There is a slight misconception I continue to see with some African brands on the use of local influencers. Influencers seemingly are associated with luxury, exclusive or premium brands. True, these exclusive brands are trying to make their products or services more relatable to a certain audience whilst being aspirational to others. What I tend … More Are Brands Tapping Everyday Influencers Successfully?
It resembled a place she once called home. Nostalgic memories flooded her mind on the drive from the airport. The streets were familiar. She could trace the route home in her sleep. Not much change. Just dilapidation. Everywhere she looked, the city was painted with struggle, hopelessness. People missioning to and fro for very little. Money was … More Homecoming Part III: Arrival
She knew what she had to do. Ought to do. She couldn’t continue in wonder without purpose. Far from having it all figured out, she had to dive all in. Her body screamed at her. Rejecting everything she was to do. Puzzled and perplexed. The faces that stared back at her when she spoke of … More Homecoming Part II: Courage
The moment she realised her reality. The moment all her fears and anxieties flooded over her. She could barely breathe, fighting for air. This isn’t the way she’d planned for things to turn out. This was not the plan. She felt disconnected in a world where connections were everything. Ruin was hers. She’d be going home exactly … More Homecoming Part I: Anxiety
I really wasn’t going to say anything about the most recent xenophobic attacks and anti-foreigner marches taking place in South Africa. But, my palms were itching. I am no journalist or political activist of sorts. I am a human being. One with an opinion and a platform to share this. My initial thought to not … More The Institutionalisation of Xenophobia
I never chose to be made Or tell father to abandon ship I never chose to be created No gun in holster at my hip Planted in your womb for lack of choice To you I am nothingness. Null. Void. – Where else was I to grow? In pursuit to be perfect me A million others I … More Why Are You Rejecting Me?
Former finance professional, Tendo Nagenda is one of the key players who brought Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’ to life and in such a beautiful way. I have always had a strong fascination with the people behind the scenes that are instrumental to creating works of art that we enjoy today. For me, it’s about the … More The King Behind Queen of Katwe
Lately, I realised that something in my life was missing. Something was amiss and I’d lost the sparkle that lighted my days. Sometimes minuscule but always there. Kid Cudi wrote a song about it. Isn’t that what most people want at the end of the day? Happiness. I thought that was what I too desired, … More How My Instagram Feed Brought Me Back To God
And yes, I speak of the black woman. I speak of the black woman, because she is oft at the bottom of the food chain. I speak of the black woman, because she is constantly in question. I speak of the black woman, because I am she. The realisation that hit me is that when … More Black Woman, Love Yourself
I recently watched an old movie called “Rumour Has It”. It’s a rather twisted movie about a young woman named Sarah who is returning home with her fiancé for her little sister’s wedding, and finds out a family secret: a week before her wedding day, Sarah’s mother slept with a man who had previously slept … More Guest Post: ‘Help! I’m Attracted To Bad Boys’ by Sonia Dube