By TROY MUKUPA
Fueled by determination and dedication, to rise above challenges, CEO and proprietor of a trending fashion and branding business that deals in online clothing line, Mubanga Keshi, well known in the fashion world, and Entertainment industry as, Keshidollar, has managed to achieve significant milestones in this fast growing business as he continues to transform his-real-life experiences into an impactful-brand that delves into personal growth and determination.
Breaking away from doubt and negative energy, Keshi, has managed to maintain a positive mindset through his branding business. The fashion brand “Keshi” was started some 4 years ago, following his rise from humble beginnings to achieving his dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur. The brand brings with it a fresh blend of authenticity, humor, and raw energy. In the 4 years of its existance, it has managed to get overwhelming support of being one of the most-sought in the streets of Lusaka, surrounding areas and Zambia at large.
His impressive work-portfolio of sleek fashion outfits & designs points to one thing, and one thing only, he has the skills and experience required to create designs in the fashion industry that will capture the attention of any targeted audience as he has worked with some of Zambia’s top-notch in both business and the entertainment industry as it continues to be undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with in the online fashion entrepreneurship industry.
Notable celebrities that have trusted and are proudly seen doning the ‘Keshi’ customise brand are; renowned songwriter and heavyweight rapper Chef 187, singer-songwriter & music producer Yo Maps, and the gifted IDC Light Comedy. Others are, rapper and songwriter Kay from Chanda na Kay fame, Barry Barry, just to mention a few.
“We are an active online clothing store. Our able staff are always available. On sales we have Given Njovu as manager, Kennedy Shimbeza on Finance, Solomon Phiri on advertising and Itongi Wandi as company secretary. We also have argents countrywide, to be specific Luanshya, Mufulila, Chinsali, Livingstone, and Chipata. The mentioned locations are all active on our platform for business. We also have offices at Lusaka house and in Kabwata”
Asked what differentiates “Keshi” to other online clothing stores, he responded, “We are a fashion business company that has a long standing reputation and a trust-worthy relationship with our clients. For over 4 years now we have proven to be a reliable online business company in terms of our products and our supply services. Big appreciation to Solomon Phiri, Bibiana Muya, Selisho Bwalya Given, Marcus Njobvu, Wandi Pezu, Chewe Keshi and Taonga Lister for their encouragement and support.
“Challenges are many especially that people who see things from afar have a different perspective of the business knowing in most cases we don’t showcase the loses or rather the challenges we face behind the curtains,” he responds when asked what are some of the challenges faced. “And bringing people on board especially celebrities is never an easy thing to do but with the help of God we do manage coz we choose to be professional, all in all, giving up has never been part of our agenda nangu fyakosa shani, us it’s to continue pushing forward”