From passion to profit: Meet these 5 fearless entrepreneurs revolutionising Africa
By Lindelwa Masuku
In a world where women are often relegated to the background, these 5 young female entrepreneurs have risen to the top, inspiring and empowering others to chase their dreams and pursue their passions.
Africa, a continent with rich and diverse cultures, a vibrant business landscape, and a growing number of young entrepreneurs who are taking the world by storm.
These 5 young women entrepreneurs who are making significant waves in their respective industries, breaking down barriers, and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs.
From tech to fashion, these young women are proving that anything is possible with hard work, determination, and a never-give-up attitude.
We shine a spotlight on these five fearless female entrepreneurs who are changing the game and paving the way for others to follow.
Bontle Modiselle, is a South African actress, TV presenter, radio personality, dancer, and choreographer who owns her own dance studio in the heart of Johannesburg.
Bontle has made a name for herself as one of the most talented dancers and choreographers in South Africa, and has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry.
In addition to her successful career in entertainment, Bontle is also a businesswoman, owning her own dance studio where she teaches and inspires young dancers.
Her recent hosting of Kelly Rowland in one of her classes is a testament to her talent and hard work.
Elsa Majimbo, the Kenyan-born comedian, is another young woman who has taken the world by storm.
Elsa rose to prominence in the middle of a global pandemic with her hilarious videos on social media, and has since appeared on magazine covers and is seen with A-list celebrities very often.
She has become a brand in her own right, inspiring young women to follow their passions and create a space for themselves in the world.
Mbalenhle Mavimbela is a South African actress and entrepreneur known for her breakout role as Hlomu on The Wife.
She now owns her own wine brand called Moments and her own production company called Mmbela Productions.
Mbalenhle's success as an actress and entrepreneur is a testament to her talent and hard work, and serves as an inspiration to young women who are looking to make their mark in the world.
Lebo Mazibuko, born in Johannesburg and grew up in the township of Pimville, Soweto - is a writer, poet, and the author of Bantu Knots. She is passionate about “telling black women stories''.
She published her debut novel titled Bantu Knots in 2021, which is the coming-of-age story of a young Black woman named Naledi who is trying to find herself, voice and identity.
Lebo's work is a powerful reminder that the stories of black women matter and deserve to be heard.
Snikiwe Mhlongo is a South African influencer and YouTuber who has recently launched her own fashion collection with Imprecca, called The Sni Mhlongo x Imprecca collection.
Snikiwe's ability to do everything and her refusal to be boxed in serves as an inspiration to young women who are often told they have to choose one path or career.
These 5 young female entrepreneurs are an inspiration to women everywhere, reminding us that we can achieve anything we set our minds to.
Their stories are a powerful reminder that with hard work, determination, and a little bit of courage, anything is possible.