Words: Zeus Feni |Producer: Sisanda Mgedezi | Filmed by Aubrey Ndiweni
The one thing I appreciate from the homies I grew up with, is seeing all the shit we talk about (our dreams being a big part of it) come to fruition. One of those homies is my boy AP or as he is known on television and my basically everyone Aphiwe Mkefe.
This week I sat down with Abongwe Qokela – polymath, content creator and social media enthusiast.
She works for Superbalist – one of the fastest growing online stores in South Africa and she shares four nuggets of content creation wisdom with us.
Words: Zeus Feni | Photography: Sisanda Mgedezi | Editor: Sj Stevens | Video Editor: James Strauss
When we’re young we dream, we dream out loud and at the age of 18 most of us stop dreaming, out loud that is, and if we don’t, the people around us don’t understand why we’re still dreaming. One man who never stopped dreaming is Siya Beyile, who as early as in his high school years dreamt of starting a creative agency. Fast forward to today and that dream has manifested itself in the form of The Threaded Man.
It was 2013 and my first internship was with AFI for Mercedes Benz Cape Town Fashion Week. It was mad exciting, there was this red hair girl, very bubbly character, friendly and ambitious named Snothando Mthi. She was in PR and me in Marketing(Branding).
Afrocentrism is a cultural ideology or worldview that focuses on the history of black Africans. It is a response to global Eurocentric/Orientalist attitudes about African people and their historical contributions. Meet the Afrocentric gentlemen @menzi_xonx
Words : Zeus Feni | Photography : G Fifa | Editor: James Strauss
Copenhagen, one city that I visited and was like ” humans here are very stylish “. I recently took a trip to Europe, as I have never left the continent of Africa before this. When I started out as a photographer back in 2012 I use to love roaming around the Cape Town CBD in search of new locations to shoot etc.
If there is one person in the creative industry who is persistent and puts in the work, it is definitely the village boy in search of gold. Who’s that? Anesu Chogugudza, his a model, style influencer and Markham brand ambassador.
The one memory that lingers in my head, is when I got my first pair of high-top Dickies as a youngin’ ( remember them, I know right! ) . Where I am from, it was either that or Converse All Star. It was a Clash of the Titans, like Nike and Adidas or Apple and Samsung.
The excitement was through the roof for BlackFriday that took place this past weekend, retailers reducing their prices by 25 – 30 % off, which I thought was totally nothing new and trash. I was expecting dirt cheap prices in all retailers, nevertheless, while everyone was out shopping, I had a chat over tea cup cocktails with an old friendCher McQueen Dreyer at Orphanage Cocktail Emporium
My cousin/brother paid me a visit this past weekend all the way from the city of gold. Not to mention he is undoubtedly the biggest AKA fan there is. Meet George Nyoka, very stylish brother originally from Port Elizabeth. My introduction to Zara was through him, the one law he polices me on is: Simplest is key.