African Made: Prince Faya
For our #africanmade series we profiled Prince Faya wearing @wataka.africa socks.
"My name is Prince Faya, I'm from Chipinge in Zimbabwe.
I'm so proud of my family because we are so closely united, we love and support each other. I love the community where I am from, the people in our community are very supportive, loving and caring, they are all hard working and are striving for a better future regardless of our countries situation and economic decline.
I am an athlete and I'm very passionate about competing in the World championships, it is my dream.
I have wanted to be an athlete for as long as I can remember... When l was a boy, I loved to run so much, so by the time I was in grade 5 I competed in long jump with the guys that were older than me and l took second position, the teachers that witnessed this event were shocked and didn't know I could jump that far.
l enjoyed athletics more than anything in this entire world, so by the time l went to Manzvire Secondary School, which is located very close to where l was living, by Form 3 l reached provincial standard. I'm so proud of myself because by that time I was the first person at school to reach national level. l had an amazing mentor and he loved me, he used to tell me a lot about how good athletics is.
My dream is to be an Olympic Long Jumper.
I'm so proud to be #Africanmade because Africa is a very accommodative continent with a lot of interesting creatures and so many natural resources. Africa allows a lot of companies from other continents to come and operate peacefully.
My favourite African food is pap (mealie-meal) and goat meat.
My favourite African word is "nyasha" which is Shona and means God's grace." ✌🏽
Photographs and video by @beneustonbrown