Someone Tell Dr. Masinde!

26th March 2014 Teakisi 6

By Kye Makyeli Clad in a custom ‘Nairobi Blue” Prada silk georgette gown, Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o became the first African woman to win the Academy Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ at the Oscars in […]


Waist Beads: Embracing Tradition

22nd March 2014 Teakisi 2

By Kye Makyeli A few days ago, I attended a craft show that was being held at the Yaya Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. After buying a beautiful pair of earrings at one particular stall, the […]


A Praying Woman

21st March 2014 Teakisi 4

By Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron At the top of each year, I pull together my favorite Bible verses to encourage myself along my journey as a woman.  As we are living our lives, situations will arise where […]


FGM: The Elephant In The Room

17th March 2014 Reem Gaafar 1

Female Genital Mutilation is one those terrifying realities that is still practiced openly today, mainly in Africa and parts of Asia, although globalization and massive migration has carried the practice to parts of Europe, Australia […]


Eating Continental in Joburg City

15th March 2014 Teakisi 0

Honey Makwaka I’m excited to be joining the ElleAfrique team from Johannesburg, South Africa! My name is Honey and I’m an Africa enthusiast, her food feeds my life and her fashion feeds my soul! Here […]


What’s Trust Got To Do With It?

12th March 2014 Teakisi 5

Article is by C.J Npowa If you happen to be in a relationship or have been in a relationship, you know that no relationship can survive without this fundamental, vital, unavoidable thing called “TRUST”. Below […]


Pink Slip Anxiety (PSA)

9th March 2014 Teakisi 1

By Nellie Umutesi-Vigneron If you’ve ever been laid off, you are familiar with the void that is left in the center of your existence–that seemingly never-ending vortex twisting and turning like that tornado.  You are instantly […]


Empowering Women in Malawi

8th March 2014 Teakisi 1

March 7 – Ganet’s Adventure School, a primary and pre-school located in in Mkondezi, a village located in Northern Malawi, celebrated International Women’s Day with the official opening of a new Teacher’s House which will […]


Without An Accent

6th March 2014 Teakisi 3

You need not hide behind the Tiny powders of a twisted foundation; No need to apply the shades of evasiveness To reflect an airbrushed identity of despair You are worth gold in your own right; […]