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Ok, so I finally decided to stop procrastinating, take the plunge and go after the dream!

Yep, I’ve packing up what I can and migrated from Through Shaded Eyes to AFRENAI.

This may come as a surprise to some of you and not so much to others, but my dream has always been to connect with and promote others with this space. I know what you are thinking, how could you have done that, through a personal style blog? Isn’t the whole concept of that type of platform to focus on ones self? Yes, yes… I hear you, but the thinking was to use what was at my disposal to try do something different.

For example, I did myA day in the life of..’ series on people in fashion to try do that, which received great responses, but spin offs of that were difficult to bring to life with getting people on board being quite a process and my full-time work being quite a distraction. Though that didn’t materialize to anything more on this platform, it did evolve into the vision that has become AFRENAI and though it would be easier  to reshape this platform to beecome what I want, I felt a good clean break was necessary.

Sometimes, we just need to close one door for another to open and this is why I must say goodbye to my precious Through Shaded Eyes.

I really learnt a lot in working on this space and poured so much of my time and energy into it; time which I look back on fondly. What lies ahead is far greater than what meets the eye, a lot more change lies ahead and I hope you will join me in that journey and maybe even contribute your voice to it as well.

My aim is to not move forward on my own, but to join a great movement and community or creatives looking to add to the changing narrative of Africa.

In giving creatives and brands a platform to share their work and amplifying these voices, the aim is that this will become the online destination for quality African content in fashion and travel – AFRENAI

I thank each of you that have signed up, liked, shared, commented, mailed, and so much more over the years and look forward to hearing from you regarding your thoughts on our new home, yes OUR new home.

See you on the other side –




This entry was posted in: fashion, life, travel


Through Shaded Eyes (TSE) is the brainchild of Tokelo Motsepe. A retail buyer and digital strategist with an addiction to blogging, this blog is a platform for my style, life and love for fashion to be shared. What started as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the world, has now become a place to let out my passion for fashion & writing, in-between time spent at work, traveling, or doing everything else life throws at me… it has become a form of expression and I hope it can inspire and encourage you to also share!

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