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“Creatives in the City”

In the first of the Refashion Africa series, creative tastemakers share reasons to Love Maputo City.

ELIANA NZUALO-POET/FASHION DESIGNER

What do you Love about your city?

A: Maputo is a very interesting place. It’s a meeting point for a variety of tribes so there’s all sort of small events and new spots all the time. I think that’s my favorite thing: the interactions between the people. I also love the positivity of it: smiles everywhere, great weather, delicious food, unexpected encounters, so you always have something that makes you happy that day. There is always a moment during the day when you go “Only in Maputo!” and in that moment you feel so glad that life has brought you here.

What are the best qualities about your city?

A: Maputo is a great host. I have yet to meet someone that doesn’t like this city. The people here welcome you and make sure you are confortable constantly. Besides that, I like the fact that the more and more it is becoming a cultural hub: so there’s almost always a cultural event happening, and they’re not expensive, so culture in Maputo has become accessible, art has become accessible, and essentially what it means is that we are building a safe space for creative people and I love that.

Favorite things to see/do in Maputo city.

A: If you could only do three things while in Maputo I’d tell you to go to the fish market and just do the whole experience: buy the raw fish and seafood, then go to a restaurant, sit down while you wait for the food, buy some local art, eat a few roasted peanuts and then get your hands dirty eating the shrimp! Secondly, find yourself a good spot with a view, it can be the Marginal, it can be the Professor’s Garden, it can be the Miradouro, there are a lot of points in town where you have a clear view of the whole bay and they’re good spots to write, read, listen to some music or just sit down and see the day go by.

Finally, you have to go to a house party. Any house. Any party. The point is to be a part of a group, a tribe, and just enjoy it: dance, engage in conversations, listen to music, flirt, have a drink or two, or more. Be as free and opened as possible and you’ll for sure have a great time.

PHOTO CREDIT: JOAO CARLOS NATHU, freeleance photographer based in Maputo City

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refashionafrica:

“Creatives in the City”  is a project which calls upon creative tastemakers to tell us what they love about their cities.
In the first of the Refashion Africa series, creative tastemakers share reasons to Love Maputo City.
9 reasons to Love Maputo City, Mozambique.
1.Witnei Lia, Fashion designer- calls it a cultural aphrodisiac that is Alive, where the movement never stops….read more here
2.Eliana Nzualo, Poet and Fashion Designer-calls it a meeting point for a variety of tribes that has a positivity about it… read more here
3.Celso Zaqueu, Photographer and Music producer –calls it a city that is still under steady growth..just like a baby, where its people are nurturing it ….read more here
4. Daisy Goncalves, Fashion Blogger – calls it a cosmopolitan city, a ‘melting pot’ making it multi-cultural and …read more here
5.Nancy Hassane, Make Up artist, loves the sunny days that give ‘life to our lives’…read more here
6.Ell Puto, Music Producer, says it’s the bright and cheerful way of people that gives an incredible feeing ….read more here
7.Guilhermina Zandamela-Model, loves the beaches,warm hospitality and thinks the food and dance is one of it’s greatest qualities … read more here
8.Yassmin Fortes, Photographer, loves the diversity of colors and contrasts around the streets and says it’s a place to exchange experiences and live unique moments…read more here
9. Simba-Rap Artist, says it’s a charming, fresh city where people are always smiling….read more here
PHOTO CREDIT: JOAO CARLOS NATHU, freeleance photographer based in Maputo City
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“Creatives in the City”  is a project which calls upon creative tastemakers to tell us what they love about their cities.
In the first of the Refashion Africa series, creative tastemakers share reasons to Love Maputo City.
9 reasons to Love Maputo City, Mozambique.
1.Witnei Lia, Fashion designer- calls it a cultural aphrodisiac that is Alive, where the movement never stops….read more here
2.Eliana Nzualo, Poet and Fashion Designer-calls it a meeting point for a variety of tribes that has a positivity about it… read more here
3.Celso Zaqueu, Photographer and Music producer –calls it a city that is still under steady growth..just like a baby, where its people are nurturing it ….read more here
4. Daisy Goncalves, Fashion Blogger – calls it a cosmopolitan city, a ‘melting pot’ making it multi-cultural and …read more here
5.Nancy Hassane, Make Up artist, loves the sunny days that give ‘life to our lives’…read more here
6.Ell Puto, Music Producer, says it’s the bright and cheerful way of people that gives an incredible feeing ….read more here
7.Guilhermina Zandamela-Model, loves the beaches,warm hospitality and thinks the food and dance is one of it’s greatest qualities … read more here
8.Yassmin Fortes, Photographer, loves the diversity of colors and contrasts around the streets and says it’s a place to exchange experiences and live unique moments…read more here
9. Simba-Rap Artist, says it’s a charming, fresh city where people are always smiling….read more here
PHOTO CREDIT: JOAO CARLOS NATHU, freeleance photographer based in Maputo City
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  refashionafrica:

