We had the good fortune of connecting with Victoria Kimani and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Victoria, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My process was based on survival and longing to use what I’m Good at to make money.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As an African female artist, my goal initially was just to get my music heard all over the African continent, but now, it’s so much more than that. Realizing my impact & the importance of my journey in the eyes of the youth where I come from is so much more valuable to me now than simply having my music heard. It’s never been easy, especially being in a society that women’s voices are often muted, but one of the lessons I’ve stuck to is to persevere & keep Going even when you think
You have nothing left. What I would like the world to know about my brand and story is that African girls can do anything we put our minds to …creatively, as entrepreneurs, professionals & other! We are fierce & our style & perspective is very unique , often “borrowed “ but can never be replaced.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m always looking for the culture spots in LA! I absolutely love little Ethiopia on Fairfax, live poetry & soul food in Leimert park, shopping on Melrose Ave & of course hitting the studios in North Hollywood. I’m also a nature girl so I love love love Malibu.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to Shout out my Family! For leading by example.

Website: Www.Kimaniluxurybraid.com

Instagram: @victoriakimani

Twitter: @victoria_kimani

Facebook: Victoriakimani2

Youtube: Youtube.com/victoriakimani

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