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The rising star was born Maya Wegerif in the small village of Shirley, deep in the province of the Limpopo province of South Africa. After living in Tanzania, Senegal, and the US, Madjozi is fluent in Kiswahili, French and almost every South African language, making her pretty much a true global citizen. She has also teamed up with local designers to bring her first line of merchandise to fans, awakening her entrepreneurial spirit.
Her goal is to bring her culture to the world, which she continues to do so, staying true to her roots. After gaining the courage to paint, she went to a cheap pound store and bought two blank canvases, cheap paint and brushes. One of the biggest highlights for the self-taught artist was last year when she was invited to present two of her paintings of the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, at the Africa Business Summit in London Business School. They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but for Abisola Akntunde, beauty is also in the brush stroke and makeup palette.
For three weeks, she worked for a dental clinic before deciding to venture into makeup full-time. Soon enough, she started receiving bookings outside of her job at M-Net and had to quit and focus full-time on her entrepreneurial journey. Akintunde took the bold step, bought her own car and set up her own studio and the rest has been a transformation for the better.
As part of her philanthropic efforts, she has partnered with the Archbishop Vining Anglican Church in Lagos to train young women in the art of makeup. By doing this, she plans to bring something new to the table as micro-blading is an eyebrow embroidery procedure categorized under permanent makeup lasting for up to two years. In , Yaa Bonsu met international model Naomi Campbell who told her to believe in herself, and then signed a copy of her Vogue magazine. Today, she spends her days with runway models, designers and in the thick of fashion shoots for some of those glossy magazines.
She has had the opportunity to style an advertorial for the luxury brand Fendi, SS19, in April She has set her goals on becoming an internationally-renowned fashion powerhouse joining the leagues of icons Victoria Beckham, Edward Enninful and Vanessa Kingori. Connect with us. Share Tweet. Continue Reading. You may like. African politicians seeking medical help abroad is shameful. Published 3 hours ago on July 1, By Karen Mwendera. The list is in no particular order: 1. Munyai is the third-fastest all-time junior in the meters-race. Munyai also holds the Junior World Record of the meters.
She currently plays for the Ugandan national team. Since then, he has shown no signs of slowing down. His claim to fame is being an Olympic, World and Commonwealth Games swimming champion. He is also the record holder in the meter and meter butterfly. Phelps had held that record and the arrival of a young South African caused a huge splash. History was made and Le Clos continues to do so today. He is currently doing plenty of swimming drills in preparation for Tokyo At only 18, Kiplimo is a World Cross Country silver medallist. He grew up in Bukwo on Mount Elgon in Uganda.
Making his debut internationally, he did what many year-olds could only dream of. Even when playing among the seniors, Kiplimo is still a top athlete. As he continues to make a run for the top spot, he shows no signs of letting the dust settle. Watch this space for more. Sara Ahmed, 21, Egypt Weightlifter Sara Ahmed is living proof that women can do absolutely anything and be great at it. At only 21, she is the first Egyptian woman to receive an Olympic weightlifting medal. Once, she had to miss her high school exams to compete at the Summer Olympics. Through the sacrifice, she has a great support system lifting her every step of the way.
Her most recent gold medal was last year at the World Junior Championships for 71kg. Giana Lofty, 24, Egypt Martial Arts practitioner Giana Lofty started practising karate when she was only six years old. Now, she practises it internationally, representing her country. She won gold last year at the African Karate Championships in Kigali. She is ahead of the pack and shows no signs of looking back. She once punched a fraudster and he landed in a drain.
This made her the first female Ugandan kickboxer to win this title.
Apolot shares her skills and talent training youngsters in kickboxing in her hometown in Uganda. Caster Semenya, 28, South Africa Track and field athlete Caster Semenya is the name of the meters queen dominating headlines in the sporting world. According to the IAAF, last year, he won all but one of his races. He clocked His current world ranking, according to the IAAF, is first place in the meters.
He plans to set records at the World Championships in Doha this year. Faith Kipyegon, 25, Kenya Track and field athlete It is said that when Faith Kipyegon was a baby, she completely skipped the crawling stage and went straight to walking.
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Kipyegon also won gold at the Summer Olympics and gold at the Commonwealth Games. She won a silver medal, finishing second in the meters Rio de Janeiro Olympics race.
She came second to her rival on the track and friend off the track, Caster Semenya. For Niyonsaba, running had always been in her blood. His rise to fame in the cricket world was as fast as the balls he delivers. Off the field, Rabada, known as KG, is humble and grounded. But that has not stopped him from representing his country internationally in track and field. Next on his agenda is to compete at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Since then, he has become one of the top performers in the team.
