Mauritius/Kenya: Kenyan, Mauritius based model Sheliz Wambui
Sheliz Wambui was born and raised in Central Province, Kenya, twenty-six years ago. She got married and relocated to Mauritius.Sheliz has been modelling since July 2012 and has been an instant hit with designers and photographers, who understood immediately that she could lend enormous power to their work. She has modelled for Mauritian fashion designers such as BeeJoos, Lionnet Fauzou, Obann, Perry Ah Why, Sanjeet Boolell amongst others.She describes her life as a model in Mauritius so far as “amazing” - back home, she only used to do photoshoots, whereas here she also walks down the runway.“I have been able to interact with different kinds of people from all walks of life, adjusting to different cultures, and staying away from home has taught me new things. Modelling in Mauritius has shaped and sharpened my career, and I’ll always be grateful for the new experience. Mauritians are lovely and their hospitality is great, even though I am miles away from home I have this feeling that this is my home too, and I’ll never regret coming here.”*From: stylemauritius.blogspot.com
That is how we became they
They became those
Those became it
That is how a race was born
A race begun
Healthy black monster
Five finger, with thumb
Useful animal, so minimal
That is how the unknown became hostage
Simplicity became hostile
Healthy black monster, a different kind monkey
That is how culture became ritual
People became tribe… primitive
How ignorance did become history
Well… so you I It thought so, well told story
Healthy black monster
Angolan artist Nastio Mosquito’s captivating multimedia short video makes use of a range of historical images that depict the enslavement of African peoples throughout the continent, as well as European colonization, stereotypes propagated by various forms of popular culture, and more recent post-colonial history, and merges these disturbing and unsettling visuals with a through-provoking and poignant narrated piece to illustrate how “ignorance did become history”.
10 facts about Africa You Might Not Have Known
- Africa is the second largest continent in the world, covering about 11,677,239 square miles (30,244,049 square km).
- The world’s largest desert, the Sahara, is located in Africa. The desert covers about one tenth of the land of Africa. The world’s record high temperature of nearly 136°F (58°C) was recorded in Aziziyah, Libya in the Sahara Desert in the year 1922.
- There are over 1,500 different languages in Africa.
- The Nile is the longest river in the world, flowing through Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt
- Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa with an estimated population of 125 - 145 million people
- Egypt is the most popular tourist destination in Africa, attracting around 10 million visitors per year.
- Arabic (in various dialects) is the most common language spoken in Africa with about 170 million speakers, primarily residing in North Africa
- The largest country in Africa is Sudan.
- The smallest country is the island nation of The Seychelles
- Population experts estimate that there are at least 3,000 distinct ethnic groups (tribes) in Africa.