SA Celebrities That Own Beauty Brands. The beauty industry in South Africa has a lot of challenges in that there is a lot of competition. However the industry poses a chance of birthing lucrative brands as it has grown tremendously over the last few years. Below are some of the celebrities that saw this opportunity and decided to invest in creating their own beauty products.
Amanda du-Pont is a Swazi-born South African actress, model and television host. Du-Pont is known for her portrayal of Lelo in the South African soapie Skeem Saam and Sharon in the SABC 3 comedy-drama Taryn & Sharon. Du-Pont is the founder of Lelive Africa, which is a skincare brand that was developed by expert formulators alongside the company’s dedicated community on social media to create skincare that’s truly made by africa.
Ndivhudzannyi Ralivhona, known by her stage name Makhadzi, is a South African singer. Born and raised in Ha-Mashamba, Limpopo, she is best known for her songs “Themba muthu” and “Matorokisi. Makhadzi recently announced that she has launched her skincare brand called Mavoda which consists of body lotions and petroleum jelly.
Kelly Nonhlanhla Khumalo is a South African entrepreneur, singer, actress and dancer. Born and raised in Nquthu, KwaZulu-Natal, she was discovered while performing at gospel talent search and signed a record deal with Bomsai Entertainment, released her debut studio album T.K.O (2005). She shot to fame after the release of her debut album T.K.O (2005). Khumalo launched her skincare brand last year in partnership with Bioquantine called the ‘Kelly Khumalo Skin by Bioquantine’.
Boitumelo Thulo, popularly known as Boity, is a South African television personality, rapper, actress, businesswoman and model. In 2019, Thulo was named as one of Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 for her contribution in the music and entertainment sector. Boity is also an entrepreneur of note as she has several brands under her name, such as her Haircare Brand in partnership with Halo Heritage. This haircare brand aims to embrace natural African hair and make sure that it is well taken care of.