#THENEWNEW x Sibabalwe

written by Sibabalwe Ngxola, Nina Trenner
photography Nicolo Poggetti, Alina Betge

Welcome to our new series #THENEWNEW x Our People. This is where we highlight the incredible stories of people from our community and they share what they want to see in #THENEWNEW world. From activists, founders and artists to members of our team, we can’t wait for you to meet the new faces of Vinokilo.


Sibabalwe is the Event Marketing Manager at Vinokilo.


Here is our interview with her:

What do you want to share with the world?

Live light, travel light, spread light and be the light. Kindness is free and love is eternal, share them freely and openly. Say “I am” and speak into your life and your world fiercely and intentionally. Mama look! A proud Xhosa woman doing life audaciously.

Kumnandi uba lapha, kubamnadi ubakhona naphi na – it´s great to be here, it´s great to be anywhere.

What do you want to see in #THENEWNEW world?


What book would you share with the world?

You are a badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.

What podcast would you share with the world?

The Live Awake podcast.

What song would you share with the world?

Prayer to the dance floor – Tonijah and Sibabalwe.

Who is someone you think we should know?

Winnie Mandela and Steve Bik.

What’s your favourite item of clothing?

My fluffy bear onesie, if I could wear it in the summer without suffering from heat stroke I would. It has seen me through the best of times and the worst of times 🙂

You want to find out more about Sibabalwe? Check her out on Instagram @sibabalwetheblessing or Twitter @SibaNgalo.


Stay tuned for the next story and don’t forget to explore #THENEWNEW website.

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Perri is the Marketing Sales Manager of Vinokilo, also, “one of the Hong Kong people“.

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