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Meet Stella Njoki, Soko Content Intern

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Name: Stella
Position: Content Intern
In one word: Creative
Hometown: I was born and raised in a small town in Kenya called Thika.

How did you find out about Soko? Why did it interest you?
I actually chanced upon Soko. A good friend was perusing his Twitter feed and he saw Soko’s call for content interns. He checked out Soko’s site, and he thought I’d love it because it merges fashion, writing and creating content. He was right!

You’re a student and an intern - what does a typical day look like for you?
I’ll start my description from my nights because that’s when I usually work - I am a night owl and I love writing at night. I can write until as late as 2AM and am back awake by 6AM. I get to school by 8 and I either go for class or go to the library to surf the web. I spend a lot of time there because I need to churn continuous content and that requires ongoing research and inspiration. On some days I go to Soko offices or around Nairobi on assignments. I write during the day whenever an idea strikes!

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What is your favorite part of your role?
My whole role is fun to me. I love the flexibility of my schedule and the fact that I can work remotely. I also love taking photos at the events I attend. I especially enjoy the challenge of creating my own content concepts. Plus the Soko family is awesome so I feel right at home here!

Favorite part about living in Nairobi? Any insider tips?
Nairobi is an amazing place to live. It has so many things to do. You can choose between visiting nature’s sites, going to gaming centres, trying amazing eateries with the famous Kenyan ‘nyama-choma’ (grilled meat), and camping. My favorite part is the art and culture in Nairobi. There are so many art exhibitions, poetry recitals, concerts, musical hangouts, and more. They are awesome places to meet amazing and talented creatives from in and out of Nairobi.

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My tip to any new visitor to Nairobi should make a point of visiting those artsy events. You will meet great people and they will be more than willing to point you to the next fun hangout spot!

How would you describe your style? 
I’d say my style is expressive. I buy outfits that speak to me or ‘look like me.’ I don’t necessarily follow trends but I also don’t want to look like I live in a cave, so I look around and work my personality into some of the trends. I believe clothes are a form of self expression so I wear what excites me and what I am comfortable in. I’m constantly on my feet and on the move so I have to factor in comfort and functionality in my wardrobe.

What’s your favorite piece from the Kenya Collection?
I absolutely love the Leather and Brass Appliqué necklace. It is elegant, edgy and can be dressed up or down with a dress or even jeans. It is a definite statement piece that can work with almost anything and add the wow factor.

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When you’re not working or studying, what do you love to do?
I’m a writer by DNA so you could find me writing some poetry. But I am usually hanging out with friends watching movies or playing board games. Alternatively, I could be making new ones at a nearby art event or hangout. I also love camping, so I do it whenever I can. I like be to be up and about but of course, like everyone, there’s always the occasional relaxing Sunday where I sit home and just laze around.

More content from Stella is on it’s way. In the meantime, you can find Stella on Twitter @stellanjogo!

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