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In your opinion what number one issue do you feel is currently affecting Africa? To me, the biggest plague is the mentality of always wanting to be helped when things are going bad. It is okay to ask for help but I strongly believe in the saying that goes “give me a fish and I will eat today, teach me to fish and I will eat for life”. The fact that we are always waiting for aid money or for the government to do every little thing to solve our local and social problems is not helping our development move forward as effectively as it could. As a designer what do you feel you could do to raise awareness or combat this issue? First of all, being a role model and showing that one can achieve success with much hard work and dedication. I think by encouraging the local industry and entrepreneurs, as well as collaborating with other African suppliers helps us build a stronger local production network, create jobs and bear witness that Africans can achieve great things together. What is your vision for the future of Africa and why? I believe Africa is full of potential. The young population throughout is full of dreams and once the idea that entrepreneurship can be a successful way of leading life is adopted, I think the continent will be the next place to be in the coming generation.

Are you optimistic about this vision and why? I don’t know how long it will take but I am optimistic. Who is your greatest inspiration for your charitable work and why? My father. He is one of the most modest and selfless people I know. When it says in the bible (Matthew 6:3, NIV) “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,” is exactly how he does charity and I really admire this. Oftentimes, the neediest people are those who are afraid to ask for help and helping them discreetly helps them preserve their dignity. ACHIEVEMENTS Which achievements are you are most proud of? My current situation: raising a child as a single mother while managing an international business and working a day job, but doing it like it is easy and loving every moment. What can we expect from you in 2021-2022? More new designs, more new collaborations with other African designers.

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