14. December 2020
I, together with Donata Burmester of 'AfroSchick' were recently invited for an Interview on one of Hamburg's local Internet TV Stations, 'TIDE Hamburg' as guests on the 'Burudika Show', a show that highlights the Art & Music Scene in East Africa. The show presented by 'Carol K.' shines a light on the various ongoings by Artists & Musicians from East Africa based both on the continent & in the Diaspora & we both got a chance to talk more about our experiences as female...
18. November 2020
I miss dressing up to go out for Dinner, I miss putting on make-up to to hide my 'flaws', I miss picking out my outfit & accessories days in advance, I miss looking at the the weather forecast & praying that the weather gods play along with my outfit choice, I miss car doors & restaurant doors being held open for me, I miss the Maitre d' recognising my name (well, why wouldn't he, I made the reservations) I miss reading out dishes on the menu that I cannot even pronounce, I miss...
02. November 2020
''Do I invest more into my business or do I save my resources just in case the current situation goes on longer?'' Many Entrepreneurs (myself included) are finding themselves 'caught between a rock & a hard place' at the moment with the current financial situation that the Pandemic has brought about. For me, it's the not knowing how long this will go on & not having like a particular 'end date' for which I can plan for. And in as much as I as a creative person like to freestyle in most...
28. October 2020
So, a little update on my '52 books a year' reading goal...16 down, 36 to go. And what a variety of books that I have been able to read (listen to) in the last 2 months. Romance galore courtesy of 'Talia Hibbert' in her 3-book series (the final one is coming out soon & I can't wait to listen to it too). Biographies which are not really my thing, but 'Steve Jobs' & 'Candice Brathwaite' have succeeded in changing my mind. A subtle reminder that Racism was & is still ongoing in our...
26. October 2020
A lot has changed in the recent times & in as much as I am a 'preacher of flexibility' (read my previous post), the current travel restrictions are slowly getting on my nerves. I don't know about you but I kind of feel cheated out of my '2020 Travel Plans'. I feel like I haven't gone anywhere this year (even when this post clearly tells another story). So, to try to get myself out of this 'Travel-rut' that I am in, let me take a nostalgic memory trip to 'Lübeck', a small & charming...
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...

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