By Ogova Ondego
Published October 9, 2015
Tanzanian fashion designer Mustafa Hassanali is set to launch his Amani fashion for peace campaign Collection in the Nigerian city, Port Harcourt, on October 11, 2015.
Hassanali says the Amani (Peace in Kiswahili) collection is “Inspired by The warmth from the rays of sunshine which embodies the various facets of tranquility.”
This event, part of African Fashion Design Week, shall make Port Harcourt the 31st city around the world in which Hassanali will have Showcased his creativity.
Hassanali says he is advocating for peace, especially in his own country, as the East African country prepares for general elections on October 25, 2015.
â€œHekima, Umoja na Amani. Hizi ni ngao zetu,” Hassanali quotes his country’s Kiswahili national anthem whose pillars are Wisdom, Unity and Peace. “Mungu ibariki Afrika, Mungu ibariki Tanzania.â€ (May God bless Africa and Tanzania).
He says his Amani collection shall be be accessorised by Susan Vogel’s Phoeby Jewelry â€œwhose passion for artistic works is associated with artistic sophistication known as â€˜Stadi za Kaziâ€™â€ in Kiswahili.
Meanwhile, The Affordable Art Show, Kenya Museum Society (KMS)’s annual fundraising event for National Museums of Kenya, runs October 23-25, 2015.
The event opens with a Friday Night Party at 6.00 PM and then runs over the next two days between 9.00 AM-4.00 PM in the Kenyan commercial and political capital.
As implied by its title, The Affordable Art Show, all art on sale is expected to be affordable to as many art lovers as possible.
KMS says “All art [is] priced under Sh100 000 [US$1000].”
For the Friday evening party, KMS is charging an entry fee of Sh500 (US$5) per patron for the event.
“All proceeds will support projects of the National Museums of Kenya,” KMS says.