Industrie Africa is committed to celebrating the diverse voices of the African fashion industry.
We are proud to be an African and Africa-based business with a global ethos. Our small, digitally native team reflects our core values of inclusivity, diversity, and innovation. Between the continent and the world, we seek to push the boundaries of geographic limitations.
Nisha Kanabar, CEO
Nisha Kanabar is a curator and storyteller, and the founder of Industrie Africa. A Tanzanian of Indian origin, Kanabar graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York and went on to forge a career in luxury fashion and publishing. With over a decade of experience at renowned industry names, she held formative positions at the editorial and commercial departments of American Vogue, Vogue India, and Style.com in the Middle East (now Vogue Arabia). Her experience across international markets fuelled a desire to channel her work into her home continent’s contemporary and luxury designer market, with a special focus on digitization and storytelling. Nisha’s unique perspective allows her to frame the conversation around African fashion through a unique global lens and places her at the forefront of a cultural movement experiencing seismic change. She currently resides in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania—whilst her work regularly takes her across the continent and around the world.
Alice Sam, CRO
Alice Sam is a senior marketer with experience driving e-commerce, digital, offline, and go-to-market strategies for leading fashion, entertainment, lifestyle, and startup companies in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. She has worked with brands including Disney, GAP, Moncler, lemlem, Fisher-Price, ABC, Showtime, and National Geographic Channel. At Industrie Africa, Alice spearheads e-commerce strategy, marketing and operations, to drive awareness and growth as the brand expands its global reach.
Ntianu Obiora, Content Editor
Ntianu Obiora is a multi-hyphenate creative with over a decade of experience in publishing, marketing, communications, and digital strategy. After starting her career at ELLE UK, Ntianu moved back to Nigeria and worked as a Marketing Executive for concept store ALARA before joining Pulse Nigeria as the Lifestyle and Entertainment Editor. In 2018, she founded her own creative consultancy, Tilt, which represents a plethora of brands namely in fashion, beauty, hospitality and tech. Ntianu brings her expertise in fashion journalism and deep knowledge of indigenous luxury brands to Industrie Africa, where she proudly helps to document the growth of the pan-African luxury sector on the site’s editorial platform, Imprint.
Kagiso Makgalemele, E-commerce Executive
Kagiso is an experienced digital marketing and retail enthusiast, creatively calibrating between brands, products, people and driving strategic goals. In addition to her Masters in Fashion Brand Management from Polimoda, Kagiso has gathered industry expertise working in PR, product development, digital marketing, and retail in South Africa with brands including KISUA, The Guild Group, and Superbalist. Kagiso is currently based in Cape Town where she supports retail, buying and strategic development as Industrie Africa’s Ecommerce Executive.
Lindsay Samson, Fashion Writer
A freelance writer and content creator, Lindsay Samson was born and bred in Cape Town, South Africa. After cutting her teeth studying theatre making in New York City, she returned home to obtain her B.A. from the University of Cape Town, ultimately embarking upon a career as an arts and culture journalist and copywriter. A former staff writer for Design Indaba, her focus is on stories that elevate the voices of female artists, activists, and creators, particularly those on the African continent.
Nokuthula Chasosa, E-commerce Assistant
Nokuthula Chasosa is a fashion design and business management graduate from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. During her time in Los Angeles, she worked closely with womenswear designer Heidi Merrick to gain invaluable technical and industry experience in online retail, showroom management and client relations. Nokuthula has since relocated to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on a mission to amplify the regional fashion voice through her role as E-commerce Assistant at Industrie Africa.
Khensani Mohlatlole, Content Assistant
From Johannesburg, South Africa, Khensani Mohlatlole has spent over 5 years sitting at the intersection of various fashion-related fields, from media to design and retail. Previously holding roles at KISUA, Bubblegum Club and Wikimedia, Mohlatlole’s passion has always been indigenous African knowledge, craft and innovation, and to accelerate and advance the industry through active contribution. At Industrie Africa, she’s excited to be a part of the global conversation that showcases the creativity that her continent has to offer.
As a growing commerce and content platform, we are always looking for talented, creative individuals to potentially join our family. If you are passionate about the African fashion industry and would be interested in being a part of the team, please drop us a note on firstname.lastname@example.org.