The Story Behind the Name
Individuality. Divinity. Purpose.
“Nairobi was a nickname, which I originally hated. My siblings came up with it as a way to poke fun at how people mispronounce my real name. It was not until 11th grade of my high school career, when I really started to gravitate and find the beauty in the nickname. 10th and 11th grade was a time in which I was struggling with my identity, self-worth, mental health, my faith in Christianity, and finding/accepting my purpose but by the time I turned 17, I told myself that I was a queen and I needed to start acting like one. I thought of a symbolic way to remind myself of my worth and the name immediately came to me. To me, it represents my “Queen-ship”, coming into womanhood, homage to my East and West African ancestry, and new life.”
Origin of the name "Nairobi" and Mission
The name Nairobi comes from the Maasai phrase “Enkare Nyrobi”, which translates to "cool water", a reference to the Nairobi River. It is also defined as a Waterloo for animals. “Water is really important in the course of life. It cleanses, it heals, and it brings life. I wanted to promote the power of healing from trauma while I am still undergoing my healing process. I also wanted to represent divinity, individuality and following your purpose, which is the meaning of my brand. My mission is to inspire the youth to know themselves through God, embrace themselves, and to never stray from their God given purposes. Water brings and is a source of life and that is also what I aspire to do."
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