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Introducing myself and my journal: The sense of pride Nzasu

About Me:
Nzasu means a sense of pride.I have a sense of pride because of who I am a woman, where I come from Mama Africa,what I do communicate with the world telling the Kenyan story using the internet.
I seek for more..... telling my story my own way in words,pictures,sounds,graphics,animation anything and everything that the digital world allows me to.Karibu (Welcome in Swahili) to Nzasu's pride!

My Passions:
To expand my horizons of creativity and innovation, using the internet as a new medium of expression and communication.

My Challenges:
An undeveloped internet infrastructure, and a lack of an understanding by the authorities of the internet and its actual potential!

My Vision for the Future:
Its taken the TV 13years to reach a target audience of 50 million people, Its taken the internet 3years to reach a target audience of 50 million people.The internet is the future of communication and self expression!

My Areas of Expertise:
Multimedia,Human computer interaction, and Information architechture

Join the African hair group Read Know and Pass this On!


William's picture

For my love of the people from Africa

Dear Nzasu,

You must have read my blog on PulseWire. Last year, on my trip to Liberia, I found the people there are more similar to me than different. I fell in love with the openness, the love they showed me. My heart is in Africa. I am a Christian and pray for many people by name in Africa each morning.

I saw the poverty and the lack of jobs, the lack of a future for the young people. Most people seem interested in money, but some have an eye to the future. One United Methodist missionary, a fellow from DR Congo, is offering education and a meal for children and former combatants. He and I are discussing how to make a video, having the young students make it, so we can raise funds to support the costs of the programs.

How best to make a video for YouTube or somewhere? Still digital camera or video? How to transport it to the US: send chip/film? Suggestions?

I am supporting this ministry financially and am committed to help the programs succeed.

What are you involved in, that might teach me how to do this? Partnering possible?
peace and hope,

Nzasu's picture


Hi William thank you for you comment.

Regarding the video, I suggest you get the easiest video camera in the world to use.Its called Flips here is the website they cost about $150 and they are available everywhere in the US from sears to kmart and target etc.You need no prior experience to use this.Just place the camera in a position and try not to move around too much.Its as simple as 123.You also need no software to upload this video capture video footage and download it to your computer and attach it to youtube, facebook,digg or whatever other program you wish to do so avoiding the need for tapes of whatever kind or form.And the best part is the video quality is great!Kindly have a look at the website and if you have any further questions and or need help I would be more than willing to help.And I would be very much interested in a patnership

I am currently working in the newmedia industry.I am involved in the pioneering of production of content for the web as applied to news.

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And just another tip, its abit hard for me to explain how easy it is to use this camera over a network, so I suggest you go into one of these stores that sells this product and ask them to demonstrate how to use it. And if your'e not convinced don't buy it.On the website theres a list of store locator's


JaniceW's picture

Asante sana

I love that you have started a group called African Hair and White Lye. I have no doubt it will quickly become popular. Feel free to invite members/friends to join your group as sometimes, it takes a while for word to get around about a new community within PulseWire. Just click on the "Invite" tab above the group profile. Also, you may want to copy the text from the profile to the group's first journal as it then gives members a journal entry to respond to.

Thanks for your enthusiasm and I look forward to reading the ongoing dialogue about African hair.
PulseWire Community Director

Nzasu's picture

Hakuna matata(No worries)

Asante for the tip off Janice,I must have missed the invite tab on the groups page.Am not really looking for a response for this group, I just want to inform people and have them take actions accordingly.I am not a pro at this stuff just heard about it and am trying to spread the word.They are people who are more specialized in this area African hair, and have resources for it and would act as a better support group for women than me.But I have posted it to my journal anyway, hopefully I will get a oh my goodness thank you I didn't know this!

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