Man Making Moves- Abondance Jose’ Maria Kalonji


Tell us about yourself.

I’m an easy going guy, friendly, I love learning new things and meeting people.

How old are you?

…I’m 22 years old.

Do you have any hobbies?

Yes… I love photography and Music because it is a world of unlimited creativity. I also love cooking and reading. You can check out some of my work on Instagram: @desmonphoto

Who has influenced you?

I grew up in DRC, my culture has nurtured me to become the man I am today. And there is a part of me that is influenced by sapology…a culture that speaks more about mannerism of gentle manhood.

How have you surprised yourself lately?


DES: I recently realised that I am big fashion lover “- finding the likes of John Legend and Maps very influential in terms of how one can be a man that exudes elegance and style.

How many pairs of shoes do you have?

I have 12 pairs of shoes.

What are your to-go wardrobe staples?


Solid Colour Jeans



White shirt


Slim dress shoe

Men’s Bracelet

What do you feel most powerful wearing?

A suit

We are all about sharing fashion wisdom, now tell us…what’s the most important style advice you’ve ever received?

To buy less and choose well.

How has your style evolved in the past 5 years?

I must admit my fashion sense has really improved. I put more effort in what I wear and how I wear it, because I now know that our sense of dressing speaks volumes about who we are.

What will you never be caught wearing?

….hahahah…Red or Yellow Skinny Jeans!


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