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Akorino Breaking The Norm

ByGladwell Wanjiku

Apr 15, 2021
Akorino

The Akorino are a group of African Christians whose beliefs and practices are based on the principle of non-violence. It is assumed that most Akorinos wear clothes just anyhow and are mostly in long clothes that are not fashionable. So today we will talk about the most stylish Akorino’s in Kenya, who have shown that one can remain fashionable without wearing short clothes or exposing their body in any way.

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Carey Priscilla

Carey Priscilla
Carey is among the Akorino changing the norm

With over 60,000 followers on Instagram, Carey also takes the crown for one of the most stylish Akorino Kenya has. She made a name for herself when she defied the Akorino faith and joined Kenya’s fashion industry. Her modeling and make-up career caused her ridicule from those majoring too much in her religion. Carey proved that one can remain stylish no matter your beliefs. She came to the limelight when her photos in dashing outfits and Akorino turban went viral online. She has a youtube channel with over 1,500 subscribers and runs Carey Beauty, an online brand for makeup classes, weddings, special events and engagements.  Carey Priscilla, the Akorino model and makeup artist recently gave birth to a bouncing baby boy.

Carey
Carey

The second Akorino queen

Pesh Wanjiku

Akorino
Pesh Wanjiku

Peris Wanjiku, also known as Pesh, has over 30,000 followers on instagram and over 15,000 followers on Twitter. She was born in Githurai 45 in Kiambu County. Pesh has two sisters all called Wanjiku.  She loved modeling at an early age but her religion was very much concerned.

Akorino
Pesh

Her aunties could discourage her about it due to their cultural believe. She’s an experienced fashion model, which is seen through her stylish outfits ranging from cool denim jackets to classy stilettos. She also runs an online thrift store selling her signature pleated skirts, called Peshy Classy Collection. Pesh also doubles up as a digital marketing influencer, pushing brand messages across her platforms.