Sevaria - Kenya
Jamie Bryan Kimani born on 11 March 1997, Jamie realised while very young, that he was talented in art and design, so he spent hours drawing girls and dressing them up. Bratz/Wind cartoon characters inspired most of his designs at that age. Today, Jamie is at the centre of a cultural explosion as one of East Africa's most prolific trendsetters, giving a creative voice to the region through his modeling and his talent in make-up and fashion design.
With a Styling portfolio that boasts several Managing Directors and CEOs, Celebrities such as Sauti Sol and Karen Lucas (for her TedTalk) and even Cabinet Ministers during key media appearances, Jamie has proven himself to be an astute thought leader and entrepreneur in the lifestyle and fashion industry.
Ambassador Mary-Jane Elumelu-James is the CEO of AJU Global Media. She is an International Artist, Song Writer, Television Executive, MC, and Motivated Speaker who is devoted to helping youths in general. AJU worked in corporate America and is a seasoned sales and marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in business and market development. She is an Ambassador of Peace, appointed by the NGO of the United Nations, the Universal Peace Foundation.
Asampete Designs - Nigeria
La Palm - Nigeria
David Pamela is one of the most talented Fashion Designers in Nigeria. The 26 years old originated from Delta State and is based in Lagos Nigeria. A stylist modeliste by profession La Palm. She is the Executive Director in La Palm Marseille.
La Palm Is a French made Prêt à Porter. Joined La Palm since 2018. La Palm had it's runway fashion show in Marseille July 2019. As an Executive Director she directed the creative and creation from sketch to finishing and last touches before the runway show. She’s a partner with the La Palm brand while the designs are made by her partner Maro and then the clothes gets produces in Nigeria. The brand started in Nigeria before moving to France but the brand in Nigeria continued to be managed.
Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, we were great friends since 7th Grade in Nazareth School. We always talked and dreamt about fashion and owning a business someday. We found ourselves having lunch and still talking about our clothing line—only this time, we decided to make it a reality. In making quality products that promote the rich African culture by using African materials, we make sure that they are Fair Trade, handpicked, well designed, and our absolute favorite, Limited Edition. That was our first product. The ones we had in stock sold out in just a few weeks. It helped us see that there is a need for more of our products. That seeped into our attires.
Our first collaboration was with Alexander Umudozi, a Rwandan Fashion Designer. It was a successful collaboration. Like our decorative pillows, these sold out in weeks, as well. Qemer+ was born out of this collaboration.