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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…

Siyolo Tembo

Bold, sophisticated and outspoken. These are the words most commonly associated with “Yowlee”. There is more to me than the exterior. I dare to dream and work towards realising my aspirations.

I’m Siyolo Tembo the founder of Wootton, which is an upcoming online based cosmetic store. Coming from a small underestimated town called Welkom, opportunities were limited, in fact almost non-existent. But I’m a ‘half full glass’ type of person, so I saw this as an advantage, I became a model for local magazines. I have worked with many clothing labels like, Guess, Sissy Boy and Red Bat to name a few. ‘Where did this obsession for fashion come from?’. Well… I’m a daughter of fashion, literally, my mother the winner of Vukani Fashion Awards 2005 was the one who introduced me to the fashion world, and by default I became a model for one of the most prestigious fashion shows in South Africa, thus my love for fashion grew.

A friend once told me ‘marry someone who makes you feel and look great’ so I married the camera. Being a lover of fashion paired with being camera friendly made me realise that my hobbies and interests could be profitable. I gladly announce that I am now in collaboration with a couple of stores and photographers in South Africa and we are in the process of starting a blog where I will be a social influencer.

‘There is more to me than the exterior’. I am a law Student at the University of Freestate and I want to be an inspiration to our young beautiful girls. Beauty is worth something but brains are everything.

Where am I now? A few steps away from living my dream.

‘I aspire to inspire before the day I expire.’

Instagram: @yowlee 

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