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Tukiya and Sekayi – MaFashio

 

Tukiya (Kii) and Sekayi (Khayi), two fashion bloggers from Zambia caught my eye a while back, first from the quirky name of their blog, but most of all their eye-catching ensembles and how they have taken to the Zambian fashion world like ducks to water. With frequent swap meets and featuring at numerous fashion events..I’m keeping my eye on these girls!

What do you celebrate abut being a woman?

That I’m a woman in an age when women have more choice and respect than ever before. – Tukiya  

What do you wish other women knew?

That they have the potential to have a great positive influence, on the world, and each other.
 – Sekayi 

 

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How do you express yourself creatively?

Tukiya loves to write poetry and wardrobe styling, while Sekayi is more into trying new and interesting looks, with make-up, drawing inspiration from literally everything and using Tukiya as her guinea-pig. 🙂
How are you making a difference in the world?

We try to use our position in the fashion industry to help those disenfranchised in our communities, focusing in particular to children affected in these areas. We grew up in an area close to households living without most basic necessities individuals take for granted, we had a community school in our backyard! And that has stuck with us over the years. In addition to this, Sekayi is a member of the World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Shapers Community’ 

What do you believe is your calling and what are you doing about it?
We both believe that our calling is to encourage people around the world, beginning with Zambians, to embrace the positive aspects of themselves, in particular their image. We do this through our wardrobe styling and make-up artistry, as well as speaking to young women about image – in terms of fashion.
How do you celebrate where you come from?

We highlight the diversity of the people of Zambia through the street-style blog and encourage and wear Zambian designs.
What do you consider to be the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome?

We have had to overcome our own fear, growing up in a “third world country” can sometimes make you feel small or insignificant, and that is a large obstacle(!).What we have learnt, since we began is to just take the step, no matter how afraid you are of beginning, believe in yourself, your abilities, talents and dreams

 
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