“Creatives in the City”  is a project which calls upon creative tastemakers to tell us what they love about their cities.
In the first of the Refashion Africa series, creative tastemakers share reasons to Love Maputo City.
9 reasons to Love Maputo City, Mozambique.
1.Witnei Lia, Fashion designer- calls it a cultural aphrodisiac that is Alive, where the movement never stops….read more here
2.Eliana Nzualo, Poet and Fashion Designer-calls it a meeting point for a variety of tribes that has a positivity about it… read more here
3.Celso Zaqueu, Photographer and Music producer –calls it a city that is still under steady growth..just like a baby, where its people are nurturing it ….read more here
4. Daisy Goncalves, Fashion Blogger – calls it a cosmopolitan city, a ‘melting pot’ making it multi-cultural and …read more here
5.Nancy Hassane, Make Up artist, loves the sunny days that give ‘life to our lives’…read more here
6.Ell Puto, Music Producer, says it’s the bright and cheerful way of people that gives an incredible feeing ….read more here
7.Guilhermina Zandamela-Model, loves the beaches,warm hospitality and thinks the food and dance is one of it’s greatest qualities … read more here
8.Yassmin Fortes, Photographer, loves the diversity of colors and contrasts around the streets and says it’s a place to exchange experiences and live unique moments…read more here
9. Simba-Rap Artist, says it’s a charming, fresh city where people are always smiling….read more here
PHOTO CREDIT: JOAO CARLOS NATHU, freeleance photographer based in Maputo City
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  refashionafrica:

“Creatives in the City”  is a project which calls upon creative tastemakers to tell us what they love about their cities.
In the first of the Refashion Africa series, creative tastemakers share reasons to Love Maputo City.
9 reasons to Love Maputo City, Mozambique.
1.Witnei Lia, Fashion designer- calls it a cultural aphrodisiac that is Alive, where the movement never stops….read more here
2.Eliana Nzualo, Poet and Fashion Designer-calls it a meeting point for a variety of tribes that has a positivity about it… read more here
3.Celso Zaqueu, Photographer and Music producer –calls it a city that is still under steady growth..just like a baby, where its people are nurturing it ….read more here
4. Daisy Goncalves, Fashion Blogger – calls it a cosmopolitan city, a ‘melting pot’ making it multi-cultural and …read more here
5.Nancy Hassane, Make Up artist, loves the sunny days that give ‘life to our lives’…read more here
6.Ell Puto, Music Producer, says it’s the bright and cheerful way of people that gives an incredible feeing ….read more here
7.Guilhermina Zandamela-Model, loves the beaches,warm hospitality and thinks the food and dance is one of it’s greatest qualities … read more here
8.Yassmin Fortes, Photographer, loves the diversity of colors and contrasts around the streets and says it’s a place to exchange experiences and live unique moments…read more here
9. Simba-Rap Artist, says it’s a charming, fresh city where people are always smiling….read more here
PHOTO CREDIT: JOAO CARLOS NATHU, freeleance photographer based in Maputo City
Join REFASHION AFRICA .
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  refashionafrica:

