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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Behati Prinsloo Levine
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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