YOUNG AFRICAN WOMEN’S INITIATIVE LAUNCH

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Tila Phiri, Managing Partner – Ultimate Experience Zambia

Ultimate Experience Zambia. A local event marketing and communications agency headed by Ms Tila Phiri, has launched an initiative dubbed Young African Women Initiative (YAWI) to support young women in Africa through programmes focused on capacity building, mentorship and empowerment.

Launching the initiative at the Gender Equality Conference held in Lusaka over the weekend, Ms Phiri said the initiative would focus on supporting vulnerable women facing incredible challenges in different African regions.

“Under this initiative, we hope to garner support to establish a new educational scheme for young women and a series of academic programmes to be domiciled in different African Universities, specifically to promote women’s rights.” Said Ms Phiri

She has called on the general public to support initiative which will kick off with a free distance learning online Mini MBA in Business Administration. The online business course aimed at giving participants a basic understanding of business and management processes, will be organised by FlexyLearn and certified by the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF)

Registration for the Mini MBA will commence on 1st of November and end on 23rd December, 2016 while the course will commence on 17th January, 2017.

MEET FLOW1NE

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Her name is Abi Mali, a beautiful afro songbird born in Lusaka Zambia and spent part of her childhood in chingola and Malawi respectively. As a child, Abi moved around quite a lot and as a result she changed schools a few times and eventually spent her final year of high school at Munali Girls High School in Lusaka.

She discovered that she could sing at the very tender age of 5. “I was just a little girl when I sang in front of a crowd for the first time, I remember being very excited and proud of myself because I only used to sing in front of my family so this came pretty easy” She narrates.

Abi, who as a child also learnt how to play keyboard in church has since blossomed into a credible musician and worked with established artists such as Malawian based Producer Dominant1 and Award winning Zambian artists Abel Chungu Musuka and Pompi. She has also toured some parts of Zambia and crossed the boarders to South Africa and Uganda on account of her amazing gift of singing.

 

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Asked what her most memorable performance in her music journey so far has been, Abi says “I have a lot of memorable performances but if I had to pick one, it would have to be the first time I did backing vocals for Pompi in South Africa on Big Brother Africa – The Chase live show. Continue reading “MEET FLOW1NE”

MEET MINIVER NTINDA BWALYA OLIVER!

 MNBO Intulo Yane Owner Miniver Bwalya Oliver

Meet Miniver Ntinda Bwalya Oliver, a young Zambian entrepreneur who has tapped into her creative juices to stamp her name in the Fashion industry. Her brand is called “Intulo Yane” meaning My Roots while MNBO is an abbreviation of her full names.


She is behind the creative genius of covering shoes and other accessories in Chitenge, otherwise known as African print,a trend that many other designers are now attempting to pull off, but as the saying goes…. trendsetters leave a trail for others to follow. Miniver creates the most amazing African inspired accessories I have ever had the pleasure of coming across and owning. Continue reading “MEET MINIVER NTINDA BWALYA OLIVER!”