Kenyan enterprises are among small businesses owned by black people that will benefit from funds raised from singer Beyonce’s Black Parade Initiative
According to her website, Beyonce plans to uplift small enterprises through her BeyGOOD Foundation Black Business Impact Fund as a way of giving back to the black community.
The beneficiaries were picked from various industries including beauty, fashion, restaurants and bars, and arts and design.
Some of the Kenyan brands featured in the list include Mutua Matheka (arts and design), Adele Dejak (fashion), Anyango Mpinga (fashion), AVIDO (fashion) Jiamini (fashion), El Afrique (fashion), Moyo by Bibi (fashion) and Wazawazi (fashion).
Beyonce co-wrote ‘Black Parade’ with her husband Jay-Z and it was her first solo song since her contributions last year to “The Lion King” companion album, “The Gift.”
The song was released on Juneteenth (June 19th), a holiday that commemorates when the last enslaved African-Americans learned they were free.