Awah Francisca Mbuli was working at a cocoa store at age 32 in her native Cameroon when she was approached by a travel agent about a job as an English teacher in Kuwait.
Looks like the holidays are officially winding down. Now that we’ve spent quality time with friends and family it’s time to get dressed to the nines and ring in the new year. While you’re busy getting ready to look your best, it’s a good time to reflect on celebratory and holiday African outfits.
Africa is often called “The Motherland” and for good reason. The continent has shaped culture in diaspora communities in Western countries via migration of its people over the centuries.
Whether you’re neck scarf deep in the latest fashion trends or just casually googling what was popular 2 years ago, it’s hard not to notice the global take-over of African fashion. Traditional African prints, patterns, and textures have been showing themselves on the runways of the most influential designers more and more every year.
Needless to say, gold is a powerful symbol of wealth, high status, and royalty in many African countries. A woman or man who dares to suit up in the regal gold hue is making a statement.