Blog Posts - Fashion Stars



Haired Up! Ngozi Opara and the Heat Free Hair Movement for the African Woman.

It’s another exciting #EntrepreneursTuesday! From the shores of Nigeria, across the teeming, rising continent of Africa, and far beyond our borders, the natural hair movement is exactly that; a movement that is redefining the concept of beauty,...
by Konnect Africa on Oct 27, 2015

63 Years After, Lucia Mwihaki is Still Churning out Orders on Her Trusty Sewing Machine.

Tailor-made in Nakuru: A 97-year-old Grandmother in Nakuru, Kenya who is not ready to retire from her hobby spends away her evenings and weekends sewing clothes in her bedroom.  Unlike her few age-mates who are lucky to be alive let alone strong eno...
by Konnect Africa on Sep 4, 2015

Kenyan brothers, Jeff and Emmanuel Wanjala- Transforming the African Fashion Industry.

It is amazing how life offers everyone opportunities; to be successful, contribute to the society and make huge impact. But only the keen and attentive are able to spot these opportunities as they come, even when disguised or hidden in the most unlik...
by Konnect Africa on Aug 5, 2015

Silvia Njoki: Kenya’s Award-winning Fashion Blogger and Stylist

Yesterday, I had a brainwave about starting a fashion line, and perhaps that’s the reason I have sought out this particular African star for mention. She might not own a fashion label yet, but there’s a feeling deep in my stomach that tel...
by Konnect Africa on Aug 4, 2015

Banke Kuku- Queen of Colour and Style, Revamping the African Textile Industry.

Begin early! Find your niche and take charge of it, for time waits for no one.  Growing up, this was every mother’s favorite rhyme. Like most of us, Banke heeded the golden advice but much too early. At age 5, she already knew what path her destin...
by Konnect Africa on Jun 2, 2015

Meet Nick Kaoma: Founder of South African StreetWear Brand, Head Honcho

You will never hear me be an advocate for those who decide to drop out of school and ‘truncate’ their education. Perhaps I am yet to fully grasp the concept that education is not limited to the walls of a classroom. Indeed, some very R...
by Konnect Africa on May 20, 2015

Bruno Oaikhinan- From Banker to Pro Hair stylist.

There is a day, seemingly like any other when everything changes. It is the day you make the decision once for all, to walk a new path; to go after the goals that until that moment have only been hazy dreams. It’s the day you resolve to become the...
by Konnect Africa on Mar 17, 2015

Adama Amanda Ndiay- Africa’s Voice in the International Fashion Industry.

Senegalese designer, Adama Amanda Ndiay has a dream; that one day, fellow African women will be heard boldly declaring their position and seen walking gracefully on international runways; with their heads lifted high in hope. For several years, she w...
by Konnect Africa on Dec 18, 2014

Christine Mbabazi- Radio Presenter, Fashion Designer and More………

At first, it seemed intangible and unrealistic, just like most dreams she has had; but soon she would realize that this is not just one of “them”. This was different, and soon the pictures began coming together; the puzzles, one piece after anoth...
by Konnect Africa on Dec 4, 2014

Kemi kalikawe- Passion, Determination and an Amazing Taste for Fashion and Style.

One of the major keys to success to keep moving forward passionately and determinedly, on the path of our dreams whether it be rocky or smooth knowing that it can’t get better, any other way. Kemi kalikawe always knew what path her destiny had carv...
by Konnect Africa on Oct 21, 2014

Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh; The Nigerian Designer in Whom Michelle Obama is Well-Pleased

When the First Lady of the United States,Michelle Obama aka FLOTUS not only takes special note of your designs, but goes ahead to don it, and then invites you to a Celebration of Design featuring her favourite designers, you are most definitely doing...
by Konnect Africa on Oct 8, 2014

Nic Haralambous Loves Mobile Technology, E-Commerce and Socks?

“I have spent the last ten years building start-ups, failing, learning and succeeding.” Words on marble by Nicholas Nic Haralambous, Mobile Specialist, Fashion Designer, Start-Up Consultant and Entrepreneur. When Henry Ford said, ’Failure is on...
by Konnect Africa on Apr 30, 2014

Nic Harambolous Loves Mobile Technology, E-Commerce and Socks?

“I have spent the last ten years building start-ups, failing, learning and succeeding.” Words on marble by Nicholas Harambolous, Mobile Specialist, Fashion Designer, Start-Up Consultant and Entrepreneur. When Henry Ford said, ’Failure is only t...
by Konnect Africa on Apr 30, 2014

Thula Sindi: South Africa’s King of Fashion

Clothes! Peerless, contemporary, well-tailored, clothes! Women and men love to love them; interesting because neither was born with any. As humans evolve, so has our sense of what constitutes fashionable, inimitable apparel changed over times and sea...
by Konnect Africa on Mar 5, 2014

Ozwald Boateng: Bringing Bespoke Savile row Tailoring to Africa

Ghanaian born designer Ozwald Boateng will forever have an indelible place in the history of men’s fashion as the youngest and first man of colour to own a store on Savile Row -Savile Row is a street in Mayfair, central London known principally for...
by Konnect Africa on Dec 18, 2013

Precious Moloi-Motsepe- From Pediatrician to Fashionista

Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe is a Johannesburg based entrepreneur and the executive chairperson of African Fashion International (AFI). A company that owns and hosts Fashion weeks in South Africa. AFI’s mission is to promote and develop South Afr...
by Konnect Africa on Nov 13, 2013

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi- A 21st Century Fashion Icon

Lanre Da Silva has made a point in the most fashionable way. For LDA, the phrase is no longer ‘dress the way you want to be addressed; but dress the way you are,’ because to her, a person’s appearance points to his/her personality. LDA as she i...
by Konnect Africa on Oct 25, 2013

Naa Quartey: Designer, Blogger and CEO, Roots by NAA

Do the best you can with what you have; don’t complain about what you don’t have, what have you done with what you have? This statement might sound clichéd but it resonates with truth. Day after day, Africans carp about how they wish things shou...
by Konnect Africa on Oct 23, 2013

Ngozi Anele Ijoma; The Mathematician who became a Fashion Designer

At the risk of sounding monotonous, I must re-emphasize the awe I feel when I encounter people who push the envelope, who refuse to settle in Box-A because everyone thinks they should, and aim for Box-Y, with its two branches and a very long tail. Ng...
by Konnect Africa on Sep 16, 2013

Grace Amey-Obeng; A Beautician that Goes the Extra Mile…

Black is bold and extremely beautiful. It is the colour of strength, intelligence and determination. I love being black and so does Grace Amey-Obeng, a medical aesthetician and therapist. Grace was born in La Cote d’Ivoire in 1957; she had her Seco...
by Konnect Africa on Sep 3, 2013


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