We took time to chat with Menswear Influencer and also our Chief Editor – Niva Hankede and find out what’s been on his Mind lately, what his plans are in his Career + any extra things we can know;
Q: Tell us Niva, how do you do what you do? What drives you?
A: My Ideas are the brightest when Im laying down on my Bed, thats when my Mind Explodes. Im always thinking “How about this? How about that? Could this work? What if it works?” , My mind is in many places at the same time.
Q: In terms of your Multimedia work, what are your Goals?
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A: I want Zambia to get its Spot in the World Entertainment Sector. I want Zambian Models, Photographers, Bloggers, Stylists – to earn their spots and be recognized too in World Events.
Q: Who do you see yourself working with soon or who do you have on your mind when it comes to collaboration?
A: Every time Im thinking about collaboration I can’t help but think about how much I want to collaborate with Martyn Mwiko (@the_every_mvn). He doesn’t know this, but I will introduce this to him soon Lol. He is a brave street-stylist and his style is just, man its diverse and admirable.
Q: So Niva, if somebody was to describe you, how would they?
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A: Well Im an All-Round Creative. I can be a Photographer cause I understand Photography and Editing (Video Too), I can be a Stylist cause I am a Menswear Influencer, I can model too (ehem!) (wears a silly smirk) I know a Good Month in the Gym would charge me up. So just call me an ‘All Round Creative’. And trust me, sometimes I look at my work and go ‘Yep, Im Insane’.
Q: Haha, Wow. So, how would you describe the Zambian Fashion and Entertainment Industry Currently?
A: I believe that the Fashion & Entertainment Industry in Zambia is just now rising and the speed is Very Impressive. I am confident we will get there soon enough, and I want to be part of the revolution.
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Q: When did you start all this Niva?
A: Well I can trace it back to High School, when I was I THINK 15 Years Old. Yeah. Thats when I fell in Love with Fashion and Subsequently Visuals: Photography. Thats when I also discovered my ability to Multitask, guess thats why my Ideas pop up random and suddenly.
Q: Niva is there a time you felt you got blocked from your dreams? Any time you almost gave up before reaching this far?
A: I almost started hating my Country until one time I read somewhere, something saying “You can love your Country without loving your Politicians”. They were the main reason I felt like giving up on Zambia.
Q: Well thank you so much for your time Niva, that was Insightful.
A: You’re Welcome B-)
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