Africa Connected

Kenya's fashion industry gaining traction in business

Adele Dejak is one of an emerging group of entrepreneurs who are adding value to Kenya's arts and fashion industry.

Speaking to Nikiwe Bikitsha for the Africa Connected series, the jewellery designer said that she aims to create a platform that shares information with women that will empower them in business.

Adele is part of a group called "Lionesses of Africa" which aims to recognise all those women entrepreneurs in Africa who are an inspiration to us all, those who have made it to the top of their fields and who are shaking up their industries and business sectors. Dejak says that one of the lessons she has learned along the journey is that she is not alone in her quest to succeed as an entrepreneur.

I don't need to have a hundred employees on my payroll, I'm creating jobs for them by sourcing from them.

Adele Dejak, Designer

She cut her teeth in the world of typographic design in England and Italy before moving to Nairobi, Kenya in 2005 and turning her attention to accessories design. According to her website she found herself intrigued by the natural beauty of horn and begun to experiment with techniques of creating unique shapes and fashioned pieces.

Follow the Africa Connected campaign here, or click below to watch Nikiwe's full video with Adele Dejak:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Ethiopia get ready... Lee Kasumba will be landing there soon

Ethiopia get ready... Lee Kasumba will be landing there soon

702's Lee Kasumba heads to East Africa to find out about business innovations on #AfricaConnected.

Mauritius is fast becoming Africa’s textile hub

Mauritius is fast becoming Africa’s textile hub

The textile industry has helped transform the Mauritian economy - constantly evolving to meet the world's needs.

The University of the future has African roots

The University of the future has African roots

With a fresh approach to new age tertiary education, the doors of learning are wide open at African Leadership University.

Profiting from Paradise? Here’s why Mauritius comes out tops

Profiting from Paradise? Here’s why Mauritius comes out tops

Mauritius has built a good reputation for moving efficient in terms of innovation and implementation.

'We're starting to realise who you elect determines if your country thrives’

'We're starting to realise who you elect determines if your country thrives’

Nikiwe Bikitsha interviews Kenyan commentator Ory Okolloh, ranked by Time as one of the world’s top-100 most influential people.

Kenya expecting a massive 5,6% growth in GDP in 2016 - economist

Kenya expecting a massive 5,6% growth in GDP in 2016 - economist

This East African country is bucking global trends, and Nikiwe Bikitsha is in Nairobi to find out how - and why.

Popular articles
Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

How to make money through ‘buy-to-let’ (using very little of your own money)

How to make money through ‘buy-to-let’ (using very little of your own money)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Francois Janse van Rensburg, author of “Making Money through Buy-To-Let in South Africa".

Retirement: 8 biggest mistakes people typically make…

Retirement: 8 biggest mistakes people typically make…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Galileo Capital Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

'More black farm workers are killed than white farm workers'  - Johan Burger

'More black farm workers are killed than white farm workers'  - Johan Burger

Following a spate of farm murders in the Cape, the policing expert says there aren't enough stats available on farm killings.

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Pan Africanist Congress's Narius Moloto explains why it supports the name Azania, a word which he says has Arabic origins.

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

Marli van Breda's ex took the stand in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Meet Errol Musk - father of Elon, the most innovative entrepreneur of our age

Meet Errol Musk - father of Elon, the most innovative entrepreneur of our age

Elon Musk, as you’d expect, hails from an exceptional family. Bruce Whitfield interviews his Capetonian father.