of 2012 I was involved with a cool project called “Women Groove Factory”basically it’s a project centered around 2 Senegalese female artists who come from different horizons and work around an album. It was a great experience, met some cool cool people and spent some time documenting their journey, so this essay is part of it.We went to Niodior, the village of Nnima…good experience I shall share more abt my experience with the Women Factory in the near futur” On a rainy Saturday we squeezed up into a van, and by we I mean the La Factory /Women groove family on our merry way towards the village of Niodior in the regions of the Sine & Saloum.We were going to visit Gnima’s family. The Women Groove Family include Sarah our extraordinary photographer, Dalliso our resident film maker, Cheikh & Jules our camera men, drivers/problems


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I totally get what executive producer Nosarieme Garrick is trying non will do with this 8 Parts documentary (the series will be available mid 2013) on what  Africans are really doing.I gets the project so much because that’s what my webbie is about; showing our talents and our thirst for growth.Nosa has written for publications like Afripop,Sahara Reports so she knows what she’s talking about.In the trailer she goes to her home country Nigeria and meets up with a nigerian photography collective and follows them as they carry on with their projects. In the kickstarter video she interviews people like Sean Jacobs  the founder of “Africa is a country”, Tigist Selam an Ethiopian German actress and other fabulous african media key players .So the plan is to start shooting in Africa starting October, meeting young people with cool ideas making it and bringing social change in our continent.There’s a big


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Beauty, Brains & Heart! Mari Malek is a succesful New York model & DJ who could have just chosen 2 living it up carefree. Hower raised by a giving mother, affected by  the South & North Sudan conflict ,once she was reunited with her cousin Dut Leek Deng (one of the “Lost boy of Sudan”) they decided to do something & created the Southern Sudan Initiatve. The goal of this organization is to help the southern sudane community through clean water, developing agriculture,promoting academic education,providing & training medical healthcare services, tout un bon programme! Part of Mari aka Dj Stilleto’s efforts revolve under fundraising cocktail parties or mini fashion shows.If you can’t attend her events, you can sponsor the building of a water well by donating money.Mari was honored for her work last year at the Black Girls Rock Bet Event. http://www.watercreateslife.blogspot.com/ & http://southernsudaninitiatives.org/site/ Yaye


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