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In this world where most women me included are always looking for the next big secret to  weight loss, we always want to be inspired to get fit but essentially we want to feel better & love ourselves, I believe that’s the real thing we want to get at, we want to love our external shell better or more..Yes in that world, there are people like Yinka who can inspire you through her weight loss journey to get to your fitness goals.I often go on youtube & look for inspirational weight loss stories.I enjoyed hearing people talking about how they got their weight down ,how they did it ect…We are all different we all strugle with weight issues for different reasons, low self-esteem, fear of success, there are so many various reasons.I was happy to see a fellow African woman ,(Yinka is Nigerian American) tell her story.She went on a90


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Picture credit Tedx facebook page I am a big Tedx exchange fan & I found Halima’s talk by accident one day when I really needed some motivation. She was handpicked by the Gates Foundation to share her st Listening to her I was pumped to go and do great things.Halima was born in Niger, that’s where she grew up.Encouraged by her parents at 15 years old she became the first president of the youth parlment.One of her primary task was to encourage girls education in her home country.That’s something still to this day is very important to her.She had the opportunity quite young to leave her family & move to New Mexico to attend the prestigious United World College.United  World  College is a phenomenal school where brilliant kids from all around the world meet and learn not only from their teachers but from each other.From that experience she keeps wonderful


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Blame it on my private Christian high school education lol , at my middle school Jeanne D’arc de Dakar ,girls were girly and prissy.They prided themselves in having the nicest pens, the nicest pencils,the most precious stationary paper  Yes I remenber back then going to Mon Ami one of the most famous bookstore in downtown Dakar and admiring the cutest made in china stationary goods ..I’m in love with paper goods so when I saw one of my favorite all time blogger ‘s stationary goods I was exciteddd & I can’t wait to get my hands on her beautiful work.If you are not familiar with photographer can I say she’s a celebrity now yes I think it’s safe to say that about the illustrator, story teller and just a wonderful woman go on her webbie:http://www.garancedore.fr/ Yaye


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She’s my kind of girl, poised, professional, successful:) In the magazine world, she holds one of the most sought after position, Fashion Editor.She gets to decide every month what you’ll dream of wearing, she gets to tell a story through beautiful styling.She gets to work with talented photographers, videographers,writers, make up artists.She gets to attend beautiful fashion shows around the world, she gets to “play pretty”.When you look at her pictures, her maturity may fool you in thinking that she’s older than she looks ,she’s under 30 years old.While studying fashion she worked in retail ,learning about how to sell clothe,what style people like.Afterward she got an opportunity to work on a fashion tv series called  African Couture.Before taking on the fashion editor position at Elle Magazine she held the same position at Drum Magazine.Asanda’s professionalism & sense of fashion lead her to work with well respected fashion companies such


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Vava Angwenyi is the founder of the made in Kenya by Kenyans coffee company Vava Coffee.She started her business in 2009 of course it wasn’t easy being that she had pursued long studies in statistics and finance people expected her to pursue traditional avenues however as a strong African woman she walked her path.This summer she’s working on selling abroad her products.From looking at her various interviews besides the coffee itself what’s interesting about her venture is the social aspect.She emphasizes a lot on the social sustainability of Vava Coffee.Her business provides jobs to farmers,seamstresses,, the major part of her employees come from lower income areas, people in need of financial stability.Vava also recognizes that her product packaging, the coffee sack totes, the coffee bags are a big part of her success; her clients like and purchase them.Every time you purchase coffee attached to each bag there’s a picture of


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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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