The world was first introduced to use of ideograms and smileys in the early 2000’s and we must say it was one of the most exciting perks of electronic messaging. What used to be an all white cast of different emojis, only recently introduced an array of preferential skin color to users. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Blac Chyna and co have launched their very own emoji apps and you have to agree with us that it came with some rather interesting emoticons. Its 2017 and Three African sisters have launched their own emoji app, but what sets it apart is the Afro-centric theme that comes with it.
Mary Sonia Chizoba Ugokwe, Lilian Chioma Ugokwe and Mirian Chinyere Ugokwe are the founders of the contemporary African Emoji app Afreekmoji.
Born and raised in Aba, Nigeria, before relocating to the United States of America in 2007. The Afreekmoji is a medium they hope to use to share and educate the world about their beautiful African culture.
The 90’s born sisters are also the founders of Danshiki pride, an online store for contemporary African prints (Danshiki). The motive behind Danshiki pride is also to bring people of different cultures and works of life together, by showcasing the beautiful African culture with the rest of the world.
What makes us respect these young ladies has to be the fact that at a young age they have embraced not only entrepreneurial skills, but because they have also used the medium to showcase the beauty and distinct culture of the African people to Africans in Diaspora and non Africans who know little or nothing about the African culture.