Tanlume Enyatseng

Tanlume Enyatseng

Writer, Creative DirectorGaborone, Botswana
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Tanlume Enyatseng

Tanlume Enyatseng

Writer, Creative DirectorGaborone, Botswana
About me
I believe my purpose is to curate and direct multi-media content, which sees to provoke emotive action through authentic storytelling. Some of the current projects I have ingoing are: • Artivism, which includes daily content creation, digital publishing, creative direction and editorial, on my web platform, which serves as a platform for exchange in a meaningful and authentic manner (www.bananaemoji.com) and satellite digital platforms on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter • Provocateur of social dialogue through championing the Banana Emoji philosophy and Purpose in targeted public spaces, such as through the Banana Club, a safe space for LGBTQI+ youth to engage and tackle issues affecting the community in Africa. • Human interest and social commentary editorial and thought leadership in leading local press publications; including but not limited to: The Patriot on Sunday, The Telegraph
Projects
  • Bonfire of Vanities
    Bonfire of VanitiesA short essay and editorial for Guap Magazine. Please see the link attached here: https://guap.co.uk/bonfire-of-vanities-by-tanlume-enyatseng/
  • Botswana's Artivists for Nataal Media
    Botswana's Artivists for Nataal MediaFor Nataal, I wrote about the young artists in Botswana, using their platforms to challenge stereotypical and harmful narratives. An editorial Id like to call "Belles Du Jour". For the creative I imagine a world where we woke up and adults did not exist, so youth had reign to dress like they want and do as they please. A modern day Lord of The Flies minus the murder, taking styling inspiration from my favorite childhood shows like Rug Rats and Hey Arnold. Creative Direction, styling & words by
  • BANANA CLUB 05.12.2020
    BANANA CLUB 05.12.2020In collaboration with European Union in Botswana, I facilitated the last BANANA CLUB dialogue of the year, under the theme “Trans & Gender Diverse Visibility”. Flyer by Olivia Macioti
  • #BANANAMIX THE LOST BOY
    #BANANAMIX THE LOST BOY“The Lost Boy” a collaborative mix by London based Illustrator Diana Mora and DJ J Van Hell, based in Paris for bananaemoji.com. Creative Directed by me.
  • BANANA CLUB 19.09.2020
    BANANA CLUB 19.09.2020BANANA CLUB is a quarterly safe space session held to discuss key issues affecting the queer youth of Botswana. On the 19th September I facilitated a conversation around, "Parenting, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation." Collaborated with Visual Artist Aina Fontich on creating the flyer and a collage following the engagement
  • EDITORIAL: MASKED BEAUTY
    EDITORIAL: MASKED BEAUTYA short text on make up and masculinity titled “Masked Beauty” , written by me accompanied by photography by Giancarlo Calameo Laguerta and creative directed by myself. Full story: https://bananaemoji.com/
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Projects credited in
  • Album Cover for DJ J Van Hell & BananaMix
    Album Cover for DJ J Van Hell & BananaMixIllustrated album cover made in collaboration with Paris based DJ J Van Hell and Botswana based writer, creative director and LGBTQI+ activist Tanlume Enyatseng for bananaemoji.com
  • Tanlume Enyatseng
    Tanlume EnyatsengThea gave birth to my son two months ago. He’s an alright lad, I suppose he looks like a baby - which is to say not too ugly - he didn’t cry too much when I held him, and he’s got what looks like is going to be a strong handshake. I obviously don’t know how smart he’s going to be, and I can’t tell if he’s got a murderous streak in him. Maybe he’ll play for a major football league. I just hope he understands why I wasn’t there, and why his mother spent so many nights crying on the phone.
Work history
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    Senior Public Relations ConsultantHotwire
    Gaborone, BotswanaFull Time
    Job entails creating content for leading local retail brands including Stanbic Bank Botswana and Wilderness Safaris. Managing all media relations and providing creative strategic interventions to support brand campaigns.
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    Creative Director, Curatorbananaemoji.com
    Gaborone, BotswanaFull Time
    Telling stories in innovative and authentic ways through creative direction, writing and curating for ARTivism website bananemoji.com.
Skills
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Direction
  • Facilitating Workshops
Education
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    Degree in Journalisms and Media StudiesLimkokwing University of Creative Technology
    Botswana