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Afrian beauty products: Latest News
Ann Brown, 3:09 am AFKI Original
Sandra Mwiihangele has a great passion for cosmetics and entrepreneurship, leading her to create Kiyomisandz, a cosmetic manufacturing company in Namibia. The 29-year-old businesswoman has been successful, but she remains ambitious. Mwiihangele wants Kiyomisandz to grow into a respected African business and international brand that can compete with the likes of L’Oréal, Revlon, and The Body Shop.
Ann Brown, 3:46 am AFKI Original
Former Miss Universe Tanzania Hellen Dausen has taken the body-care market by storm in her home country, making a name for herself as the founder of Nuya’s Essence. Faced with issues such as dealing with sexists, being looked down upon, and not being trusted to deliver good work, Dausen has overcome the odds to create and build a brand that is unique and well-respected.
Julia Austin, 7:05 am AFKI Original
Grace Amey-Obeng noticed an alarming trend in black beauty: skin bleaching. Opposed to the concept, she took matters into her own hands and built an entire empire around educating women about the harms of skin bleaching. This Ghanaian entrepreneur grew a $100 business into a $10 million one, and she’s now considered one of the richest women in Ghana.
Ann Brown, 11:23 am AFKI Original
African women often struggle to find beauty products that cater to their skin tone and hair texture. Many are desperate for high quality, natural and organic skincare products, says the Kenyan-Australian CEO of skincare line Afya Organics. Highly wired and open to change, Africans are also very vocal about what they do and don’t like. This has created a bold and aggressive marketplace. Neva Mwiti-Read saw an opportunity to create a global cosmetic firm that capitalizes on the beauty secrets of Africa. Check out her AFKInsider interview.
Ann Brown, 5:02 am AFKI Original
Christian Ngan could have been content–he had a good job working in financial services sector in France. He worked as an analyst at French investment bank Quilvest Group then as an associate at Findercord in Paris. But Ngan was itching to start his own business and to do something for his homeland of Cameroon.
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