In the movie Divergent (2014) there is a scene where the main character ‘Tris’ played by Shailene Woodley is forced to jump into a dark abyss. She hesitates, closes her eyes and takes a leap, after a seemingly endless fall, she lands on a net and her eyes snap open in relief.
What’s most impressive about Wanjiku Nyoike-Mugo, of course apart from how smart she is and I’m telling you she is smart, is how super organised and driven she is. In 2011, before starting her job at the UN, she had already written down the name of the store that dreamed of owning. It’s now 2017 and she is the owner of The Designers Studio, a fashion store in the newly opened Two Rivers Mall situated in Nairobi’s upmarket Gigiri neighbourhood
We are all lined up against the wall, sweating and panting. The warm up session is nothing like we imagined, here there be no jumping jacks or jogging on the spot. We are instead treated to walking pushups, burpees and endless squats. I look around and the women and two men gathered in this room …
Tired of feeling insecure about her body, Taruri Gatere made the bold decision to bare all, raw and untouched and the response has been overwhelming, she shares her journey to body acceptance and self love
A former Emirates flight attendant, Pam Gatwiri’s choice to quit her well paying job to sell nail polish was met with a lot of skepticism from both family and friends but she stuck with it. Today, she runs a nail bar in the CBD and beauty stores and supermarkets in Nairobi are stocking her vegan non-toxic nail polish.
Professional photographer Jeri Muchura recently won the Mo Ibrahim MyAfrica competition, walking away with $10,000 for her iconic photo, “The Boy and His Fish”. She speaks to Afrinado about her passion, creative process and what keeps her inspired on her journey…
When Lily started her fitness journey it was all about looking good but it has now evolved into a lifestyle that has boosted her confidence and health in more ways than one, she shares her story with Afrinado