Mthulisi Tjibale Ncube, [email protected]
The sun was shining brightly on the plush gardens of Alliance Française de Bulawayo, where a celebration of art, fashion, music, and literature was taking place. The audience was dressed in black, but there was no sorrow or sadness in the air. Instead, there was a feeling of excitement and anticipation, as guests waited for the event to begin.
Langelihle Bhule, the resolute dynamite, was the driving force behind the launch. She had organised everything almost single-handedly, with the help of her uncle and the support of Alliance Française.
The event was a three-in-one celebration, featuring an art exhibition, the launch of her clothing line, Solrika, and her debut novel, Resolute Dynamite.
The theme of the event, held last Wednesday, was “Ignite the Light in You!” – a call to inspire and succeed. Langelihle took to the stage and blessed the audience with a song from Whitney Houston, to which the crowds ululated and whistled. The colour theme of the event was black, which Langelihle described as a versatile colour that can be easily blended with other colours to create a stylish and elegant look.
Langelihle is a woman of many talents, with a great fashion sense and a passion for writing.
When asked about her purpose in life, she explained, “I am the sun, and it is through the sun that there’s life in plants and humanity. I believe my purpose in life is to inspire others that I meet, especially young women. It is never easy to start, but one has to be determined.”
Her persistence, optimism, and creativity