Noella Gema Manzi is a Rwandan artist born in Lubumbashi (DRC) on 24th December 1975. She lives
in Kigali with her husband and three kids, who are one of her biggest source of inspiration for her
Noella, mostly known as Mamy, has always been drawn towards visual arts. As far as she
remembers, decoration, drawing, painting and working with her hands have always been part of her
daily activities since she was a kid.
In 2004, she developed a passion for vases. She started painting them with spray paint for herself. It
became successful and blew in a way she would have never imagined. She was encouraged by the
enthusiasm and grew her passion.
This is how she discovered and established herself as an artist. She went into wedding decoration
business, started painting on canvas. She explored her need to create something out a formless
objet that she considers to be a gift that can only come from God. She insists on the fact that she
does not take that for granted, the lord puts everything inside of us, it is up to us to find beauty and
share it with the world.
Crochet is the best illustration of what it is to create beauty out of a mere rope and that is the new
journey Mamy is taking with her work: Art that you can wear.
This is just the next stop, not the end of the road. Explore with MG creations all the amazing facets
of crochet and enjoy all the possibilities it offers to compliment your unique style.