Getting to know GinaJeanz
We cyber vibed with dynamic Namibian creative Gina Mwoombola, better known on the interwebs as GinaJeanz. Illustrator, Fashion Model, Musician and Stylista, we had to find out if there is a form of creative expression she can’t pull off with finesse. We’d give you the old maxim: “Not just a gorgeous face…”, but that would suggest we’re surprised by her slay, so we’ll roll with #BlackGirlMagic and let that be that.
AFF: You graduated cum laude at CPUT, what did you study?
Gina Mwoombola: My first degree was a Bachelors in Graphic Design.
AFF: Quite the slasher: illustrator/ model/ you dabble in photography as well as produce music, what fuels your creativity?
GM: Travelling fuels my creativity, different surroundings inspire me to try different styles in my creative work.
AFF: How do you enjoy spending your time?
GM: I love camping and going on mini road trips with friends, sometimes I just love relaxing at home with my DIY face masks reading a good book.
AFF: What’s your favourite track off Kaytranada’s 99%?
GM: Lite Spots is the ultimate jam!
AFF: Poppies or roses?
AFF: How do you pick the subjects you illustrate?
GM: I keep a sketch pad in my hand bag and draw inspiration from what I see from my day to day activities. Sometimes it's someones OOTD or a colour palette in a coffee shop, whatever inspires me in that moment.
AFF: What is your favourite illustration style?
GM: My favourite illustration style is loose, inspired by watercolour paintings and sketches.
AFF: Having your work used to promote a movie at Cannes Film Festival, as with Terry Pheto’s Ayanda, must have been a very proud moment. other highlights have you had?
GM: Releasing my first EP 'Initium' was one of the biggest highlights for me in terms music production.
AFF: Can you still play the violin?
GM: I can but it has been a long time.
AFF: What thing or event do you think would bring you the most happiness, in life?
GM: Collaborating with Frank Ocean on a song.
Words / Jabulile Dlamini-Qwesha