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African Fashion Designers making waves Internationally

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Farai Simoyi

Farayi Simoyi, a Zimbabwean fashion designer, has worked with some of the biggest megastars in the entertainment business, including Beyonce and Nicki Minaj.

Previously, she worked as a Senior Demin Designer for Beyonce’s company House of Dereon, which she co-owns with her mother Tina Knowles.


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As a Senior Designer, she currently collaborates with Nicki Minaj on her fashion company. She debuted her collection at the 2015 Fall New York Fashion Week and is slowly growing her “Farai” business.


ReneeQ is a Ghanaian fashion line founded by Renee Boateng that specializes in fashionable t-shirts and clothes with African print materials and bright colors.

This business presents a modern way to wear African design, and their apparel is casual, eye-catching, and one-of-a-kind. www.reneeq.com is their website.

Mina Evans Fashion

Mina Evans is a Ghanaian fashion designer who runs her own brand, “Mina Evans,” which specializes in women’s apparel. Her clothing line is situated in Accra, Ghana.

Mina’s brand is a blend of bright, lively, and stylish designs. Visit her website, www.mina-evans.com, for additional information and designs.

Sophie Zinga

Meet Sophie Zinga, a young fashion designer from Senegal who is building a name for herself in the market. Her label “Sophie Zinga,” which is called after her own name, is situated in Dakar, Senegal.


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She did an interview with Fashion Insider and detailed her beginnings in the fashion industry and the different hurdles she overcame to get to where she is now.

Rumbie by Rumbie

Rumbie by Rumbie – Rumbie Madzivanyika, Zimbabwe’s young rising Fashion Designer, has been creating big waves in the fashion business in recent years, and has taken her Rumbie by Rumbie to numerous fashion events including those hosted in South Africa, Zimbabwe Fashion Week.

Rumbie Madzivanyika has been selected to represent Zimbabwe at the African Fashion Reception, which will be held in Abuja, Nigeria.

The Zimbabwean-born designer has a Masters degree in fashion and hopes to promote her business across the African continent and worldwide while competing on a level with major labels like Versace and Marchesa.


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Her distinctive creations have received some amazing reviews on the catwalk across the various fashion events in which they have appeared, and she is destined to be an indelible name not only in Zimbabwean fashion, but around the world. Visit her website www.rumbiebyrumbie.com