Monthly Archives: November 2015
” A NEW MAN” by Hauz Of Lenze is for the man who is confident, strong, not afraid to take risks and break fashion rules. The man who is new and has evolved and is likely to set fashion trends.
Models: Francis Mubanga and Alan John
Designer: Brian Ndienze
Photographer: Philly Mohlala
I love the selection of the colours, the earthy tones that most designers usually neglect in their collections and I love that Hauz Of Lenze always offers something unique and says that it is okay for men to wear lace and be a bit risque.
Photos by Edwin Remsberg and Kady Dulny
The first ever African Women Awards took place on the 7th of November 2015 at Meikles Hotel in Harare Zimbabwe. The Africa Women Awards were launched with the aim to: to create a fresh brand of African role models within Africa and accessible to African globally, to pay tribute to African women who have contributed to the development and positive image of Africa as a whole, to share success stories of successful African women on popular international media platforms, to share what is achievable by women in order inspire the new generation and change the perception of female African success, to create a platform spotlight and celebrate excellence in Africa.
The Awards ceremony is a platform under the the African Women Association that was founded by Carol Nyazika and co-founded by Lisa Chiriseri in March 2013.
This is a great platform and very much needed platform for African women. Besides the recognition that the women get they also get a chance to know and connect with other African women in their fields of interest. I really love this because it drives collaboration among African women in solving many problems that we face as women.
The awards were hosted by Mutsa Samuel Kajese and Ruvheneko. Three gorgeous presenters Itai Muthiniri, Misred (Samantha Mussa) and Candice from Zi FM presented the awards for each category.
The ladies who reigned supreme are listed below:
Entertainment and Arts
Creative Visionary Award Winner
Danielle Allen, Fashion Designer (Zimbabwe, Nigeria, UK)
Media Excellence Award Winner
Farai Gundan – co-Founder Farai Media, 2015 Young Global Leader – WEF, speaker, host, Forbes Contributor (Zimbabwe, United States, Africa)
Star Power Award
Bonang Matheba – Talk show host, brand ambassador, designer, radio host
Promising Personality Award
Dillish Mathews -BBA season 8 winner, entertainer, brand ambassador, entrepreneur(Namibia)
Living Legend Award
Biola Alabi – African media expert (Nigeria)
Business and Enterprise Category
Young Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
Nadia Rakotovaoarison -Founding Director Of A Private School “Frisquette”, President Director General of the Top Prime Radio (Madagascar)
Business Achievement Award
Bethlehem TilahunAlemu – CEO & Founder Sole Rebels (Ethiopia)
Industry Excellence Award
Natalie Jabangwe-Morris -Econet Head Business and Marketing Development (Zimbabwe)
Dynamic Start-up Business Award
Jackie Mgido– CEO and Founder Vault Cosmetics (Zimbabwe)
Living Legacy Award
Mrs Folorunsho Alakija – A business tycoon involved in the fashion,oil and printing industries (Nigeria)
Community and Politics
Grass Roots Impact Award
Esther Kalenzi – Founder of a nonprofit organization called 40 days over 40 smiles Foundation (Uganda)
Young Activist Award
Sarah Toumi – Activist (Tunisia)
Social Humanitarian Award
Zeinab Blandia – Peacemaker and community leader from the Nuba Mountains in Sudan (Sudan)
Young Change Maker Award
Juliana Tahina Ratovoson – Director of Partnership and Development at the Ministry of Youth and Sport in Madagascar (Madagascar)
Living Leader Award
Dr. Jennifer Riria – Kenya Group CEO of Kenya Women Holding (Kenya)
My recent trip to Gaborone in Botswana was filled with a lot of first times. My friend Kagiso was celebrating his birthday and we had to do it right by going pub crawling.
What’s a pub crawl? you may wonder (I certainly did) .A pub crawl is a tour that takes in several pubs, clubs, drinking places and eateries, often in one night, with one or more drinks at each. I am not a fan of alcohol but I was so excited for the experience and the best thing about these pub crawls is that there are usually themed. Last month’s theme was Halloween and I must say that there are so folks who definitely looked the part.
This fellow right here thought it was a good idea to come as Morupule B and as someone who has experienced load shedding because… Eish Eskom. I thought his outfit was so cool.
At a pub crawl you don’t pay entrance few at the clubs that you will be going to plus there is a bus that takes you everywhere so you save on petrol and you save yourself some money and get to make new friends. The Gaborone Pub Crawls are usually themed and that’s one of the reasons why I really love the concept.
I did not dress up for Halloween but I showed up and played like it was my mama’s back yard. I met new interesting people at the pub crawl. We even did the zombie walk (well I watched in fascination).
The Afrikan Princess escapades
The Gaborone International Food and Drink Market took place for the 3rd time this year at Bojanala Waterfront in Gaborone. I attended it for the first time and it was my first ever food and drink market. I had fun and for a change it was fun connecting with my friends from Botswana in their home.
Colombian artist Felipe Bedoya is super talent and I really love how his work is presented. I fell in love with one of the photos on instagram. I do not want to ruin the photos by saying to much. For more of the work of this amazing artist check out https://www.behance.net/gallery/30812975/OMO