Peruse through instagram and its easy to get infatuated over the glitz and glam, but follow these ladies to get inspired over the world they take you in their feed but delve closer and see these each are trail-blazers in their own distinctive field: from photography to philanthropy, model to muse. Follow these 10 ladies who represent across the continent of Africa to add a touch of colorful inspiration to your current feed!
The world of international development is no easy feat, but Saran is no rookie to this. As founder of Face Africa, a non-profit that provides clean water to Liberians, Saran balances her time amongst family, friends, and a life that takes her to one city after the next. Follow her muted minimalist feed and you might wonder how she manages to make it all look so easy!
Budding photographer, Nneka is based out of a small town in Michigan. But don’t underestimate her. She makes magic out of the world around her. Being both Nigerian and Cambodian, Nneka has a distinctive eye for capturing beautiful moments in everyday items. Her serene feed is definitely one to be inspired by.
Akosua has snagged the attention of Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and has recently been headlined in Vogue Italia, Elle Magazine and the Guardian newspaper for her brightly-hued woven bag line. Scroll through her feed and you’ll notice this designer incorporates her brightly hued hand hand-made goods straight from the Gold State.
As former digital marketing and sales manager for ASOS, Topshop, Brandalley and Vestiaire Collective, Freddie knows the ins and outs of fashion. Now happily married, Freddie has her own SHE unleashed project that seeks to empower and motivate young girls. Her feed is jam-packed with shots of her personal style looks and daily doses of positive inspiration.
This quirky lady began her trail on Youtube and Tumblr. Followers laughed along as she recounted her weird dating experiences in New Mexico, to packing up shop, and moving for the first time to Nigeria. If its not her big hair or her silly cartoon drawings, then its the keen eye in photography that makes Yagazie one to follow on your feed.
Asiyami has an eye for detail. Her feed is atypical from what you may assume to be that of a former nursing student as she forces you to see awe in the most simplest things. Bright, bold and big-haired, Asiyami takes you along to brunch spots with friends, travels the terrains and
Call Lee the travel aficionado. Her feed has created a platform to watch her (and the likes) on their adventurous travel pursuits. From the people, the culture, and the stories. You’ll feel like you’ve jet-setted to all corners of the world free of expenses after following her. Follow her feed and watch this former corporate lady turned full-time creative as she transitions to now calling Africa her permanent home.
Designer Zipho (or Tony Gum as you may have it) is that cool kid that you wished you were friends with. Her signature red lip, frank (but witty) captions and self-portraits will also have you oddly appreciating the Cola-Cola aesthetic (follow, to see what we mean!).
This Brooklyn lady is a trailblazer. Part graphic designer, part owner of 1953, a head wrap and accessory line, part model and full-time creative being, Sade is has no filter in sharing her opinions on life, black culture, sexuality, and femininity though her images.
Designer of her own line, Zaouli, Loza has been in featured in the likes of Vogue, Elle, and Essence. While half her feed comprises her tails as a budding designer picking up inspiration from traditional masquerade-wear, the other half she introduces #AlienEdits, a photo series that came about ‘to bring awareness on social and cultural issues [affecting the] generation ..and empower them [through] grace, royalty, empathy and elegance”.
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