Ghanaian young and enthused entrepreneur, Noel Nutsugah and partners, the wheels propelling change and inspiring hope with the ”Warm Their Feet” foundation opens up a showroom to shore up their vision to sell shoes and to put shoes on the feet of the deprived Ghanaian Child.
In a brief meeting with the press yesterday, 18th January 2019 at their newly opened showroom at Madina – Rawlings circle. Noel during his address detailed their vision, mission, the durability of the product, the make and types as well as the clientele base, they aspire to serve and how percentages from proceeds of sales go to lighten up the burden of walking barefoot to school, a phenomenon which is common in the deprived areas of Ghana.
”Our fine and classy desert boot is handmade in Ghana by WTF, a solely owned Ghanaian shoe brand. It comes in a high-quality suede leather made from the underside skin of exotic animals which makes it rugged and able to withstand hard-handed abuse.”
He continued touching on the features, ”It features a fluffy inner lining which is spread within the shoe and provides a comfortable feel to the foot. The soles are generally made from recycled gum that prevents wear and tear. Our unisex boots present a great choice between casual and formal wear.”
The touching part of the presentation made by the young CEO was when he made mention of how the company is driven by the edge to lend a hand to the less privileged in society.
”To maximize the impact of our enterprise on the community, we have put together a charity arm to the _WTF_ brand that focuses on identifying social problems, especially in the area if education and mobilizing funds to help solve these problems. We are activating the charity initiative fully this year with the first community of barefooted-school-going children identified in Brafo Yaw in the Central Region for this purpose. It is our aim to be able to do more to ensure that we are warming the feet of as many people as we can.” Shared by Noel elaborating on the foregoing statement.
In rounding up, he uncloaks the future expectations to push their frontiers to cover many more regions and give people access not only to their product but the benefit of their social impact.
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Below are pictures of products from WTF.
BEAUTY REVOLUTION FESTIVAL/ MC Extraordinaire, Nandipha Mqoco, To Host Africa’s Biggest Beauty Event
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, Saturday March 7, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – With only just a few weeks to go until one of the biggest beauty events of the year, the anticipation continues to mount for the 2020 Beauty Revolution Festival. In the previous year the festival wowed the Sandton crowds with it hosting all of South Africa’s huge beauty community under one roof.
The Beauty Revolution Festival is a two day beauty event taking place on 13 and 14 March 2020 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. So you better come prepared to meet and greet your favorite makeup artists, beauty startups, bloggers, hair stylists and beauty brands.
The all exclusive masterclass lounge is set to be one of the many key features on offer to experience at the festival this March. In association with Foschini, Nedbank, All 4 Women and YFM, Beauty Revolution Festival 2020 has just recently announced their star-clad lineup of Mzansi’s top makeup artist influencers.
The masterclasses will be taking place between 10:00am and 17:00pm and will be hosted by the the beautiful MC extraordinaire that is Nandipha Mqoco. The lineup is set to kick off each day with Cape Town’s mega beauty babe, Rushana Isaacs followed by certified artist to the stars, Marco Louis. After him we have the major glam girl who needs no introduction, Mihlali Ndamse.
The final makeup artist will be creative and daring darling Kandy Kane. lastly, for all your hair tips and tricks, Candi & Co will complete the selection of top artists in the lounge along with a special guest appearance by rapper and queen of “Ragga”, Nadia Nakai.
With such a hot lineup and more, Beauty Revolution Festival is sure to be a major highlight on your calendar this year. So to purchase your tickets to the festival make sure to get them here.
(Image Source: Jordan Milton)
COTTON FEST’20/ Fashion And Style Rundown
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, Monday February 10, 2020/wwwgbafrica.net/ – This year’s Cotton Fest was nothing short of insane as crowds showed up in numbers to experience the iconic music festival in Jozi. The fashion, like the music, was also taken to the next level with many embracing vibrant colours and interesting silhouettes.
We saw everything from multicoloured hair to shimmery and glittery makeup. It is safe to say that people definitely didn’t disappoint on the fashion and beauty aspect. Amongst many trends spotted at the festival was the colour neon green which keeps popping up as a prominent shade for this fashion season. In the beauty department, braids appear to be gaining more and more popularity as well with many opting to accessories them with the addition of colorful beards and florals. In terms of silhouettes, most seemed to be rocking that baggy and boxy look opting for more of that comfort feeling. But that didn’t translate into a comprise on the fashionably as people explored this through interesting texture combinations such as leather, snake skin and ribbed corduroy.
