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All Jazzed Up
Get lean and
of String Art
THE HOME OF ARTS
PICTURE PERFECT WITH MJD
A story of a retired athlete on pursuing and
finishing his ultimate race. He has been called
the world's most marketable athlete of his time.
DEFYING THE ODDS WITH ROSE
For maintaining energy to repairing muscles
runner and chef Isaac Mills shared some
healthy diet plans on how to get that extra mile.
ALL JAZZED UP
WITH JESCA MTOI
DISCOVER THE BEAUTY
OF STRING ART
16 TUNE IN AND LISTENTO THE EGP
A PERFECT BLEND OF
FITNESS AND STYLE
WITH TD FITS
Tayannah Didas of TD FITS
launches an elegant
fitness line that gives you
the freedom to exercise
while looking captivating
and extremely tantalizing
our culinary master brings
to you yet another exciting
dish that will leave you
asking for more
18 MY REGION WITH ARAPHAT
Discover the beauty of Zanzibar through the
eyes of an origional islander
BUSINESS MINDED WITH INNORAY
VERSES & RHYMES FEATURING
AMMY BLACK CASTOR OIL
DAR ES SALAAM TANZANIA
has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question
Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they
mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious
On some nights I still believe that a car with the
needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you
the right music very loud on the radio.”
H U N T E R S . T H O M P S O N
TM: Did you ever get any special training in the areas of Photography and
videography since your work is close to perfection
DM: Thank you . I never had any special training but I learned through youtube
tutorials, that's where I get new skills and more knowledge about my craft.
TM : What are your ambitions for the future?
DM: I want to become one of the best photographers and videographers
in Tanzania and even worldwide , inshallah.
If you'd like to know more about Director Majid and the MJD Studios
be sure to follow them on their social media pages and support their
work in any way possible .
"Photography is an art of
memory keeping. We
photographers are the keepers
of memories ,we capture
special moments of people’s
lives and freeze them for a
lifetime so that they could
come back and relive that
certain moment of time."
T H E B E A U T Y O F S T R I N G
A R T
f e a t u r i n g H e n r y M g o g o s i o f
A d e c o A r t
T A L A N T A M A G A Z I N E
Talanta Magazine had a chance
to chat with Henry about his art
and his experience as an artist
over the years and this is what
he had to say:
TM : do you compare your work to any other artists ?
HM: Yes I do compare my works with other artists and this
helps me learn new ideas and how to improve my works. i do
this every week
TM : Is the artistic life lonely ?
HM: Sometimes Artistic life is lonely but it's the key to
producing the best work.
TM: What is it that you exactly do?
HM: I am an artist specialized in the area of
string art which is also known as thread and
TM: How has your practice changed over
HM: I can see that I am improving as time
goes, but there is no such a thing as self made
a lot of people contribute in one way or
another to where i am today in the field of art
TM : what has been your biggest struggle &
challenge as an artist in Tanzania?
HM: Some of the challenge that i have faced
as an artist in Tanzania include low
availability of materials , places where you
can sell art at a valuable price are very
expensive to rent making it hard for most
artists to sell their work for what they are
worth and the Tanzanian lifestyle is somehow
challenging because most people don't really
value Artistic works
TM: What do you like about your work/creativity?
HM: I love creativity because it helps me to find ways around
obstacles since most of the time opportunities come with
TM: What is your dream project ?
HM: My dream project is to create a platform that allows
more artists to earn much more from their works.
TM : professionally , what is your goal?
HM: Professionally i am Environmental Engineering in Making
but my goal is to become a full time artist as i’d like to continue
pursuing what i am doing with string art, engage in art
collecting and even own a museum .
TM : what would you tell other people who would like to get
involved in art?
HM: I would tell them to follow their passion , learn more
about it and try to perfect their craft as days move on. Art is
really interesting and it can turn from just a mere hobby and
into a stable career in a matter of time.
If you are interested in string art and you’d like to know more
about Adeco Art and their amazing work, please be sure to
visit their social media pages to show some love and support to
the amazing artists.
some art by Henry at Adeco
Bootes string art
Boötes constellation lies in the northern
hemisphere. It is one of the largest
constellations in the sky which contain
Arcturus the red giant star in the Northern
Hemisphere of Earth's sky and the brightest
star in the constellation
ARCTURUS a mandala is made in the
style of string Art, that is the image is
created by means of nails driven into the
base and stretched the threads.It's name,
the panels were in honor of the star in the
The orange giant ARCTURUS is the brightest star in it's constellation
.Mandala a complex geometric structure symbolizing the world order
that is in fact, its nothing but the model of the universe.
You are allowed to be both a masterpiece
and a work in progress simultaneously.
