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Cxli Ntswana: Profile + Interview

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Cxli Ntswana: Profile


Full name

Reitumetse 'Cali' Ntswana



Place of Birth? (city, country)

Kengsington, Johannesburg - South Africa

Where you live now? (city, country)

Cyrildene, Bruma

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Pretoria and KZN ,South Africa

First Language?


What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Fashion designer ,photographer, model

How long have you been doing it?

Four years

Fav Song

Feral - Espacio Dios

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

J ay Z

Fav Movie

Forrest Gump

Fav Actor/Actress

Julianne Moore

Fav Clothing brand


Fav Artist (in any art form)

George Condo

Fav Sport to watch


Fav Sport to play




Cxli Ntswana: Interview


The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Live learn love those are the first words that come to my mind when

I hear those words.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I am a world influencer. I am influenced to influence my generation.

Lastly I am really just a happy young person from South Africa

Why do you do what you do?

Because I love taking pictures and fashion. I love the freedom of

expression I get when I do what I do.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

It all happened at my sisters Gala It was my first taking pictures. That day I saw the power in the camera, that it had on people was amazing. Also because as a child I had a speaking problem, I felt like pictures gave me the space to express myself.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Being bullied and having that fear that people will judge you or make of you Fun of you. They is no step or way to overcome being bullied, but for me I would have to give credit to my parents. When the world said I had a problem, they said the opposite. Also growing up and finding myself, helped me overcome that fear.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

My dad and aunt inspired me to be a creative body, because my dad is a Photographer and my aunt is a fashion designer.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Thinking that the world is waiting for me, I had to learn that really fast that nobody is waiting for me or owes you anything. So whatever I do I shouldn't expect special treatment.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

My fashion company is dropping our first collection, I am starting a YouTube blog.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Be yourself, never doubt yourself. Make your own path, all these lanes are crowded. Live Love yourself and learn

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

I just want to say thank you to everybody that is a fan of my work





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