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Glo-sponsored CNN’s African Voices boosts fashion on continent


Anna Getaneh. PHOTO:Huffington Post

It is another major celebration of African fashion on international television as this weekend’s edition of CNN African Voices, showcases three African female fashion icons, Anna Getaneh from Ethiopia, Anita Berlyl from Uganda and Nafisa Hafiz from Sudan.

The three ladies have won international recognition on account of their exploits in the fashion industries of their respective countries. Their creativity has spread across the world.

Globacom in a statement describes Getaneh as a former international model, a humanitarian and social entrepreneur, who is also the founder and Creative Director of African Mosaique, a clothing design, manufacturing and retail company in Johannesburg, South Africa. The programme will delve into how Getaneh is using fashion to empower and connect African designers.


Anita Beryl is the second person celebrated in the programme. She is described as a successful entrepreneur who is making waves in Kampala through her fashion house. She is the creative director of award-winning Beryl Qouture, a Ugandan fashion label. Beryl was invited to showcase her designs at the World Fashion Week 2017, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The final guest on the show is Sudan’s Nafisa Hafiz. According to the statement, Hafiz is inspired to actualise her dreams of leading her country’s fashion industry. On the programme, the designer will let viewers into her fashion world and how successful she has been in realising her dreams.

Catch African Voices on CNN at 11.30 a.m. on Friday. The repeat editions come up at 7 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on Saturday and at 12.30 a.m., 4.30 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday. Further repeats will also run at 5 a.m. on Monday and at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday.

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