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11 Namibian Social Media Influencers To Follow In 2019

If you haven’t checked out Namibia’s hottest new social media influencers, you’re in for a real treat!

Touching on everything from beauty tutorials and styling tips to shopping hauls, product reviews and travel inspiration, these rising stars from Namibia are the ones you’ll want to follow in 2019:

Lourens Gebhardt

Namibian Fashion Stylist Lourens Gebhardt smiling in a blue suit and holding an umbrella

Lourens Gebhardt is a Namibian menswear influencer, stylist, and self-described "Dandymen" with a love for vintage clothing. Men will want to follow his social media accounts for his sharp sense of style and inspiration; women for his infectious smile and playful attitude. 

Subscribe to his blog and be sure to follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Leah Misika

Namibian fashionb designer Leah Misika in white blazer and sunglasses holding a colorful clutch

Based in Windhoek, NA, Leah Misika is a fashion designer, writer, and founder and managing director of La Mode Fashions, an online destination for women's fashion. Winner of African Female Designer of the year in Ghana West Africa in 2014 her blog and Instagram accounts are wildly popular among fashionistas in Namibia and the world is taking notice. 

Subscribe to her website and follow her on Instagram and Twitter

Nelao Nengola

Namibian influencer and lifestyle coach Nelao Nengola sitting in her fitness studio

Nelao Nengola is a lifestyle coach based in Windhoek, Namibia that offers online transformation programs as well as group fitness training and coaching in Windhoek. She holds numerous certifications as a personal trainer, classical Pilates instructor and health coach, and has Bachelor of Arts in health management, so she definitely knows her stuff. Follow her on social media for health and fitness tips, and check out her blog for an inside look at topics very personal to her, including marriage, divorce, rape, and finding personal strength through adversity. 

Follow her on Instagram and Facebook, and subscribe to her blog and YouTube channel.  

Maria Nepembe

Namibian Social Media Influencer Maria Nepembe posing in front of a cafe in jeans and a pink jacket

Born in Northern Namibia, Maria Nepembe is a model, actress, TV host, reality star, and fashion designer that rose to fame across Africa in 2013 after she was chosen as one of the housemate to represent Namibia in Africa’s biggest reality TV game show Big Brother Africa: The Chase which boasted over 45 million viewers across Africa and rest of the world. With her popularity soaring, she launched her much anticipated clothing line RIA, making her the first Namibian Media Personality to have a full clothing line that’s also accessible to people outside the country. 

Check out her website, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter

Behati Prinsloo Levine

Namibian supermodel Behati Prinsloo Levine posing in a swimsuit and striped coverup

Behati Prinsloo Levine is a Namibian supermodel known around the world as a Victoria's Secret Angel and wife of Adam Levine, lead singer for the wildly popular pop rock band, Maroon 5. Recently, she's joined forces with “Save The Rhino Trust Namibia” to stop rhino poaching and said "Namibia is my home. It's the secret jewel of Mother Africa. To work with the trackers, rangers and communities to raise awareness is very important to me. Someday, I want to take my children to experience these animals in the wild. They've inspired us for generations; it's on us to help them now".

Follow her on Instagram for a peek into her personal life and follow savetherhinonamibia as well to help raise awareness about the plight of rhinos in Namibia.

Dillish Mathews

Namibian influencer Dillish Mathews poasing in front of La Petite Maison in jeans and brown top

Dillish Mathews is an entrepreneur, actress, reality star, and the 2013 winner of Big Brother Africa The Chase 2013. Currently, she's the brand ambassador for the Nbc Namibia mobile App and shares snippets of her life on across her social media accounts.

Follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Sally Boss

Namibian singer and social media influencer Sally Boss posing in a floral jumpsuit in front of an orange door

Sally Boss (Madam) is an Afro-fusion singer, songwriter, and performer from Windhoek, Namibia that gained popularity after her single, 'Boss Madam', earned her an award at the Namibian Annual Music Awards. 

Subscribe to her YouTube channel to enjoy her music videos, and follow her on Instagram for a peek into her personal style, career, and appearances.

Ruberto Scholtz

Namibian fashion designer Ruberto Scholtz on a balcony wearing a white shirt and orange pants

Ruberto Scholtz is a up and coming fashion designer from Swakopmund, Namibia that concentrates on elegant, high-end evening wear for women, but also does custom designs for wedding, prom and evening gowns. His popularity has soared since actress Tjuna Kauapirura wore one of his designs made to the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. 

Follow his career and fashions on Instagram and Twitter.

Nancy Shafa

Nancy Shafa at a street market wearing a striped wrap dress

Nancy Shafa is the owner and operator of Prestige Beauty and Photography, a makeup and photography business based in Namibia Windhoek that specializes in makeup application and photoshoots for all kinds of events in Namibia and around the world. Her Instagram account is a colorful diary of her travels and fashion choices, whereas her YouTube channel is filled with tips, tutorials, and product recommendations. 

Subscribe to her YouTube channel, and follow her on Instagram, and Facebook.


Namibian YouTuber Woven wearing a pink dress and posing between a painting of two lions

Woven is a Namibian YouTuber that covers a wide range of topics, including where to eat in Windhoek, how to make travel videos, camping in Namibia, makeup tutorials, and 17 clothing life hacks every girl must know. 

Follow her on Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to her YouTube channel

Deon Angelo

Namibian fashion designer Deon Angelo posing in jeans, blue jacket and brimmed hat

Raised by a single mother of four in Swakopmund, Deon Angelo was accepted to the Haute Future Fashion Academy in Milan, Italy where received his diploma in fashion before completing a successful internship with South African fashion designer David Tlale and showcasing at Windhoek Fashion Week in 2017. Since then, he's created his own brand and has become a household name in Namibia.

Follow Deon on Instagram and Facebook

Who are your favorite influencers from Namibia? 

If we missed any of your favorites, we would love to hear from you! Let us know on Facebook who should be added to the list.


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