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Crisco BL

My name is Sabelo Crisco Dlamini better known as Crisco BL. I’m an illustrator based in Durban. I’ve been illustrating for about a year & unlike other digital illustrators, I use my phone instead of a laptop to create my paintings.
My art is based on Depression, Anxiety & Anti Self Harm. The reason as to why I base my illustrations around these things is because I don’t think they are spoken of as much as they should be nor are they taken seriously. My illustrations or a form of self-reflection, things that I’ve gone through myself. I feel that in doing this, people can relate to my art as much as I do. 
A lot of teenagers these days go through the above mentioned and don’t have the platform to talk about it or express it. I want to make art that makes people feel like they’re not alone and that there are ways to deal with their pain.
You’ve probably noticed that I use a lot of yellow as a background in all my art. Yellow is a colour that is associated with happiness. I use the c…

Ziyaad Jaffar

I'm Ziyaad Jaffar and I'm a 25 years old born and bred Durbanite. I have a close-knit circle of friends, who enjoy socializing and we share the same likes and interests. I have a goal to travel Europe especially Italy, wearing a suit and having coffee outside an old Italian building. 

I'm an inspired entrepreneur who is persistent, motivated and driven to achieve my personal and business goals. "The greats never sacrifice the important for the urgent, they handle the immediate problem and still make sure they secure the future," is a saying that keeps me focused on what needs to be done. 

I'm part owner of  a boutique store called SCOUT, which is located in Station Drive, just off Umgeni Road. It is a store that houses purveyors of gentlemen's finery. We sell vintage clothes, industrial decor pieces, jewellery and grooming items. I also own my own company, PEG - promotions and events group, where I do promotions and activations for clients, promoting their brands at a premium level. 

I have a vision to establish myself as a brand, a go-to-guy, who can be relied on to deliver a professional service to my clients. I've always dreamed of being a successful businessman. My future plans see me living in a vibrant city, city life is energetic and exciting. I enjoy the fast pace, being able to attend meetings at my favourite coffee shop, shopping for that lit outfit and then going back to my pad to socialize with friends. 

Instagram: @ziyaadjaffar

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