Sabrina Simader, 21, Kenya Alpine skier Sabrina Wanjiku Simader was born in Kilifi, a small town on the coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya, unaware that one day she would be conquering winter slopes in the alpine ski world. Today, the year-old Kenyan is a world-renowned ski racer. But she is as humble as her early days on the mountain slopes. She founded the Kenya Ski Association to groom other young Kenyans in the sport. Gerson Domingos, 23, Angola Basketballer Gerson Domingos is one of the youngest players in the Angolan national basketball team and he plays a very important position, point guard.
Siya Kolisi, 28, South Africa Rugby player Siya Kolisi stands as a dream fulfilled for the South African nation when he became the first-ever black captain of the Springboks. Twenty-four years later, Kolisi has inspired many as well.
This year, he received the Golden Boot. An emotional Dyantyi accepted his award in Monte Carlo, Monaco. He plays for the South African national team, the Springboks. He started his career in rugby while he was studying at the University of Johannesburg UJ. Dyantyi not only strives to make a difference for his country but also for those around him. Quinton de Kock, 26, South Africa Cricketer This Johannesburg-born year-old is a wicketkeeper and batsman known for his fearless striking and handy glove work. Since then, he has been making quite an impression in the sport.
Alex Iwobi, 23, Nigeria Footballer If your uncle is award-winning Nigerian professional footballer, Jay-Jay Okocha, it is possible those good genes would place you at the top tier of the football ladder. Iwobi has been described as smooth and dangerous with the ball. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and left his home country at the age of four. He joined Arsenal in , however, started playing with the senior team in The following year, he scored for Nigeria in a win over Zambia. Among the 10 international medals he has, five of them are gold. Like Semenya, Wambui has also been faced with questions regarding her testosterone levels.
However, according to reports, she has not been forced to undergo tests for hyperandrogenism. At only 23, Wambui has achieved only what some of her peers dream of. Together with another local artist, they designed the courts in collaboration with Nike. Rophnan Nuri, 29, Ethiopia Electronic Dance Music Artist At the age of 10, Rophnan Nuri released his first mixtape, singing and playing the drums with his classmates, and he has not stopped moving to his own beat since. In , he received awards in three categories at the Leza Awards in Ethiopia.
Now, she practises it internationally, representing her country. She believes that medical tourism can offer a window of opportunity for doctors who still want to work in the private sector. Please Note: Deliveries of items with this status cannot be tracked. Those are common images of plastic surgery, but what about the 4-year-old boy who has his chin rebuilt after a dog bit him? Cruz, who has been with Laura Avila for more than 10 years, said the pair were "married by God.
And Amponsah did just that. Apart from his exposure, Malema has turned his passion for photography into a business. However, when he was in university, it was nothing close to that feeling. One day, while studying, a friend told him of a casting gig where they needed tall people. This birthed her business and fashion house, Mangishi Doll, that same year. He sought asylum in the US and grew his platform into a global brand. His notable look is a well-tailored suit, tie, top hat and a swag oozing elegance and grace.
Not bad for a year-old. It all started when he visited Mumbai, India, in He was inspired by the Indian culture and its attention to detail in fashion. Mcunu plans to grow his platform, Afrocentric Gentlemvn, globally. After studying film, he was drawn to a different medium of visual arts — photography. Since then, he has moved to his own beat, releasing hit after hit each year. But Harare-born Kim Jayde has. In the 70s, an Angolan woman and Congolese man fell in love. That new start birthed Yannick Ilunga, now popularly known as Petite Noir.
In they then moved to Cape Town where his love for music was awakened. The next year was his big break. Since then, his career has been nothing short of greatness. At the age of 20, she began monetizing it. It was a stressful time.
Ten years later, her brand has since stayed relevant and picked up some awards along the way. She graced the cover of the influencer issue of Cosmopolitan South Africa. Most recently, she was awarded the E! Moyo is known for his contribution to the Zimbabwean media and art scene. Despite the challenges, he is optimistic about the future. The song was nominated for best collaboration at the SA Hip Hop awards. This has been one of his biggest highlights to date and this is the only beginning.
Kamte is an award-winning Cameroonian architect with flair. Kamte is well on his way to building a better tomorrow. She started dressing up dolls as a child, and now dresses up brides for a living. Since then, Luis Munana has been able to use his reality TV star status to good use. The original animated cartoon and puppet program became one of the first in Namibia.
As a jack of all trades, Munana proves that one can be talented both on and off screen. But it took her years to embrace her talent. She turned to poetry for comfort and self-published her first book at the age of It was her first collection of poetry called Soft Magic.
She revisited her writing and published a book called Nectar in Since then, she founded Khala Series, a monthly mentorship program for writers in Johannesburg. All profits from this series are donated. Joseph Awuah-Darko, 22, Ghana Contemporary Artist In a dump site in Ghana near its capital Accra, Joseph Awuah-Darko stands holding a laptop in one hand and a face mask in another, like something out of an apocalypse movie.
However, due to lack of finances, he had to drop out. His creative journey started when he was a child. When his parents bought him a computer, the first application he used was paint. But today, both her radio and acting careers have blossomed.