Why Did I Create a Digital Marketplace for Africans?

Abiuth Maronga
2 min readAug 19, 2023
Abiuth Maronga

ABiuth Maronga is the Founder and CEO of Teecanva, a digital marketplace for the African Diaspora.

Teecanva, formerly vKisii, helps upcoming artists from Africa have a platform to showcase their unique pieces of art to the world. The company is based in Chandler, Arizona, “The Silicon Desert,” and is an online shopping site for the best graphic printed tees for both men and women. Abiuth’s vision was to create a custom design template for individuals and not-for-profit organizations to design their t-shirts at an affordable cost. The t-shirts sold on their website have an original story either about the ethnic diversities in Africa, the Maasai from Kenya, the great wildebeest migration in Masai Mara, the elephants in Tsavo National Park, the Diaspora community, or the tremendous athletic community from Nandi; they all remind the wearer of a story. At Teecanva, every design idea is taught ‘out of the box’ because creativity is at the center of all we do. Teecanva started operations on January 15, 2021, and has since been creating designs that connect with the culture and emotions of the people of Africa.

ABiuth has a Master of Science degree in information security. He has also trained in the field of healthcare, with more than 10,000 hours of direct patient care. In addition, he is actively engaged in various community leadership activities and is a board member for a non-profit organization, the Sickle Cell Foundation of Arizona

You can buy a T-shirt from Teecanva by visiting my website, www.teecanva.com.

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Abiuth Maronga

Abiuth is pursuing a PhD in technology management and has a master's in cybersecurity. He enjoys sharing his technological expertise.