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Brave Hearts Never Fail: The Kidd Hunta Story

 

From the primordial wasteland where survival is the only thing that matters, comes Kidd Hunta – fighting through harshest environments with only his wit, and his spear handed down from his father. The Kidd Hunta is here to take on the world with no apologies. With his spear, he aims and strikes true to his target.

The story of this young African Boy fighting is the inspiration for Kidd Hunta. He encapsulates an entrepreneurial go getter spirit with a uniquely African outlook. With Kidd Hunta we bring the traditional values of bravery, courage and fearlessness into the modern world, and stake our claim.

This is no ordinary clothing label, because this is no ordinary kid. Kidd Hunta, has found the beast within himself, and uses that to survive. Today – his same spirit ignites a flame expressed in the design of the Kidd Hunta label.

Kidd Hunta shows no mercy, but does so in a modern setting-with style.

For the modern day fighter, comes Kidd Hunta – a label which draws strength from a strong African Past and runs courageously into the future. Brave Hearts Never Fail.

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EQLBRM SS15/16 By Haus Of Stone

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Haus of Stone SS15/16 Lookbook is such a feast for my eyes. It was shot at Birchenough Bridge in Manicaland Zimbabwe. What caught my attention is how the clothes and the model stand out even though surrounded by a beautiful scenery. Haus Of Stone is one of my best Zimbabwean designers.

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Make-Up: Langa Cosmetics

Designs By: Haus Of Stone

Photography: Focust Images

Compiled By: curateNOW

Shoes: Shoko Bespoke

“The hope and the desire to find balance in a time and space where it is non-existent…. where noise can co-exist in harmony with silence, and where purity resides between the lines. The embroidered linear and geometric patterns are abstract representations of Zimbabwe’s urban structures, specifically that of BirchenoughBridge in Manicaland.”
–Danayi Chapfika Founder

 

 

 

For orders email info@hausofstone.com and visit http://hausofstone.tumblr.com/

The First Ever African Women Awards: A Huge Success

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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.

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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 TilahunAlemuCEO & 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)

Africa Reign: Lisa Chiriseri

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Lisa Chiriseri is the founder of FACEZ which stands for “Fund A Child’s Education Zimbabwe” and FACEZ’s vision is to build a powerful local based education fund that assists marginalized and under privileged children attain a brighter future through access education and holistic support. Lisa also founded “Street Exit Strategies”a rehabilitation organisation working with people living and working on the street. Girls and women are close to Lisa’s heart and that is why she founded “Girls Monthly Meet” a young women’personal development program with over 160 members to date.

Lisa has co-founded the African Women Awards that aim to eradicate poverty, oppression, gender inequality and promote independence by providing impact on sustaining solutions for women. The awards will provide access to education, training and mentorship to African Women.

Africa Reign sounds to me like two words that present well who we are as a people; Kings and Queens, Princesses and Princes.  Africans have always held each other in high esteem , each tribe or family known and respected for their uniqueness and strengths.

How can we as the African youth build the African Dream?

We as African youth can build the African Dream by driving a collective understanding of what the ‘dream’ truly is. Over the years Africans youth have become less and less like the generations before us in our thinking and behaviour- we are less community minded and more individualistic, less giving and more about grabbing, less patient and perseverant and ever looking for ways to get rich quick, we are less moral and more self destructive than ever and we have no idea how to get back to where we once were as a people and in some cases no DESIRE to do so. All this is due to the fact that we lack a common vision, a common understanding and common goal for where we want Africa to be and how we can be involved in helping her get there.

African youth must rise to mould  and shape the true  the African Dream-  brand it, propel it, love it and each take the personal responsibility of living  deliberately , intentionally and purposefully towards it.

Do u think the youth is motivated enough to help develop Africa?

 I think African youth are extremely driven and motivated. We just sometimes lack common direction and understanding. It is our welcomed role to drive the development of Africa we just need to have our energies honed and channeled towards collective progress and productivity.

What is women empowerment & entrepreneurship’s role in developing a better Africa?

Empowering women has been proven to be one of the most powerful micro development tools. A woman’s  success will always equate to a family’s upliftment. Empower every single women in Africa today and see this continent’s people fully taken care of without a doubt. We still however need men- their experience, their expertise their objectivity and their male instincts have driven and still support development today. Entrepreneuership will take Africa to the next level; it will allow us to begin to control, hone and maximise our wealth and resources for ourselves,  own the process and benefit to the fullest from every stage of that process. Africa must continue to produce world class entrepreneurs that will lead and sustain the rest of our societies.

 

See the African Women Awards www.africanwomenawards.com for more info and inspiration on where Africa is going and which women are taking her there…. 

And see www.facez.co.zw  for an idea of what some young people have begun to do to make sure that Africa ‘s future is protected..

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