Noella Coursaris Musunka Brand Ambassador of AFWL 2015

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courtesy of Noella Coursaris Musunka

Africa Fashion Week London is proud to present Noella Coursaris Musunka as a Brand Ambassador of AFWL 2015

“We are so happy Noella is Brand Ambassador for AFWL 2015. She has been a great friend and supporter of our event and ethos over the years and a compassionate, hardworking, beautiful individual who understands our drive to showcase the best of Africa.”

Ronke Ademuliyi
Founder AFWL

“I am delighted to be serving as this year’s Brand Ambassador to Africa Fashion Week London and to help showcase the brilliant work of African designers. It has always been my belief that fashion can be a tool for breaking down barriers and transcending cultures. This industry has the ability to put Africa on the world stage and can provide for countless job opportunities on the ground and abroad, from local factories to international shops. It is time for the world to see the amazing talent that lies within Africa.”

Noella Coursaris Musunka


 

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Photographer: Michael Price

Noella Coursaris Musunka is an international model and the founder of Malaika. Noella was born in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The loss of her father at age 5, along with her mother’s lack of resources, led to her being sent to Switzerland to live with relatives. After achieving a degree in business management, she moved to London and began a career in modeling, where her first campaign was for Agent Provocateur.

Her success brought her to New York where she has been featured in a myriad of publications, including Vanity Fair, Essence and GQ. Alongside her active modeling career, Noella founded Malaika, a nonprofit that believes in empowering Congolese communities. Malaika’s work in the village of Kalebuka impacts thousands of people through their multiple programmes – a free school for girls, a community centre built in partnership with FIFA, and five fresh-water wells.


 

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Photographer: Stefanie Calleja-Gera

 

Fiercely proud of her heritage, Noella’s determination to help improve the lives of Africa’s youth has made her an international advocate for them. The success of Malaika has enabled Noella’s work to be known to a wider audience. She has been featured on Bloomberg TV, three different CNN programmes and the BBC’s Focus Africa.

She has addressed UNICEF and the Kinshasa Parliament and gave a TEDx talk in Paris. Noella has participated in many international panels and was invited to speak about the future of Africa alongside President Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative’s Opening and Closing Plenaries in Morocco. In 2014, Noella was named one of the 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine.

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Credit: Adam Schultz/Clinton Global Initiative, Opening Plenary: Connecting People for Growth Moderator: President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative; 42nd President of the United States Panelists: Nezha Hayat, Co-founder and President , CFA Maroc Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation Phuti Mahanyele, Chief Executive Officer, Shanduka Group (Pty) Ltd K'naan Warsame
Credit: Adam Schultz/Clinton Global Initiative,
Opening Plenary: Connecting People for Growth
Moderator:
President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative; 42nd President of the United States
Panelists:
Nezha Hayat, Co-founder and President , CFA Maroc Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation Phuti Mahanyele, Chief Executive Officer, Shanduka Group (Pty) Ltd K’naan Warsame

 

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AFWL 2015 will be held at London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX on 7/8th August 2015.
Tickets, including VIP, can be purchased from Groupon and TicketWeb.
Please contact press@africafashionweeklondonuk.com if you require information about Africa Fashion Week London 2015 hi-res images for publication information about Media Partnership to register to attend as Press

TICKET INFORMATION

7th VIP: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/178987
7th STD: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/178993
8th VIP: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/178999
8th STD: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/179005
Day Passes: http://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/london-special/gl-africa-fashion-week-london/65353724

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