On the whole the festival was a great success as people danced and jammed the night away. Congratulations to Riky Rick and his team for putting on one of the best Cotton Festivals SA has ever seen.
CAX WKND FASHION SHOW/ Top Five African Fashion Designers You Should Know
Kenyan designer Peggy Onyango takes a fashionable bow after her runway show.
Day one of the Creative Africa Exchange WKND ended with a VIP gala and runway show. The CAX WKND Fashion Show and dinner took place in the Kilimanjaro Ballroom. Located within the 5-Star Kigali Marriott Hotel located in Avenue, Nyarugenge District. Guests enjoyed an impeccable a-la-carte dinner and catwalk show curated by Malawian designer Lilly Alfonso. VIP guests at the dinner party included Prof. Benedict Oramah, President of Afreximbank, Dr, Ransome Owan, Nollywood actor Richard Mofe-Damijo, Rita Dominic and Enyinna Nwigwe. Not to mention the presence of Harvard Business School alumnus Chris Oshiafi Group CEO of PanAfrican Capital Holdings Limited.
The head of communications at Afreximbank welcomed the over 200 dinners, including sponsors, actors, producers, bloggers, media houses.
In 2019, Ayman El Zoghby, said at a press conference, that the CAX programme would involve a series of cultural events including a fashion show.
The CAX WKND FASHION SHOW & VIP DINNER PARTY
After her success at the IFA Award in Cairo, Egypt, Miss Alfonso teamed with the CAX team. Chiefly, to bring together five contemporary African Designers from across the continent on the runway. In line with the CAX WKND Fashion show, the event aims to transform the African creative economy. For the purpose of setting up a vendor showcase. Whereby buyers and sellers of goods can showcase and sell their products.
The designer presentations were the highlight of the dinner party. Not to mention electric performances by the African Cabaret arts and dance club as they entertained guest between runway episodes.
TOP AFRICAN FASHION DESIGNERS AT CAX WKND DINNER PARTY
In essence, five of the best creatives from across the continent came together. Individually, they showcased their Haute, contemporary pieces and the diverse and growing fashion industry in Africa. Designers Peggy’O, from Kenya, Chizo Designs representing Zambia, Rwandese designer Karen Uwera brought in her (Karssh Collections). Maryland based Nigerian designer Uche Ibezue presented her O’Mak Designs likewise, Malawian designer Lilly Alfonso with her eponymous label.
Significantly, the designers presented their distinctive haute couture collection during the gala. From effortless evening dresses, playful details, sheer elegance, each designer showcased uniqueness and individuality. Their dresses were fun and eccentric with trademark silhouettes, plenty of drapes, capes, texturised fabrics and ball gowns.
Rwandese models from WeBest Models Management took over the runway. Sarah, talent manager, headed runway queens with top model Sissi Ngamije leading the catwalk.
Not only do we agree that the African fashion scene is thriving. But Also, Africa fashion is bold, vibrant and rich with culture. In effect, here are designs from the top five inspiring African fashion designers who have truly changed the course of the aesthetic world. Not to mention, these are the African designers who are the proud flag bearers of African Fashion.
Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh Crowned The 69th Miss World Pageant.
Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh was crowned Miss World on Saturday. Singh, 23, was born in Morant, St. Thomas, Jamaica. She is a psychology and women studies graduate of the Florida State University.
Prior to the winning the pageant, Singh was taking a year off from school before attending medical school. On Saturday, she earned an ovation from the audience after singing Whitney Houston’s hit “I Have Nothing” during the beauty pageant and after a round of questions from British journalist Piers Morgan.
“I think I represent something special, a generation of women that are pushing forward to change the world,” she told Morgan.
The two runners-up for the crown were Miss France and Miss India. Singh was crowned by last year’s winner, Vanessa Ponce de Leon of Mexico. This is the fourth time that a representative from Jamaica is crowned as Miss World since 1959. Jamaica has previously won Miss World titles in 1963, 1976 and 1993.
It’s also the first time that all top beauty pageants — Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss Universe and now, Miss World — have crowned black women as their winners. Last weekend, Zozibini Tunzi from South Africa was named Miss Universe after excelling through rounds of swimsuit and evening gown struts and answering questions about social issues.
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