Hello Emmanuel. Thank you for doing this interview.
Could we start off with you telling a bit about yourself?
Where do you live?, what is your name and age? and is blogging your full-time job?
Yeah, my full name is , Emmanuel Jovin.
I am 20 years old and i am from Africa. I live in Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania. Blogging is not my full time job. I do blogging because i like fashion and would like to express my style to the world. I also feel like there is something i have a talent within, so it gives me a confidence boost to visit my page and post pictures.
Tell me how you first got involved in fashion?
I have been interested in fashion for a long time but it developed to a main interest in school where i applied for some designer competitions and even won a few times.
How did you come up with the idea of starting your page?
I started my page on instagram only 8 month ago, so i am pretty fresh in the blogging world. I decided to give it a go when my street neighbours pushed me and advised me to invest more time in my big fashion interest.
I want to show the world what i can do, so its all about chasing a dream really….
Is blogging something you always wanted to do, and when did you choose to start, what made you decide to give it a go?
Yes, blogging or some other way of expressing myself through fashion was always apart of my dream. I have confidence in my style and i will always believe in that no matter what. Another motivation is also the hope of my page developing into something bigger, and to start earning money in this business so that i can help my poor family out financially.
What is your favorite part of blogging and why?
My favorite part of blogging is when a post can inspire other fashion bloggers and people interested in fashion from all over the world. I also love the feeling when you get appreciations from different people here at home and from all over the globe. Thats great, and makes me believe even more in my dream of becoming something great in this businesses.
Who/What inspires/motivates you?
Something that inspires me is seeing some bloggers benefiting in blogging and being able to earn money and make a living out of their interest. Another motivation connected to this is my dream of also being able to do that so i could help my family out.
And also am motivated automatically since I love fashion ..
What do you do on your spare time when you aren’t blogging?
I usually stay at home and have small tuition study on engineering study because I like mathematics. I am also a big football fan and Arsenal is my team. So i also always try to catch their game when they are playing.
What is your favorite item of clothing you currently own and why?
Wow. Its hard to pick one particular piece of clothing but i love second hand shops!
I don’t have a lot of money so i cant afford expensive clothing and brands. But in second hand shops i can find a lot of nice pieces of clothing that i can combine to some dope outfits and redesign them to fit my style and size.
Do you have any tips/tricks for upcoming bloggers/fashion enthusiasts who are inspired by people such as yourself?
Not anything concrete really. Just follow your dream and make the best out of the conditions you have. It is important to believe in yourself and just go for it.
Is there anything you’d like to share with everyone viewing this magazine that not many people know about you?
Well my dad died four years ago and i left my younger brother and mother behind to travel to Dar es Salaam to persuade my dream. I believe in my style and my goal is to be the best known blogger in Tanzania and allover Africa. I miss my mother a lot and she depends on me and my brother, but hopefully my page keeps growing and that my dream will come true.
I’m going to end this interview by thanking for your time and wishing you all the best in the future from the whole TrendKit team!
And finally letting you answer our Fast five questions.
What is your favorite brand?
-Adidas and Gucci .
Where would your dream house be located?
-Any where in the world really.
What is a fashion trend you never want to see coming back?
-Well i don’t really like some type of retro fashions from the 70’s.
What is your favorite app on your phone?
-My favorite app is instagram
What is a fashion trend you are really into right now?
–Street style fashion
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