Ep. 03 | Jamila Hassan – Making a Voice for Mombasa

In 2014, Jamila founded Life in Mombasa, which is an award winning lifestyle blog for those exploring Mombasa history, culture and modern day life. The aim of the blog is to change the face of Mombasa, to show the different types of culture through photography and written articles. We can read from fancy books or magazines, but seeing Mombasa through a local resident is when you get the real essence of the city. She is the winner of the Best County Blog in the Blogger Association of Kenya (BAKE) Awards 2016, 2017 and 2018. She also has been recognized as an African Voice showcasing Mombasa – The creative artist capturing ‘Life In Mombasa’ on CNNAfrica.

In this episode, Jenny and Jamila talk about why Life in Mombasa started and the passion behind the blog. They also discuss about the heartache of being a creative entrepreneur, and ultimately, the vision and drive it takes to stand strong even when the days are hard.


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Mentions:
Life in Mombasa
Malkia Creative
Farhana Oberson
Nadia (naddy)
Fierce Lady Official
Hijabee Nation Mombasa
MTY youth
Afri Love Connection
MombasaWorks
Imani Collective

One last thing to live by: Be strong and just keep going through because sometimes it is going to get hard but just keep going because you never know what is going to happen.