By now you’ve probably figured out that Black women slay every time they set foot on the continent of Africa, and have probably compiled a list of known IG stars to help you plan your next trip. But if you really want to know Africa, the real Africa, then you need to toss that list and get to know the the influencers killing the game live and direct from the Motherland.
These African influencers are as badass as they come, and serve it up hot and fresh from Milan to Mozambique with style, beauty and creativity. They are living their best lives on the continent, and if you’re trying to make visiting Africa your travel goal this year, then you need to be following these African jetsetters now. Thank us later.
When Kenyan beauty Joy Kendi grabs her passport, you know you're in for a vacation slay. From the exotic destinations she chooses to her envious wardrobe, Joy doesn't come to play.
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Nancie Mwai is an award-winning influencer and creator of the popular blog, Nancie Mwai. If you're looking for tips on how to live your best life and look damn good while doing it, Nancie is your go-to girl.
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Lesego Legobane, better known to her South African fans as Thick Leeyonce, is a jetsetting plus-size influencer setting her own beauty standards and empowering other women to do the same.
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Arguably one of Nairobi's most popular influencers, Sharon Mundia is not only travels the world capturing stunning content in places like Turkey and Mauritius, she's also a lifestyle show host on Kenya's NTV.
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Silvia Njoki is definitely the travel blogger to know in Africa. Her gorgeous photos are a mood and moment every time she lands in a new destination. Even her 5-year-old daughter Nielsine is #travelgoals!
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When she's not styling and consulting for fashion brands across the globe, this Ghanaian princess is traveling the world for fab experiences with a girlfriend or two by her side.
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Even though she's only 21-years-old, YouTube maven Mihlali Ndamase has become one of the top social media influencers in South African culture. From Milan to Thailand, Mihlali is living her best life - and she's just getting started.
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Nigerian influencer Valerie Egbuniwe combines beauty and brains as she travels the world in search all life's beauty, with a little tech love on the side.
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Nana Antwiwaa Nuamah is a lover of all things style and travel, so it's no wonder that she combines the two on her blog The Antwiwaa.
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Saraï is a creative, free spirit from the Ivory Coast who infuses her love of art with her love of travel, creating a fun and fresh vibe you won't find too often on the internet streets.