The one thing I love the most about new covers is it’s all about a new start. A new cover always brings in new stories, new features, fashion trends, what’s hot, what’s not, the style stars, travel destinations and our cover star. Over the last nine and a half years, we have featured powerful names from the likes of Waje, Juliet Ibrahim, Lira, Bonang Matheba and now one of Africa’s brightest female leaders who is using her brand and platform to inspire a new generation of young female entrepreneurs: we are talking about Tanzanian actress, entrepreneur and business woman, the adorable Jokate Mwegelo. Check out the cover below:

Jokate is the CEO and founder of Kidoti, a fabulous East African brand that deals with the designing and manufacturing of various lifestyle items to suit primarily the African market. From fashion and beauty products, the Kidoti brand provides products of high quality but at affordable prices that match up to the needs of the growing African market. This year will make it 5 years since the brands inception and Jokate is all about taking it a step further by expanding the brands operations to touch across East Africa. The young star has been profiled by Forbes in their “Forbes 30 under 30, African edition” and was awarded as Malkia Wa Nguvu in the business innovation category by Clouds Media Group, Tanzania. Jokate has so much entrepreneur energy bursting through her that we had to get her on our cover this month to tell us about her incredible story. To read Jokate’s exclusive interview, check back with us on the 4th week of October.

Feminine and sexy are taking centre stage this month, in which our style team share with us the 20 hottest African style stars on Instagram. Our style star list includes power names like Boity Thulo, Eudoxie Bridges, Genevieve Nnaji, Kambua Manundu, Wema Sepetu and a host of other beautiful African women. 

For our fashion editorial lovers, we have a short but elegant editorial feature this month for you guys. Like you already know, we love receiving submissions here at Zen so when Madelyn Rivera of Visuales de Vera’Sor emailed us about her collaboration work with Olayemii of, we immediately knew it was one feature we had to work on this month. If you love floor-length dresses, mixed with African prints, accessories and given an outdoor touch, then this is one feature you can’t afford to miss.

As we normally do, we welcome your comments, views and suggestions about Jokate’s cover look. Tell us, which stories you are itching to read this month. What features would you like us to add or speak on? Please drop all your comments in the comment section below. We can’t wait to hear from you. Check out a plain look of the cover below.

Photographed by Clemence Photography
Styling by Macrida
Makeup by All Things Glam

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