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.
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.
Nadjelika Sylla, E-commerce Executive
Specializing in business development and management, Nadjelika Sylla has held a variety of commercial positions in the luxury fashion and e-commerce sector. After graduating with an M.S. in International Business, she spent time working for the EPO Fashion Group, later going on to serve as Media & Brand Partnerships Team Coordinator at Net-a-Porter in London. Sylla is now based in Paris where she supports Industrie Africa’s retail operations, growth and strategic development as our E-commerce 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.
Tosin Onikosi, Content Coordinator
A content strategist from Lagos, Nigeria with a B.S. in Computer Science, Tosin Onikosi’s career spans roles in media and marketing both in her home state and abroad. The former NZO-Beauty content team member brings a passion for converging fashion, considered curation and digital brand experiences to her role at Industrie Africa.
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 email@example.com.