MICHELLE WATIKI

AFRICAN-COUTURE DESIGNER MICHELLE WATIKI DISCUSSES PROVIDING UNDERPRIVILEGED GIRLS WITH OPPORTUNITIES INTO FASHION.

 

Julani Mwafrika – formally known as Jelani is a contemporary online African clothing line by Michelle Watiki – a young, driven and sophisticated designer from Kenya. Fueled by her roots, she branded her clothing line with the Swahilian words ‘Julani Mwafrika’ that translate as ‘The Mighty African‘ – adding a real meaning to the brand.

As a current a full time student studying Maths, physics, chemistry and further maths, Michelle’s ultimate dream is to become an Engineer with Jelani as her side hustle.  Although Michelle herself lives in England, she runs her clothing line by working with tailors abroad who manufacture her designs. We sat down with Michelle to find out the ins and outs of creating her own online store, and to hear about the lesson she’s learnt along the way:

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JESSICA POUDY’S 3 TIPS FOR CONFIDENCE

LIFESTYLE BLOGGER JESSICA POUDY’S 3 TIPS FOR CONFIDENCE IN 2015.

 

A lack of confidence is a killer! It kills your ego, it kills your social life and it kills your opportunities. Not feeling good enough can abolish your happiness and lead you to be depressed. I have personally gone through an emotional rollercoaster with my self-confidence over the years and I understand what it feels like to be at your lowest point.

Depressed, insecure, lonely, not being able to express yourself…tears…. more tears…. a few more tears after that. And just when you think it’s about to get better, the cycle starts again. Is it fair? Not at all! I have 3 tips to take on this year to help overcome this depressing cycle:

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DIAMOND HAIR UK.

THE HAIR CONNOISSEUR – FOUNDER OF DIAMOND HAIR UK IMMANUELLA OKUNUBI SHARES HER ADVICE ON RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS.

 

Immanuella Okunubi is a music journalism undergraduate from South East London who runs a business called Diamond Hair UK. The business started in 2011 and at the time there seemed to only be a few companies offering affordable Virgin Hair. Immanuella wanted to make sure that every woman had the opportunity to purchase affordable quality hair, and so with this goal in mind, she decided to set up her own company.

We caught up with Immanuella last month to find out how it all began, and the day-to-day errands of a commercial company owner:

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