Hello guys! Apologies for the mini-break in posting. I hope you’ve all been okay! I have an exciting story to tell. On October 16th, it was just a normal day like any other but I was in a race! In the morning, I was on my to Nairobi’s VFS Visa application centre, my heart palpitating, my mom on my side trying to calm me down. It was to travel the next day and my Schengen Visa was not in my hands. Read more
If you read my previous post, you must have noticed that I recently got appointed to be a Global Schools Ambassador by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Youth Initiative.
Global Schools Ambassadors coordinate local efforts to empower schools and teachers to educate children on the SDGs and serve as official spokespersons for the Global Schools Program.
Never EVER underestimate the power of dreaming big. You may be going hungry right now, sacrificing a lot to be a better person tomorrow and I just want to assure you that it’s not in vain.
A host of exciting stuff has happened in my life over the past six months, and I’ll highlight the BEST five and the lessons I got from them. Be inspired!
1. BBC Komla Dumor Award 2018 shortlisting
I must admit that this one came as a shocker! It was especially heartwarming since the last BBC job I applied for? I got rejected at the final interview. I remember that evening I was super nervous. The interview was held at some residence in Karen and the cold was not helping out either.
She’s basically multi-talented. From being a commercial model to hosting her own radio show, Lihle Nkosi has gone beyond borders to be a voice of the youth in Johannesburg.
Nkosi has been chosen to become a Miss Earth South Africa Ambassador. She took to Instagram to share the exciting news with her follower; she was rocking a pageant sash.
One of her immediate projects is creating environmental awareness through the #WasteStopsWithMe campaign. It is set to be a monthly school cleaning activity that will run for three months. This came shortly after a workshop with Change Agent SA.
Cape Town-based model Olivia Sang has landed a powerful feature on BBC Africa’s One Minute Stories. She opened up about how she has had to battle colourism since she started her career as a model.
“I would not trade my skin in the world. If I had to come back in another life, I would still choose to come back as a black girl,” she said.
Hollywood director Hannah Lux Davis is undoubtedly one of the world’s most renowned music video creators. She has worked on visuals that have garnered billions of views. For example, Ariana Grande’s “Side To Side” featuring Nicki Minaj has over 1 billion views on Youtube.
Just a few weeks ago, Diamond Platnumz, one of Africa’s top musicians released an album titled A Boy From Tandale. It has been doing well. The launch was in Nairobi and was attended by the who is who in the East African entertainment industry.
He later released a spanking new video, “African Beauty” featuring American singer Omarion to promote the album. The latter was actually in Kenya to support him during his album release. The song is a groovy Afropop release, created by Nigerian producer Krizbeatz, the same guy who worked on Tekno’s 2016 hit “Pana”. It is characterized by a catchy, smooth rock music backdrop.