WAMBUI JLCREATOR AND PROJECT MANAGER
Wambui has had natural hair for close to 15 years now and has experimented with various types of hairstyles and looks. Having her hair natural has inspired her to look into living healthy in other aspects of her life from food, medicines, fitness and how she takes care of her family.
She has also been an avid blogger and poet from 2005, and even though she hasn’t written that much in recent years it’s still a burning flame within her.
Her dream is that her brainchild, Hairpolitan, grows to become an inspiration to women to seek a truer version of themselves; and to be a guide on how to live natural to the beautiful ones who are yet to be born.
CIKU WAMAECONTENT CONTRIBUTOR
Ciku has had natural hair for 6 years and she has done her own hair since the age of 13. Her natural hair goals are to help more women realize that natural hair is not difficult to maintain; and she would love to see employers hire based on qualifications/experience not on how someone chooses to wear their hair.
She has also been interested in make up since a very young age; and in recent years when unable to find a make up shade that matched her skin tone she decided to venture into creating her own make up line – CIKU. She believes that CIKU will become the go-to makeup line in Africa & Europe for women of color.
Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/1VM8x7X
EVIE DONDICONTENT CONTRIBUTOR
Evie is a researcher at heart who leans towards writing for a the reader who is just discovering the topic and has very little or no prior knowledge of it.
She’s had her hair natural for the last 6 years and says It’s the best think she ever did, as it propelled her to change so many things in her life and to start an organic skin care line named Urembo Asili.
Urembo Asili http://bit.ly/1UFloX2
Glossary of Natural hair Terms http://bit.ly/1UeAuUD
Newbie Natural Hair Care Summary Guide http://bit.ly/1Y8uJta
Hot Oil Treatment http://bit.ly/1Ye8Aty
KARIMI KAGWECONTENT CONTRIBUTOR
Karimi has been a writer all her life and writes about her own experiences as a way to tell her story and share life’s journey with others.
She has been a Naturalista for 3 years now and loves using 100% organic products on her hair, body and food as well. She praises Virgin coconut oil as her magic potion.
NALI WAFULA IMENDECONTENT CONTRIBUTOR
Freelance journalist and creative writer, Nali has written and edited feature articles for The Standard, The Star Newspaper, The Daily Nation, This Is Africa and OkayAfrica. She also runs her own culture/lifestyle website called Afrinado.
She’s had her hair natural for the last 10 years and, save for one texturiser mishap, has not looked back since. She admits that it has been an interesting journey into self identity.
Social Media, our new “name and shame” platform http://bit.ly/1OSsNO5
Social Media Activism http://bit.ly/1UaQe6I
Kenyan Street Artist is a Global Star http://bit.ly/1XD7SWj
NEPURKO KEIWUACONTENT CONTRIBUTOR
Nepurko has been writing since she could spell her own name. Having worked in the communications industry for 7 years, she has decided to take her writing into her own hands. She hopes to create content for a variety of industries going forward as well focus on her creative writing.
Nepurko went natural in the middle of 2012 and has never looked back since. In addition to having her hair natural, she actively enjoys motorcycling and outdoor activities. Her personal mantra is that
NINA ODONGOCONTENT CONTRIBUTOR
Nina started avidly blogging on Natural hair in 2013 but took a break in mid 2015 to focus on her Personal Training and Fitness Company BBN (Body By Nina).
She’s a firm believer in healthy fitness techniques and solid nutrition intake to get and maintain the body one wants.
Her mantra to her clients is that “This is not just your fitness journey. This is mine too. Let’s get strong, get fit, and get lean.”
My Big Fat Afro www.mybigfatafro.blogspot.co.ke
Body by Nina http://bit.ly/1U7a85F
WAGIO MOKAYACONTENT CONTRIBUTOR
Wagio has had natural hair for 5 years and says that this is the best decision she’s ever made for her hair. She decided to think of a way to document her hair journey so as to share with ladies who have natural hair and also those aspiring to go natural.
Her aim is to share tips, product review and styling options available to women with natural hair and plans to start sharing DIY advise for both hair and body.
WACUKA THIMBAMake Up Artist & Hair Stylist
A self taught Makeup Artist with loads of experience working as a Freelance Makeup Artist in Kenya & East Africa. Wacuka has also worked as a Retail Make-Up Artist with MAC cosmetics at the Village Market.
East Africa Magazines (True Love, Drum & Adam magazines): August 2008 – 2009
Passion Magazine: 2009 -2010
African Woman: 2009
Pregnant Magazine: 2009 - 2010
Couture Magazine: 2013
Carol Mandi Media Magazines (True Love, Drum: 2010- Current)
Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/1PjMDlN
Samuel has been a creative person since high school. He started with an interest in art and as he grew up, it progressed to writing. Despite having studied accounts, Samuel pursued a career in Adverting as a Copywriter.
He then picked up the interest in photography while working and has been a photographer for a few years now shooting mainly adverts, weddings and more.
A perfect future for him involves shooting high profile weddings and adverts as a full time photographer.
AKSHI SURAGraphic Designer
Akshi Sura founded Octopus, a creative design house in 2013 and took a brave step in leaving her high flying agency lifestyle to commit to a design life where she continues to produce lasting results for her clients. She chose the name Octopus, after the sea creature’s eight limbs which makes it versatile, diverse, flexible, creative and adaptable in nature.
The core of Octopus is three strong principles, the love of idea, the love of building brand, and the love of working with every kind of brand, which in turn creates the pulse of design house.
Octopus merges art, design and technology into existing new communication concepts. Each project requires a detailed analysis and a fresh approach - the only way to stimulate those extra creative pulses.