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Woman Making Moves: Sesame Mosweu

Posted by Editor On May - 24 - 2011

Sesame Mosweu is taking Bostwana media industry by storm; a true MOGUL in the making. She is not only a radio and TV presenter but an actress, lawyer and entrepreneur. Sesame has been on radio for 4 years and television since she was 19 years old.

Woman Making Moves: Jinna Mutune

Posted by Editor On May - 23 - 2011

A young, energetic rising star, Jinna Mutune is an aspiring Director from Eastern Africa whose native country of East Africa provides the perfect backdrop and inspiration for her creative mind. Jinna majored in Directing and Producing at the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance [AFDA, Johannesburg, South Africa] and a course in Film Studies from the Houston Community College in Texas, USA and Fitchburg University (MA)

Woman Making Moves: Lisa Mundembe-Chuma

Posted by Editor On May - 23 - 2011

Apart from being an International Speaker for Schools in the UK, Lisa Mundembe-Chuma, originally from Zimbabwe is also the founder of Inspirational Woman Magazine a global women’s magazine that promotes unity amongst all women and celebrates women despite possible differences.

Woman Making Moves: Tiffany Aliche

Posted by Editor On May - 23 - 2011

Tiffany Aliche, better known as ‘The Budgetnista’ describes herself as a preschool teacher, tomboy, travelnista, social butterfly, chatterbox turned financial coach, speaker and author. A passionate teacher of financial empowerment, the New Jersey native earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Montclair State University and passed up a career in corporate America to teach undeserved youth in Newark, NJ.

Woman Making Moves:Amanda Ebokosia

Posted by Editor On May - 23 - 2011

Amanda Ebokosia is the founder and CEO of The Gem Project, Inc. The Gem Project is a nonprofit organization that educates school-age children, youth, and young adults about issues that are affecting them and their communities. Through the use of the organization's innovative programs, the Gem Project is able to hone the skills of leadership and community organizing skills of our youth.

Woman Making Moves:TolumiDE

Posted by Editor On May - 23- 2011

TolumiDE, pronounced toe-LU-me-day, is a Nigerian - Canadian Singer and Songwriter. Her name is a fusion of er first name Tolu and last name Olumide. TolumiDE who currently lives in Washington, DC was born in Toronto, Canada, she attended Primary and High School in Lagos, Nigeria and later studied Fine Art in the University in Toronto, Canada.

Woman Making Moves: Vickie Remoe

Posted by Editor On May - 23 - 2011

While in grade school, most of the comments from her teachers on her report card noted "very clever but too talkative” what they did not know was that Vickie was destined for greatness with her skill. Born and raised in Sierra Leone, host Vickie Remoe, who is currently in Freetown, received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Haverford College in Pennsylvania, U.S.A

Woman Making Moves: Myne Whitman

Posted by Editor On May - 23 - 2011

Nigerian blogger and author, Nkem Akinsoto is greatly known in the blogsphere by her pen name Myne Whitman. The full time writer and blogger has a Masters degree in Public Health Research but decided to follow her childhood dreams of writing popular fiction to get people writing.

Sisterpreneurs: Dpiper Twins

Posted by AfroElle On 4:16 AM

Meet Ghanaian twin models and fashion designers, Danielle and Chantell Dwomoh-Dpiper, popularly know as the Dpiper Twins and the creative sisterpreneurs behind the Treasure Chest jewelry line and Kastle Designs clothing line. Born in New York to a Caribbean mother and a Ghanaian father, the 23 year olds are taking the fashion industry by storm and AfroElle had a chance to talk to them about their business and how it has been so far. 

AfroE: Where did your fashion journey begin and how has it been since.

Twins: Our fashion lines Treasure Chest jewelry and Kastle Designs were launched February 2010.  Prior to launching our lines, we attended Fashion Industries highschool and the Fashion Institute of Technology. We were inspired by our mom and great aunt lucy. They were always sassy and classy .Since launching our lines, we have accomplish so much and its only the beginning. Celebrities such as ANTM Naima mora, Bianca Golden , RoseMarie have been spotted in our fashions. Our works has also appeared in Japan Vogue, which is an honor and huge accomplishment.

AfroE:Despite being twins do you have individual signature styles or fashion preferences?

Twins: We do not have individual styles, but our ideas and fashion preferences compliment each other. We are a great team. Like the saying goes, two is always better than one.

AfroE: Where do you get inspiration for your designs and do you incorporate your African Roots in your designs?

Twins: We live in the big apple with a west Indian and west African background, so we embrace our nature, music, our ethical backgrounds and incorporate them in our designs.

AfroE: What was the inspiration behind the name’s Kastle designs and Treasure chest?
Twins: These inspiration behind the meaning of Kastle Designs and Treasure Chest Jewelry is we want everyone who wears our designs to feel like royalty. Words that express the meaning and image behind our brands are beauty, elegance, confidence, and empowerment.

Treasure Chest

AfroE: At such a young age, how did you manage to break into the fashion industry and stay on top of your game?
Twins: Its all about determination and drive.  When you work hard you get to play hard. We have been sketching designs before we even knew that was a career we wanted to be in. Its in our blood. We come from a talented family, where everyone either, sews, knits, crochets and/or draw, so we were blessed to have those traits and build our career from them.

ANTM winner Naima Mora wearing Treasure Chest Jewelry and Kastle Designs collection

AfroE: Have you faced any challenges in the industry?
Twins: We are reaching our 1 year of having a own businesses, and are proud to have so many supporters who have been there for us and watched us grow.

AfroE: Which fashion designers do you look up to?
Twins: We admire and respect Chanel, Christian LaCrouix , Yves  Saint Laurent, Valentino, David Yurman, and  Oscar De La Renta. Their journey to and in the world of fashion is amazing and extraordinary.
Kastle Designs

AfroE: What advice can you give other women aspiring to do what you are doing?
Twins: If you love it Go for IT.  We need to have more entrepreneur women taking control and running their own business.

AfroE: What lessons have you learnt from starting your own businesses?
Twins: You are your own boss, so you must plan, because like they saying goes, “If you don’t plan , you plan to fail”. You must set goals and use those plans to reach those goals. You will have obstacles but you must stay focus on your prize to accomplish your goal.

AfroE: 5 years from now, where do you want to be in regards to your fashion career?
Twins: In 5 years Treasure Chest Jewelry and Kastle Designs will be in boutiques and major department stores. We also look forward to the grand opening of our own boutiques, where fashionable adults can enter our magical, and lavish world of fashion. We have big dreams for ourselves and set no limitation .

You can check out their shop, read their blog , follow them on Twitter or 'like' their page on Facebook.  


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