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Iamthenublack: Vimbai Gwata & Mukuka Mayuka of Diaspora Darlings

Iamthenublack: Vimbai Gwata & Mukuka Mayuka of Diaspora Darlings

 

 

Introduce yourself 

We are “Diasporan Darlings”,  a website founded by Vimbai Gwata and Mukuka Mayuka that is dedicated to shining a beaming spotlight on the unique experiences of Africans in the Diaspora (and at home), and highlighting the opportunities and challenges currently facing Africans residing outside their home countries

 

Favourite lyric from a song

MM: All Floetry lyrics are my favourite.

VG: All the lyrics to the song “Defying Gravity” from the musical “Wicked”

 

I’m inspired by

VG: That which is creative, defies the norm, fuels the soul and pays homage to the greatness that resides within every individual.

MM: Ordinary, everyday people who are creative, ambitious and selfless in teaching or giving of their talents.

 

 

My icons past/present

MM: Nina Simone because of her voice, music and style.

VG: My paternal grandmother, a woman with a fierce drive, passion and great humility.

 

Thenublack philosophy/mantra

 VG: “Is it true? Is it kind? Is it beneficial to all those concerned? Will it help build goodwill and better friendships/relationships?”

MM: “To thine own self be true.”

 

Check us out

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@DiasporanD