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Meet Kibera Based Fashion Designer Who Has Received International Recognition

David Ochieng is one of the most popular Kenyan fashion designers.Ochieng is popularly known as "Avido" which is also his brand name.Avido was born and raised in Kibera.Avido had a poverty stricken childhood as it is for many Kibera residents.Avido dropped out school and later re-enrolled.In his days out of school,Avido was a street dancer and spoken word artist.He however found his purpose in fashion design after joining the Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts.The late MP Ken Okoth also inspired Avido's journey alot.

Today Avido runs "Look like Avido" fashion brand and the Avido foundation.Despite his fortunes,Avido located both of them in Kibera.Avido has been featured in Vogue Magazine and other major outlets.He also received recognition from America's pop star Beyonce.

Avido has also worked in Fashion shows in Munich, Germany and other cities.Besides fashion,his work to give back to Kibera residents is highly applauded.Avido received a presidential honor for his foundation’s relief to Kibera residents after the emergence of Covid-19.

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