Nkensani Nkosi

Nkensani's Stoned Cherrie line of clothing, music, eyewear and a lot else besides has captured the zeitgeist of South Africa in the 21st century. Her Drum T-shirts are an iconic symbol of a country looking backwards to look forward to its own style. It's fair to say that this trailblazer, along with fellow designers, has helped wean South Africa of its look-north dress sense. She continues to produce season after season of beautiful home-grown designs. In addition, she is a popular speaker and owns Vicious Punk productions, which provides several popular television pro- grammes to the public broadcaster. She was inaugural host of M-Net's Face of Africa competition and judged the Coca- Cola pop-stars. Nkensani loves painting, reading, dancing and travelling.