I know you have seen or heard about the Afrika Afrika musical, what I’m sure you don’t know is that the big Boss is a Kenyan.
Faiza Hoffmann the Kenyan born Canadian is the CEO of the Afrika! Zirkus- und Veranstaltungs GmbH. She’s a trained Event planer and has worked in the field for years. She’s married to Matthias Hoffmann a former Event planner from Heidelberg who now only advices and manages the finances of the Afrika! Zirkus- und Veranstaltungs GmbH.
Faiza is your real grass to grace kind of story. Born and bred in utter poverty in a tiny village in Makhonge in Western Kenya. After attending Chesamisi Primary school she passed her exams with flying colours and joined the Alliance Girls’ High School (Busherian 😉 ). She moved to Canada in 1984 and lived there until 2002. In 2008, she got married to Matthias.
She runs a foundation, the Faiza Hoffmann Stiftung, that helps educate children in Makhonge as her way to give back to the tiny village she came from. The foundation has also built a school of the kids, you can read about the foundation and help out at Faiza Hoffmann Stiftung.
The Musical Afrika Afrika will be touring all over Germany and Austria from October, they have over 240 shows planned. Check out when they will be in a town near you, Afrika Afrika Tour Dates.