This app is still FREE! If you enjoy it, please leave a review and share with friends. Thank you and have a Happy Kwanzaa!

*** NEWS ***
Featured by Apple in the "Holiday Cheer" section for two years in a row! As others have discovered, you can use this app year-round, not just during Kwanzaa. Thanks for all the reviews! Every great review makes our day!

Need some help with thinking positive? This is the iPhone app companion to Venus Jones's "Kwanzaa: 7 Days, 7 Principles" album.

Celebrate the principles of Kwanzaa poetically through daily affirmations. These affirmations can be recited year-round to improve your spirit, and align yourself with the seven daily principles of Kwanzaa:

* Umoja (Unity)
* Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
* Ujimaa (Collective Work and Responsibility)
* Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
* Nia (Purpose)
* Kuumba (Creativity)
* Imani (Faith)

No matter your cultural background, this app will prove to be a tool for self-improvement and the emotional stimulus we all need.

Note that this app doesn't include the audio clips from the CD (you have to buy the CD for that!), but it does include Venus's poetic affirmations for each day.

Try it today. It's free!

What’s New

Version 3.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

* Notifications! If you give the app permission, it will give you a short Kwanzaa message each day of Kwanzaa. As a bonus, the app icon will show a number so you'll know the day of Kwanzaa without even opening the app! I mean, for this reason alone, we shoulda called this version 3.5, people! (You can always turn off these notifications under Settings > Notifications > Kwanzaa.)

* Page Updates. Some minor changes to the "More Info" pages, including links to Venus's social media sites.

* Other behind-the-scenes improvements to support future improvement ideas.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Sonuvjc ,


My mother in law encourages us each year to incorporate Kwanzaa as a way to create a new tradition to our children. This year we want to "give her flowers while she is living". This app is simple and easy to use and I especially appreciate you doing a wonderful job in providing this for the world. Peace and blessings!

Her Royal Self ,

What a great and needed app!!

For some of us far from family and others who would observe Kwanzaa this app is a great way to connect in. I especially appreciated the ability to email the affirmations to my far flung family. I could easily see there being a charge for this app but am wowed that it is free!

Great job Venus Jones!! Great job Stephen Jones!

amy/noah ,

Affirmations make it personal

I was only looking for a Kwanzaa wallpaper for my iPhone and I struck gold. Each year we share the meaning of and the principles of Kwanzaa with the children at my day care center. The affirmations is the flame to the candles because the children can personalize each principle.

App Privacy

The developer, Stephen Jones, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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