15. October 2020
One minute you have everything under control,'Everything (well, almost everything) is going as planned & then suddenly, ''Whoosh'', just like that it all changes. And of course, if there's anything that 2020 has tried to teach us, it's that even the 'best laid out plans' also fail. The best that we can do is to try to be flexible in how we respond to such sudden changes. I know, easier said than done. This is me & all my 4 emotions that I experience every single day of my life as an...
05. October 2020
The BLACK BUSINESS DINNER founded by 'Africa Food Festival Berlin' brings together Entrepreneurs, Mentors & individuals with interesting networks together at one table, in a relaxed atmosphere to offer them a chance to get to know each other, interact & mix up their different positive energies. I had the pleasure to attend the 2nd edition last week in Berlin. This was my first 'real' networking Event since the Pandemic struck & oh boy, was I excited. It felt good to go on the train...
02. September 2020
Yes, another lovely surprise was in store for me all thanks to the 'Hamburger Sparkasse' Bank & of course 'AfroSchick'. Our recently launched 'Khanga Zetu' Collection was exhibited for 2 weeks at the bank's branch on Fuhlsbüttler Straße & I finally got a chance to go & see it. I was beyond thrilled to see this and am very greatful for the representation that really matters not just to me as a Black Female Entrepreneur but also as a long term client of this Bank. I apologize for...
29. August 2020
Finally, the 'Khanga Zetu' Collection is ready for sale & available exlusively on the newly launched online store 'Afroschick'. This has been an almost 4 year journey for me as an individual but also for 'Oriwo Design' as a brand. I remember the first time I received this 'Kisutu' Fabric as a gift from a dear friend of mine & immediately fell in love with it. I designed & made 2 pieces from it, a skirt that I wore 'here' & the ruffle shirt that Donata of 'Afroschick' wore here....
05. July 2020
I remember when we were advised/requested to stay home at the beginning of the Pandemic so as to contain the spread the disease, I promised myself that if the situation ever improved, I would spend all the free time I had outside. So when the opportunity arose, trust me I went all out & took a short trip to 'Marschacht', a charming little area on the shores of the Alster River & had a beautiful day there. I took a walk along the river bank, had something to eat & simply enjoyed the...
23. June 2020
Have you ever read a book & felt as if you were watching a film? Yes, that's the feeling that I got when reading 'The Woman in the Window' by A.J. Finn. Am not such a big fan of thriller based books but since I got back to 'Audible', I've been pushing myself to try out new genres & this book did not disappoint me at all. It's full of twists, turns & suspence that one expects from a psychological thriller. Narrated by Anna Fox, a former child psychologist living in a big house in...
14. June 2020
Someone recently labeled the current happenings in regards to the protests against Police Brutality & sheer Racism that has been taking place all over the world as a 'Black Lives Matter' moment'. A white Fashion & Lifestyle blogger who I follow & whose content I actually like. She then went ahead & corrected her statement & called it a 'Movement' instead of a 'Moment'. But you know what, the damage was already done because her viewing it as a 'passing thing' is exactly how...
21. May 2020
''Oooops, I did it again...' I added another year to my age. Am greatful for another year, for health (in a very big way this year), for family, loved ones, am just greatful. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me!
01. May 2020
Life can be really funny sometimes, I mean, who had ever thought that in 2020, every single thing in the whole wide world would come to a standstill. Absolutely nothing is like it used to be, many have experienced loss in unimaginable ways, but in a weird way, life still exists & is just going on (same but somehow different). I pray that you & your loved ones are well. Am doing fine, on a life rollercoaster & simply going with the ride, enjoying what I can & screaming out when I...
05. March 2020
I was recently invited to a party by a friend (actually a lady that I work for who has since become a friend). I really wanted to wear something handmade & even had an idea in my head of a dress with some African print & fringes to make it fun. It was a house party & there would be some 'Swing & Jazz' music, so I thought that 'Fringe' would make a perfect addition to my outfit because of it's movement & flirt-ability (does that word even make sense)! There's this dress that...

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