What is the first thing that comes in mind when you think
about Zanzibar? is it the blue waters , prestine white beaches,
beautiful sunsets or even the palm trees? what electrifies your
brain when you imagine yourself busking under the sun in the
alluring coastal region that is complimented with a lifelong
history , heavenly beaches as well as both traditional and exotic
cuisines that will leave your taste buds asking for more .
Zanzibar is home of more than one million citizens who have
different backgrounds and cultural heritages. With a mix of
different cultures , Zanzibar is a perfect blend of the swahili ,
Arabic and other different traditions making the heavenly
island one of the most diverse places in Tanzania .
Apart from the beaches and historical landmarks, Zanzibar has
so much to offer making it one among the most famous islands
in the world. Come and witness the beauty of our motherland
firsthand and you'll surely have the time of your life.
Ray’s Baobab seed is a
mouthwatering product by
Innocent Raymond a university
student from Dar es salaam
Tanzania who is both focused
and determined to build a
legacy as a businessman and
entrepreneur in Tanzania.
Innocent began selling this
product after an encounter with
a vendor who sold tasty baobab
seeds that left people asking for
more. After analysing how much
people enjoyed these flavored
seeds Innocent made it his
mission to create a brand that
tends to his customers needs by
taking the entire business on a
different level and stepping out
of his comfort zone.
From the product’s packaging to
the appetizing flavors it is
evident that Innocent pours his
heart out into his business and is
ready to deliver the most
precious batch of baobab seeds
you ever encountered in your life
. As for now Ray’s baobab seeds
are available at different places
in Dar es salaam Tanzania with
flavors such as Mik, Vanilla,
Apart from Ray’s Baobab seeds
Innocent is the owner of Ray’s
outlet, an online store dealing
with phone accessories such as
phone cases , chargers and other
equipment as well as brand new
phones at a very reasonable
CONTACT INNOCENT THROUGH:
T A L A N T A M A G A Z I N E
You don't need a silver fork to eat good food.
This easy-to-make, refreshing pineapple orange mango
juice is just what you need when you're looking for a
tropical juice recipe to brighten your day!
I N G R I D I E N S T S
1/4 pineapple peeled and chopped
2 oranges peeled and quartered
1/2 red mango peeled
I N S T R U C T I O N S
Run all fruits through your juicer.
Filter juice using a fine mesh strainer
Place in a Jug or Pitcher then refrigirate.
D E L I C A C I E S
W I T H
A RECIPE BY CHEF TEE
Fresh cilantro (optional)
Cut the chicken into small cubes and in a medium size bowl
marinate the chicken with soy sauce, black pepper and fresh
garlic. While waiting for the chicken to marinate in a pot boil
the noodles for about 10 minutes ( make sure the noodles are
not too soft).
Heat the pan and add fry the chicken for 3 minutes until the
chicken turns a bit brown,then put the chicken aside.
In the same pan fry onions then add Broccoli (you can steam
before hand), mushrooms, carrots and coped cabbage. Cook
everything together for 10 minutes then add cilantro and 3
teaspoons of soy sauce.
Add noodles then mix well all the ingredients and cook for
another 3 minutes.
Ready to eat ( adding more soy sauce is optional)
I am a universe
all on my own,
as are you.
I am complete
all on my own,
as are you.
Like the water
and the wind
Waves are born
when winds meet the water;
a wild symphony
of their hearts
Loud and proud
unlike the stillness of the water
unlike the softness of the wind
You are water
and I am wind
You are water
and I am wind
T D F i t s i s a u n i s e x f i t n e s s c l o t h i n g l i n e b y t h e e v e r l o v e l y T a y a n n a h D i d a s
w h o i s b o t h p a s s i o n a e a b o u t f a s h i o n a n d f i t n e s s .
T D f i t s a l l o w s y o u t o
w o r k o u t i n s t y l e
a n d i n t h e m o s t c o m f o r t a b l e m a n n e r w i t h o u t c a u s i n g
h a r m t o y o u r b o d y a n d o v e r a l l h e a l t h s i n c e i t ' s p r o d u c t s a r e m a d e o u t o f
q u a l i t y m a t e r i a l s w h i c h a r e h a n d l e d w i t h s o m u c h c a r e a n d l o v e .
G e t y o u r s h a n d s o n t h e m o s t s t y l i s h s p o r t s w e a r t h a t g i v e s y o u t h e
f r e e d o m t o e x e r c i s e w h i l e l o o k i n g c a p t i v a t i n g a n d e x t r e m e l y t a n t a l i z i n g
b y c o n t a c t i n g T D F I T S t h r o u g h t h e i n f o r m a t i o n b e l o w :
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Dar es salaam , Tanzania
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