African creativity combined with technology has an amazing output which is displayed when we study these three sistsers, Mirian Chinyere Ugokwe, Lilian Chioma Ugokwe and MarySonia Chizoba Ugokwe who foundeed Danshikipride, an international African clothing business and created an Afrocentric emoji, called AfreekMoji.
AfreekMoji is a medium these sisters and entrepreneurs hope to share and educate the world about their beautiful African culture. In store display, the app carries the following caption: “Featuring over 60 African inspired emojis! Celebrate your Afro-centric or African culture with Afrikmoji! Brighten up your conversations, with our wonderful emoji designs and share your individuality with your family and friends. Happy AfrikMojing!!”
“We, as Africans, definitely have an idiosyncratic way of communicating with one another, and Afro Emoji is really a fun, accessible graphic depiction of that. We are building a modern African hieroglyph that represents us,” Ayoola Daramola, the app’s team leader told Okay Africa.
At first the emojis and expressions seemed more Nigerian, but Washington D.C.-based company updated the app in February, and now offers characters from different parts of Africa in an effort to “give it a pan-African feel.”
Afro Emoji costs $1.99 at the Apple App Store and works on Android and Apple devices.
The sisters are also the founders of Danshikipride, an international African clothing business. This business displays and celebrates African Fashion Creatvitity
With parents who are entrepreneurs, these siblings had always wanted to be entrepreneurs too, so, when they moved to the United States in June 2007, they decided to keep their African upbringing alive. A quick peek into their website info page displayed…