What It Takes Book Vol 1 – Hardcover Edition


Join our founder dillion s. phiri as he visits and elicits Advice from over 60 young African creatives who have made it work as a passion and business. Itumeleng SOLAR Modise on investing in your energy account, Anelisa Mangcu on starting, Andile Buka on bringing life to your work,  Tiisetso Molobi aka urbanmosadi on the business of creativity, Nereya Otieno on pacing yourself through self doubt, Gareth Pon on finding your voice,  Sindiso Nyoni on putting in the work, Maneo Mohale on the elusion of perfection, Rendani Nemakhavhani  on collaboration and Atang Tshikare on success as a fantasy – to name just a few.


*Delivery starts November 20th. 


The book follows their journeys, insights, and ideas from great these creatives who have spoken at our Conversations On Creativity talk series. 

We revisit them in their spaces as they share their greatest lessons on starting, failure, success, passion, quitting, health, family, balance and the all-important business of creativity. The book aims to inspire, educate, and celebrate African creativity from the experiences of actual African creatives.

Creatives Featured:
Anelisa Mangcu, Jade de Waal, Vincent Manzini, Sam Turpin, Rizqah Dollie, Palesa Kgasane, Mx Blouse, Kurt Orderson, Anaka, Athandiwe Ntshinga, Sphiwe Giba, Teddy Goitom, Petite Noir, Indigo, Abdul Dube, Andrew Simelane, Khanya ‘Kyeezi’ Siyengo, Vuyolwethu Dubese, Anthony Bila, Mushambi Mutuma, Cheraé Robinson, Nthabiseng Mosieane, Jade Doreen Waller, Dylan Valley, Andile Buka, Lidudumalingani Mqombothi, Itumeleng Solar Modise, Sibusiso Mkhwanazi, Maneo Mohale, Daniel Ting Chong, Nas Hoosen, Kent Andreasen, David Tshabalala, Aaron Yeboah, Andiswa ‘Andy’ Mkosi, Elisha Mpofu, Sindiso Nyoni, Rendani ‘SesiHoney’ Nemakhavhani, Robin ‘Okayshades’ Brink, Amy Jephta, Lindsey Appolis, Noncedo Gxekwa, Senay Berhe, Kent Lingeveldt, Atang Tshikare, Khanyisile Mbongwa, Charmaine Ngobeni, Sinomonde Ngwane, Vincent Moloi, Nokulunga Mateta, Gareth Pon, Amanda Sibiya, Success Maake, Lethabo Mokoena, Kunyalala ‘Fort Rixon’ Ndlovu, Tsoku Maela, Marco Morgan & JOJO ABOT.

In true Creative Nestlings spirit the book is self-published and in collaboration with members of our network with photography, design, and illustrations. 

– Pages: 152
– Size: A5
– Hard Cover, Pur Binding

ISBN: 978-0-620-80178-2

The cover illustrations are by Musonda Kabwe and the whole book is designed by our friends at Samuel. They really did a good job.