“Creatives in the City”  is a project which calls upon creative tastemakers to tell us what they love about their cities.
In the first of the Refashion Africa series, creative tastemakers share reasons to Love Maputo City.
9 reasons to Love Maputo City, Mozambique.
1.Witnei Lia, Fashion designer- calls it a cultural aphrodisiac that is Alive, where the movement never stops….read more here
2.Eliana Nzualo, Poet and Fashion Designer-calls it a meeting point for a variety of tribes that has a positivity about it… read more here
3.Celso Zaqueu, Photographer and Music producer –calls it a city that is still under steady growth..just like a baby, where its people are nurturing it ….read more here
4. Daisy Goncalves, Fashion Blogger – calls it a cosmopolitan city, a ‘melting pot’ making it multi-cultural and …read more here
5.Nancy Hassane, Make Up artist, loves the sunny days that give ‘life to our lives’…read more here
6.Ell Puto, Music Producer, says it’s the bright and cheerful way of people that gives an incredible feeing ….read more here
7.Guilhermina Zandamela-Model, loves the beaches,warm hospitality and thinks the food and dance is one of it’s greatest qualities … read more here
8.Yassmin Fortes, Photographer, loves the diversity of colors and contrasts around the streets and says it’s a place to exchange experiences and live unique moments…read more here
9. Simba-Rap Artist, says it’s a charming, fresh city where people are always smiling….read more here
PHOTO CREDIT: JOAO CARLOS NATHU, freeleance photographer based in Maputo City
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  refashionafrica:

“Creatives in the City”  is a project which calls upon creative tastemakers to tell us what they love about their cities.
In the first of the Refashion Africa series, creative tastemakers share reasons to Love Maputo City.
9 reasons to Love Maputo City, Mozambique.
1.Witnei Lia, Fashion designer- calls it a cultural aphrodisiac that is Alive, where the movement never stops….read more here
2.Eliana Nzualo, Poet and Fashion Designer-calls it a meeting point for a variety of tribes that has a positivity about it… read more here
3.Celso Zaqueu, Photographer and Music producer –calls it a city that is still under steady growth..just like a baby, where its people are nurturing it ….read more here
4. Daisy Goncalves, Fashion Blogger – calls it a cosmopolitan city, a ‘melting pot’ making it multi-cultural and …read more here
5.Nancy Hassane, Make Up artist, loves the sunny days that give ‘life to our lives’…read more here
6.Ell Puto, Music Producer, says it’s the bright and cheerful way of people that gives an incredible feeing ….read more here
7.Guilhermina Zandamela-Model, loves the beaches,warm hospitality and thinks the food and dance is one of it’s greatest qualities … read more here
8.Yassmin Fortes, Photographer, loves the diversity of colors and contrasts around the streets and says it’s a place to exchange experiences and live unique moments…read more here
9. Simba-Rap Artist, says it’s a charming, fresh city where people are always smiling….read more here
PHOTO CREDIT: JOAO CARLOS NATHU, freeleance photographer based in Maputo City
Join REFASHION AFRICA .
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  refashionafrica:

“Creatives in the City”  is a project which calls upon creative tastemakers to tell us what they love about their cities.
In the first of the Refashion Africa series, creative tastemakers share reasons to Love Maputo City.
9 reasons to Love Maputo City, Mozambique.
1.Witnei Lia, Fashion designer- calls it a cultural aphrodisiac that is Alive, where the movement never stops….read more here
2.Eliana Nzualo, Poet and Fashion Designer-calls it a meeting point for a variety of tribes that has a positivity about it… read more here
3.Celso Zaqueu, Photographer and Music producer –calls it a city that is still under steady growth..just like a baby, where its people are nurturing it ….read more here
4. Daisy Goncalves, Fashion Blogger – calls it a cosmopolitan city, a ‘melting pot’ making it multi-cultural and …read more here
5.Nancy Hassane, Make Up artist, loves the sunny days that give ‘life to our lives’…read more here
6.Ell Puto, Music Producer, says it’s the bright and cheerful way of people that gives an incredible feeing ….read more here
7.Guilhermina Zandamela-Model, loves the beaches,warm hospitality and thinks the food and dance is one of it’s greatest qualities … read more here
8.Yassmin Fortes, Photographer, loves the diversity of colors and contrasts around the streets and says it’s a place to exchange experiences and live unique moments…read more here
9. Simba-Rap Artist, says it’s a charming, fresh city where people are always smiling….read more here
PHOTO CREDIT: JOAO CARLOS NATHU, freeleance photographer based in Maputo City
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  refashionafrica:

