My name is Ikugile Florida-fine Makenja. Born in a small town called Kalulushi on the Copper belt, I have always been passionate about delivery and excellence.
I went to Fatima Girls High School from Grade from 8 to Grade 12. Then Graduated with a Bachelors Science Degree in Real Estate from the Copper belt University in Zambia. I Co Author in a Published International Journal of Social Science Studies titled “Major Determinant of Physical Development on Urban Residential Land: A Case Study of Kalulushi Municipality in Zambia. The Media spotlight chose me; driven by passion and enthusiasm for the media industry, I have been opportune to be a part of a number of projects, events and programs across the country and outside Zambia, on Television, Radio and In Person. I am skillful, knowledgeable and effective in planning, organizing and managing of events such as Corporate Events, Social Events, Entertainment Events, Parties, Product launches and Weddings.
KAPELWA MAKINDE - LASHES AND LAPELS
"Kapelwa Makinde a.k.a “Aka”, aspires to grow and promote African ingenuity to reshape mainstream prejudices about what the continent has to offer. Her hope is to spark greater conversations that will inspire and challenge the local art and creative communities to turn them into productive actions. She believes this process does not have to follow tradition and seeks to have fun while delivering the highest standard with grace, style and elegance in all her projects, heavily rooted in culture.
She is largely influenced and equipped by the experiences that she has gained in various styling and rebranding initiatives, with organizations such as The Redeemed Christian Church of God and one of North America’s leading Print, Marketing and Design suppliers, Westkey | Xibita. She values confidentiality, trust, respect for people and has a unique attention to detail. With a degree in Communication, Print and Digital Publishing, she specializes in Graphic Design, Interior Design and Floristry, taught by Award-winning Vancouver florist and winner of Fleurs de Ville, Vivian Liu. Her combined background is what has fielded her passion for event design and management.
Watch her bring visions of all sizes to life, by applying this very same passion to your weddings, celebrations, corporate and social events today, transforming them into more than fleeting memories but a lifestyle and dream come true!”
Veronica is an events planner and decorator who is so passionate about and committed to helping people and making their events a fairytale and memorable. She is a connector who loves to bring people together. In and out of her professional life, she is always finding herself in the middle of planning fun and memorable events for the people around her. That's why professional event planning is right up her alley. She has leveraged her experience working with different planners into creating a coordination style that is unique. She specializes in personalizing diverse events for each client and handling stressful event situations with grace. Her signature is creative and tasteful designs with incredible attention to detail and structured plus logistical event flow.
Clients who choose to work with Veronica appreciate her candor, caring personality, and sincerity. She is proud to be friends with previous clients. Veronica takes greatest satisfaction in seeing everyone happy and is always grateful for the opportunity to make this happen.
Veronica loves visiting cozy nice and new places, Music and traveling. In her free time, you can find her perusing the internet on what is trending in wedding industry.
NATASHA CHIPEPE - T.C CREATIONS
"T.C Creations" was founded in 2019 and registered within the same Year as a provider of events planning events catering and events decoration. It was founded by Natasha Chipepe.
T.C Creations is based in Zambia, Munchinga province (chinsali district). It runs on passion and drive and it's core statement is "because your happiness matters" as the statement Intels our customers/clients’ happiness always comes first and we thrive to help them actualise their dream events.
After being in the corporate world for 5 years, Stephanie Gondwe founded EventsRus By Steph in 2017, with the hope to implement a more innovative approach and style to events in Zambia. It is with this, that it became apparent to Stephanie on the need for women to have a more sustainable platform in support of their businesses in what is a predominantly male environment.
Under the EventsRus By Steph umbrella, she created Nkashiyandi, formerly Class and Chic Women's Network; with an aim to empower women through different types of programs through its membership portal. The Nkashiyandi Network, which is proving to be successful through its business model, has enabled several women to grow their businesses financially, and is working as a great facilitator in encouraging women in understanding their self-worth.
With the slogan “A Sisterhood, Empowering Women's Self-worth, and Success”; Stephanie has certainly ensured that the Nkashiyandi Women’s network is living up to its ethos. “My vision is to see a women based network, strong enough to change our society, where more women can hold high positions in the corporate world.