2015 Final position: #57
When a lot of his friends were struggling to break into the creative industry, the naturally curious Dillion Phiri decided to do a little research to help them out, because you know, that’s what friends do. He soon realised that there was a serious lack of platforms for artists, actors, musicians and designers to expose their talent and started Creative Nestlings. Together with his wife, Nokolunga – an aspiring journalist who worked her way out of the townships and into the creative industry – they’ve helped hundreds of young people gain access to careers and make their ideas a reality. But being the overachievers that they are, neither of them have stopped there; Dillion is also a part-time website developer and a budding fashion designer with his own label, The Brothers Slimm. Nokolunga is soon to stage an exhibition on race and gender while simultaneously forming a collective for young black female artists. If that’s not enough they’ve won a host of awards and were recently featured on the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2014. Not sure about you, but we’re feeling like we may need to step it up a notch.
Connect and nurture young African creatives.
Young people are taking creative control of the country in interesting ways.
Dr. Mugendi K. M’Rithaa.
If you cant find it, make it.
Launching our young African creative membership program called #TheNEST, and announcing our new nomadic print and digital magazine called Young x Creative.