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I wanted to start this post with this video because I think that it’s really explanatory of  the actions of Burkinabe Architect Francis Kere in his home village of  Gando. Mr Kere was the recipient of a  German bursary which allowed him to study architecture in Germany.While there, his village was heavy on his mind.Even though he was still in school he was impatient to make a change in his country so with the help of friends and his association “Schulbausteine für Gando” he set to use the western architecture methods he learned in Germany and adapt them to the reality of Africa. The first thing he did with the help of the villagers was build a school made with mud bricks, now you know that our African sun shine bright therefore when the walls are made entirely of cement it can get really warm ( trust me I know


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Who ever said that we African women aren’t creative? Well Zani Suttle is here to prove them wrong.I love the business idea she came up with , simple concept but so much fun for little girls age 2-10 years old. Basically her company Polkadot What offers the possibility for your little mini me to chose the colors & shapes for each leg of their fav’ legging, get it So you can spend time with your little girls choosing stars, hearts, circles and many other shapes for their leggings. And it’s working Alhamdoulilah, celeb kids like Nahla Aubry (Halle Berry’s dughter) can be spotted wearing the polkadot what brand. The leggings are made of cotton & spandex. Now a little background on the founder, Zani has an academic background in advertisement and journalism, she’s worked for American PR agencies on respected brands like Gap Kids,BCBG to name a few..oh and before


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While still a student at the Kigali Institute of Science & Technology, Clarisse founded her company Hehe Limited , a business that provides mobile application training & consulting as well as faster ways for businesses to reach their clientele, bref she’s a techie girl. At 25 years old, she’s a model for the new generation of Rwandan youth, she shows that  with ideas, determination and guidance they can do pretty much what they want to do. As a  young child, Clarisse dreamed of becoming an astronaut, she was also attracted to sciences . Today her company employs 4 skilled workers ,go girl! Last year, she won the Project Inspire Africa TV competition with a sweet financial reward of 50 000 USD. Along with other Rwandan IT entrepreneurs they launched the Ihills a startup tech network, girl is on a roll. Clarisse also founded an online directory & mobile marketing platform.


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M’tita Bamako presents a handbag line inspired by the creator Marta Carrascoca’s various trips in Bamako, Marocco, Spain & Belgium. I really like her boubou inspired bags collections made with bazin fabric as well as her commemorative bags line. http://www.mtitabamako.com Yaye


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J’aime vraiment beaucoup …OUI,  I enjoy her sweet and melodious vibe. When we usually think of Angolan music usually, we tend to think  of Kuduru music echididii ehh echididi .Well, you’ll be glad to know that  there are other type of artists there like Aline who’s influenced by Cape Verdean, jazz music,African rythm & bossanova. Aline Fell in love with music at age 9, wrote her first songs at age 15 but it was later on in her early twenties while she lived in Brazil that she dipped seriously in the music field. Aline played at various bars, cafe concert places, bref wherever she could do what she likes best;playing live music. When you listen to her music, the way she dresses , carries herself , it’s easy to see that she’s a nomad at heart. Her gypsy mindset is reflected through her first album entitled ” Clave Bantu”, she


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Hello you guyz, it’s been a minute, hope everything is going well in your lives. I missed y’all but wasn’t feel great but Alhamdoulilah I’m better so let’s gooooo:) Julie Kouamo is a textile  & interior designer of Malian & French ancestry. As an artist, she lets her imagination run free on her print, textile & wallpaper designs . Julie is inspired by nature, colors, climate conditions, vegetation, her various trips around the world & her Cameroonian origins. Miss Kouamo studied at one of the best fashion school in London,the St Martins School of Art. Listening to her interview with the French Radio London, I grasp that not only is she an artist but she’s really aware of the business aspect of things (tres important). In the same interview she  candidly shares how challenging it is as an artist to be her own boss, indeed she has to be motivated


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I remenber a few years ago hearing about Sista Fa one of the first Senegalese female MC  working on a documentary to educate people about FGM.The film project is entitled “Saraba” & has been shown at various festivals around the world. Sista Fa was one of the very first female hip hop artist to be in the spotlight ,indeed back in the early 2000 . She met her Austrian hubby in Dakar when he was conducting a documentary . Love happened and they moved to Berlin and now are parents to a daughter. What I like about Sister Fa’s story is that she once she got in Berlin, she took advantages of the the opportunities in the Western world to refine her sound & put together a band. Her sound is a mix of hip hop, jazz, folk and african music. It’s good to have artists like her who do


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French Photographer Baudouin published a beautiful photography book with images of 75 Parisian women.The idea was to invite himself in the personal spaces of those women that he didn’t know personally but were either referred to him or that  he met randomly in the streets of Paris. The pictures were taken over the course of 6 years & what’s cool about it  is that you find all kinds of women: white, young, tall, blonde, brune, black ect..Speaking of black I was happy to see 2 sistas of African descent represented: Cameroonian French Nelly Mbonou the co founder of the fashion brand June Shop & Tunisian/Ivoirian/French singer Laeticia Dana, go on sistas:) http://www.baudouin.fr/ Yaye


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Salam people, happy saturday you guyz:) Thanks for choosing to stop by my place, grateful:) So the last time I talked about Aissate was back in 2008 on my former blog “cos we african women are doing it and doing it well” .I can’t believe that it’s been that long since I’ve been writing already, but anywhoo you can find the piece here:http://www.fabulafricana.com/?p=836 Checking back with her now in 2013, she’s still doing her thing, she has an album out called “Mieux vaut rire” (go girl) She’s also taking full advantage of  the social media world.She’s been interviewed by french local TV’s ,has great marketing promotion behind her, bref she has a team of people who believe in her and her talent. I was saddened to hear that she lost her brother, she credits him with inspiring her to keep going with her music. Aissate is still  chapmaning with her


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I’ve been stalking following Indonesian & Malaysian Muslimah bloggers for a while now. Yes I lenjoy their posts on faith,  family life, husbands, kids and their fierce & modest fashion style. Fifi Alvianto the editor in chief of Laiqa Magazine is one of my fav’ muslimah blogger. I was excited when she announced last year that she was launching her own magazine Laiqa.From the look of it Laiqa has a promising future, cool layouts, great photography but most importantly it’s a contemporary magazine geared towards” today Muslimahs”! Good luck & long life to Laiqa:) http://laiqamagz.com/ Yaye


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