“Creatives in the City”  is a project which calls upon creative tastemakers to tell us what they love about their cities.
In the first of the Refashion Africa series, creative tastemakers share reasons to Love Maputo City.
9 reasons to Love Maputo City, Mozambique.
1.Witnei Lia, Fashion designer- calls it a cultural aphrodisiac that is Alive, where the movement never stops….read more here
2.Eliana Nzualo, Poet and Fashion Designer-calls it a meeting point for a variety of tribes that has a positivity about it… read more here
3.Celso Zaqueu, Photographer and Music producer –calls it a city that is still under steady growth..just like a baby, where its people are nurturing it ….read more here
4. Daisy Goncalves, Fashion Blogger – calls it a cosmopolitan city, a ‘melting pot’ making it multi-cultural and …read more here
5.Nancy Hassane, Make Up artist, loves the sunny days that give ‘life to our lives’…read more here
6.Ell Puto, Music Producer, says it’s the bright and cheerful way of people that gives an incredible feeing ….read more here
7.Guilhermina Zandamela-Model, loves the beaches,warm hospitality and thinks the food and dance is one of it’s greatest qualities … read more here
8.Yassmin Fortes, Photographer, loves the diversity of colors and contrasts around the streets and says it’s a place to exchange experiences and live unique moments…read more here
9. Simba-Rap Artist, says it’s a charming, fresh city where people are always smiling….read more here
PHOTO CREDIT: JOAO CARLOS NATHU, freeleance photographer based in Maputo City
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  refashionafrica:

“Creatives in the City”  is a project which calls upon creative tastemakers to tell us what they love about their cities.
In the first of the Refashion Africa series, creative tastemakers share reasons to Love Maputo City.
9 reasons to Love Maputo City, Mozambique.
1.Witnei Lia, Fashion designer- calls it a cultural aphrodisiac that is Alive, where the movement never stops….read more here
2.Eliana Nzualo, Poet and Fashion Designer-calls it a meeting point for a variety of tribes that has a positivity about it… read more here
3.Celso Zaqueu, Photographer and Music producer –calls it a city that is still under steady growth..just like a baby, where its people are nurturing it ….read more here
4. Daisy Goncalves, Fashion Blogger – calls it a cosmopolitan city, a ‘melting pot’ making it multi-cultural and …read more here
5.Nancy Hassane, Make Up artist, loves the sunny days that give ‘life to our lives’…read more here
6.Ell Puto, Music Producer, says it’s the bright and cheerful way of people that gives an incredible feeing ….read more here
7.Guilhermina Zandamela-Model, loves the beaches,warm hospitality and thinks the food and dance is one of it’s greatest qualities … read more here
8.Yassmin Fortes, Photographer, loves the diversity of colors and contrasts around the streets and says it’s a place to exchange experiences and live unique moments…read more here
9. Simba-Rap Artist, says it’s a charming, fresh city where people are always smiling….read more here
PHOTO CREDIT: JOAO CARLOS NATHU, freeleance photographer based in Maputo City
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refashionafrica:

“Creatives in the City”  is a project which calls upon creative tastemakers to tell us what they love about their cities.

In the first of the Refashion Africa series, creative tastemakers share reasons to Love Maputo City.

9 reasons to Love Maputo City, Mozambique.

1.Witnei Lia, Fashion designer- calls it a cultural aphrodisiac that is Alive, where the movement never stops….read more here

2.Eliana Nzualo, Poet and Fashion Designer-calls it a meeting point for a variety of tribes that has a positivity about it… read more here

3.Celso Zaqueu, Photographer and Music producer –calls it a city that is still under steady growth..just like a baby, where its people are nurturing it ….read more here

4. Daisy Goncalves, Fashion Blogger – calls it a cosmopolitan city, a ‘melting pot’ making it multi-cultural and …read more here

5.Nancy Hassane, Make Up artist, loves the sunny days that give ‘life to our lives’read more here

6.Ell Puto, Music Producer, says it’s the bright and cheerful way of people that gives an incredible feeing ….read more here

7.Guilhermina Zandamela-Model, loves the beaches,warm hospitality and thinks the food and dance is one of it’s greatest qualitiesread more here

8.Yassmin Fortes, Photographer, loves the diversity of colors and contrasts around the streets and says it’s a place to exchange experiences and live unique momentsread more here

9. Simba-Rap Artist, says it’s a charming, fresh city where people are always smiling….read more here

PHOTO CREDIT: JOAO CARLOS NATHU, freeleance photographer based in Maputo City

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