Meet The Face Behind


A BRIKA maker story

Nasozi Kakembo


Nasozi graduated in 2008 from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP). Her company name derives from her very own, which is a Ugandan name meaning "something to look up to in praise of." Born and raised outside of Washington, DC, and a Brooklynite since 2005, Nasozi founded xnasozi in 2011. For the greater part of a decade, she worked in the international human rights and social justice fields, meanwhile indulging in African textiles by night. She still incorporates the fundamental principles of her extensive international experience into her business model. Her Ugandan and American heritage as well as her studies in art, architecture, and eventually human rights have landed her in the far reaches of the world. She currently resides in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and splits her time between there and Uganda.