#30DayChallenge #inspiration #WinterABC
(i) Dr Oliver Mtukudzi– need i say more about this legend. May his soul rest in peace. Affectionately known as Tuku by his Zimbabwean fans. He was a musician, businessman, philanthropist, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill ambassador for the Southern region. A great performing and recording artist. His music was enjoyed by people of different ages across the continent. For some of us who understood his lyrics, we related to his music in our day to day activities. He preached the bread and butter issues of the day. He was Zimbabwe’s renowned and internationally recognised cultural icon. I was inspired by the fact that i could listen and understand his music. I could relate to it….
(ii) Bonang Dorothy Matheba- popularly known as queen B, Bonang achieved a lot before she was even 30. She is a South African television presenter, author, radio personality, businesswoman, model, philanthropist, producer and actress all wrapped in one with a ribbon on it! She speaks class. I’m inspired by the fact that she was the first African to be the face of Revlon. The first international ambassador outside USA. Everything else followed but for me, thats what attracted me. She was also the first black South African to be featured on numerous magazines. She has achieved a lot of firsts in her life and is still going. Bonang was the furst South African to launch an online reality show, B’Dazzled and later a reality television show Being Bonang. Author of From A to B, a very colourful book about her journey from the beginning up to date. She recently launched her own line of sparkling wine, House of BNG.
Aint that enough for an inspiration? Yes? Okay!
(iii) Patrice Motsepe– if you are not inspired by rich men in life then we need to question your existence. Rich people inspire you to do more than you are doing already. Patrice Motsepe is a South African mining businessman and billionaire! Boom, im inspired. I love money lol. Money is enough to inspire me. The fact that he worked so hard to become what he is today means a lot to me (as if i know his personally). The founder of African Rainbow Minerals. In 2003 he became the owner of Mamelodi Sundowns club, rich people hobbies lol. In 2012 he was named the richest man in South Africa. These are the uncles we wish we had, not the ones we meet.
(iv) Former President Honourable Joyce Banda– former Malawian president who took over office after the death of Bingu wa Mutharika. She was president from 7 April 2012 to 31 May 2014. Founder and leader of People’s Party, Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006-2009 before she became Vice President. She was Malawi’s fourth president and first female president ans first female vice president of Malawi, first female president in Africa. Now thats what i call a Queen!
(v) Wangari Mathaii- born on 1st April 1940 and died on 25th September 2001. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
She was a Kenyan social environmental and political activist . The first woman to win Nobel Prize . She founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, an organisation focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation and women rights
These are just five of my inspirations in Africa.
Who inspires you?