The incredibly touching story behind Zozibini Tunzi’s #TakeUpSpace T-shirt

“Kids in Soweto don’t have a lack of inspiration around them; they see soccer players, they see actors and all types of celebrities.”

2020-02-17 01:20:00 AM

“Kids in Soweto don’t have a lack of inspiration around them; they see soccer players, they see actors and all types of celebrities.”

When young entrepreneur Bangilizwe 'Bangi' Msikinya heard that Miss Universe Zozibini Thuzi would be kicking off her homecoming tour with a huge welcome at Joburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, he had an epiphany.

ByThango NtwasaMiss Universe Zozibini Tunzi wears a #TakeUpSpace tee at the unveiling of a mural of her at the Nkosi Mtshazi Public Library in the Eastern Cape.Image:Supplied/SowetanWhen young entrepreneur Bangilizwe 'Bangi' Msikinya heard that Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi would be kicking off her homecoming tour with a huge welcome at Joburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, he had an epiphany. This public celebration would be the opportune moment to inspire some of the young women from his home province, the Free State.

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As Msikinya works in the entertainment industry (he used to manage DJ Prince Kaybee), he knows that celebrities can be a huge source of motivation for young people. Splitting his time between Joburg and Bloemfontein, he also knows that the Free State is rather short on star power in comparison.

“Kids in Soweto don’t have a lack of inspiration around them; they see soccer players, they see actors and all types of celebrities. They know it’s achievable because they live amongst those people.” Read more: Times LIVE »

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