Kenya’s first fashion hijabi blogger Nasra Nurulain won the Fashion Blogger of the Year.
Nasra was honored with the award on Sunday 4th November 2018 at the first edition of the Somali Glamour Awards.
Having studied journalism in college, Nasra also developed a love affair with modest fashion which led her to blog in 2015. She now uses her platform to showcase a modest lifestyle to Kenyans.
Speaking to The Sauce, the soft-spoken 27- year-old revealed that she was thrilled that she was nominated and was grateful for the support from her fans who went all out to vote for her to win.
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So your girl got awarded best female fashion blogger of the year by @somaliglamourawards To be honest I can’t fully express the gratitude I have for each and everyone of you! ——————————— I thank anyone who took a chance on me or saw what I didn’t see in me, I know I have been on and off this sphere but I assure you I am working on changing that. I love you darlings 💕 ——————————- Working on an appreciation post In Shaa Allah on the website, so do check out for that. Ps/- this is what I wore for the event! Love and light 💗 ————————————— #muslim #muslimah #muslimahfashion #hijab #hijabfashion #muslimahapparel #hijabstyle #hijabi #hijabiblogger #fashion #fashionblogger #eastafrica #africa #kenya #kenyanblogger #somalia #somali #hijabstyle #hijabstylelookbook #streetstyle #nature #hijabstyle #blackmuslimah #blackmuslimahexcellence #africangirlskillingit
She added that “It feels good to be finally recognized for the work that I have been putting in all these years. I’m also glad that my blog has inspired a lot of girls and encouraged many that they can be classy while still upholding their beliefs as Muslim women.”
Currently, a Psychology major student at USIU- Africa, Nasra is revolutionizing Kenya’s blogging space with her unique content. She admits lack of recognition takes a toll on many bloggers. Outlining some of the challenges that she has faced, she mentioned “putting out aesthetically pleasing content is time-consuming, needs finances, and scouting for good locations is also quite a task”.
The Designer of the Year nominee collaborates with her sister Benazir from time to time to design modest clothing pieces. Speaking about her future plans, Nasra revealed that she hopes to launch her design business online. This budding fashionpreneur and self-taught designer says that working with her sister is the best thing she could ever ask for. Nasra noted, ” we complete each other…. remove one and the other one tumbles.”
An avid reader, Nasra hopes to write her own book about her life experiences which are funny, sad and cruel.
Other personalities who won awards that night include, Citizen TV’s Jamila Mohammed, Hussein Mohammed, and politician Aden Duale.