From a very young age I was bothered about the wrong perception of Africa. I decided to use my phography skills to capture Africans and african landscape and landmarks in a way that i feel represent us best. To showcase our beauty, faces , who and where we are in an authentic way. I also work with Pichastock which stood for the same cause to advance the same objective to the mainstream world.
I'm proud of my heritage because because I am me, I am authentic, a product of two different African tribes, I am multilingual, I was raised to be pragmatic and open minded about the world. To respect earth, to understand that nature and I are one. I am african and africa is me.
Biggest misconception people haveIn CT some say i am Nigerian, or Congolese just because I don't sound like Xhosa or any other South African. I am often asked where I am originally from as if we are not standing in african soil. Yes I am proud to be south african born and would not be ashamed to be nigerian, congolese or any other african because I am acrican after all. My English ascent or English should never be the measure of my origin or identity. I matter, so does my native Sotho, Xhosa, Swati or any other african language.
Why do you think Diversity matters?Diversity matters because we are all different one way or the other. We come from different backgrounds, cultures and ethnicity however, deep down we all bleed one blood. We are all human and belong to one race: the human race. We need to embrace diversity to understand each other, to learn from one another and to discover that there is indeed no one size fit all.