This post is the fourth in a series of 10 instagram-based giveaways devised to promote our fellow business owners, as well as to give us a chance to say THANK YOU to all the people who support Skinny laMinx on social media all year long.
Thanks to Mami Wata, who has kindly sponsored this prize (details at the end).
If you’ve been wandering around the BoKaap in Cape Town in the past year, you might have noticed a vibrantly-painted storefront on Rose Street with a big, BIG banana out front. That’s Mami Wata – Africa’s newest surf brand with the hottest style.
The name “Mami Wata” is from West African pidgin English and literally means ‘Mama Water’… or ‘Mother Ocean’, if you prefer, and it’s a terms used from Madagascar to Morocco, Liberia to Mozambique, to describe the African water spirit who appears in the shape of a mermaid.
Co-founder Nick Dutton believes that Africa is the new frontier in terms of design, and importantly for Mami Wata, surf exploration and culture. Surf spots of Africa shape their narrative, and the story is told via an immediatly recognisable brand identity, heavy on the mermaids and bananas, put together by maverick artist/designer Peet Pienaar. As Nick puts it,“It’s original, it’s African, it’s surf and, when you really look at the detail, it’s a bit bonkers.” Oh, and they also make a damn fine cup of coffee
The Mami Wata HappyThanks Giveaway
Super-cool African surf brand Mami Wata has offered us a prize of a Black Banana Sweatshirt for our 20 Days of HAPPYTHANKS. Find out how to enter below:
How to enter
- Follow @skinnylaminx on instagram
- Follow @mamiwatasurf on Instagram
- Like the post about the Mami Wata giveaway at @skinnylaminx, and leave a comment, tagging a friend.
Competition terms and conditions
- This giveaway closes at midnight (Cape Town Time) on 16 November 2018.
- The winner will be chosen by means of a random generator app, and will be informed via Instagram DM.