2manysiblings are the brother-sister duo who are taking fashion blogging and entrepreneurship to new heights across the globe.
Last July at the Tribe Hotel in Nairobi, I spotted fashion bloggers Velma Rossa and Oliver (a.k.a Papa Petit) of 2manysiblings as they waited to shoot with rapper and actor Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def). He was in town for a Hip Hop Rapsody event at Ebony club last year, but made time to connect with local artists. I was thrilled that Velma and Papa agreed to let me snap some pics while they posed it up with the star for photographer Sara Waiswa. Best part about watching everything unfold, was seeing one of my favorite writers Wanjeri Gakuru hard at work.
Thanks to Anyiko Owoko for telling me to go the hotel, I was not sure what to expect but I’m happy I made it. You can check out the behind-the-scenes pictures from the shoot below, and a few of Velma while she was in New York a few weeks ago. Velma and Papa are documenting their recent U.S trip on Instagram (@2manysiblings), which included holding an exhibition at Yale University and hosting the popular event ‘Everyday People’ in New York where we met up. The budding stylepreneurs are back in Nairobi and will more than likely be gearing up for the next ‘Thrift Social’ event, which is a hit with Nairobi’s hipsters for the fashion, music and art. Check out their social media pages for information on the next one, and let me know what you think!