Posts tagged with "Lifestyleblog"



05. May 2021
Stop expecting my life to be easy. Life is not easy for everyone (well, not all the time anyway), we all experience major challenges & that does not mean that we are doing it wrong. Stop expecting myself to be able to manage more than I have the capacity to cope with. I need to learn to set boundaries not only for others but for myself too. Learn to stop taking on too much & reacting in shock or shame when I can't do it all. I literally don't need to do it all, nobody does. Stop...
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...
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....
23. October 2019
A love story between 2 Kenyan girls in a society that does not recognise same sex relationship is what this film is all about. 'Rafiki' means 'Friends' in Swahili & that's exactly how the relationship between the 2 starts. This is the first Kenyan film to ever be screened at the 'Cannes Film Festival', a film that was banned in it's own country of origin (the ban was lifted for 7 days to allow the public to watch the film after it created waves in Cannes). 'Rafiki' was one of the many films...
03. September 2019
What have you done recently that was out of your comfort zone, or simply something new? I went golfing with a friend...yes, you read it right, Golfing! The 'PWGT 2019', is an annual golfing event organized by 'Provinzperle', an event location & organiser based in Lüneburg for a good cause. It takes place at the the posh St. Dionyser Golf Club. I have never been to a Golf Club before, I mean in Kenya there is one in almost every city but unless you belong to a certain 'class' in the...
25. April 2019
I should already be in bed by now but here I am, wide awake as I type this special Blogpost. It's not just any normal day for me because my baby boy is turning 5 years today. Typing it makes it feel even more real & maybe reading this a couple of times will help me get used to the idea that I have a 5 year old son! Going through the photos & videos that I've made of him through the years bring back such beautiful memories which in turn make me feel so grateful to have him in my...
30. January 2019
Somebody pinch me! Ok, that's the feeling that I've been having ever since I received a phone call to let me know that I had won the 'afrika!Community Award in the 'Business Category' late last year. This is not the first award that I have won but this is special because it came at a time when I was dealing with some self-doubt as a business owner, which I wrote about here.

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