Carol Nyazika

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Carol Nyazika
Founder: Ndanaka

Self- motivated, dynamic, hard-working and goal oriented are some of the many characteristics that Carol Nyazika has developed through her few years as a start-up social entrepreneur. With a focused mind-set, she has managed to center her business ventures on the development of women in all aspects of their lives. This has primarily been based on the promotion of the beauty within through business initiatives and independence. Carol has packaged herself as a complete influential brand that reaches

people through all mediums of life, whether through the radio, television or print media. Her effort to reach clients through the expansion of her brand is what has made her a rising personality in the Zimbabwean community, at home and the diaspora.

Carol Nyazika has a clear vision for her brand and that incorporates being accessible to the public as well as giving back to the community. These two goals collided when she hosted Fashion Gives Back, an event that was sponsored by large cooperation’s such as BMW, Marriott Hotel and Clinique to mention a few. This event was her introduction to the public eye in 2011 and more importantly, a source of fundraising for the charity that aids the children in the AIBA Award winning documentary, Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children. This was dear to her heart as she was able to fulfil the philanthropic aspect of living a gratifying life. In 2013, she became a brand ambassador for Fund a Child’s Education Zimbabwe (FACEZ), an organization that sends children in need to school but also educates the parents in order to get out of their situation.

Her guest appearance as a Keynote speaker at ‘Women of Influence’, an event by Association of African Owned Enterprises, was yet again another opportunity to reach women and influence them in a positive direction of business growth and branding. Her influence in the beauty and branding world has been acknowledged by various print media such as The Journal in the UK, the Special Edition of Infinity Magazine, FAB magazine, Deck Magazine in their Profile Edition and in Coquettes Magazine and was the cover girl for the December issue of Infinity Magazine. She also has a column on the biggest Zimbabwean lifestyle blog, Zimbo Jam, where she shares her beauty and hair advice through video tutorials. This escalating public image has catapulted her in front of larger audiences such as her guest appearances on Zifm and StarFM, two popular Zimbabwean radio stations as well as being interviewed by Bonang Matheba on her radio show in South Africa for African Women Association which Carol founded in 2013. She has also appeared in many of the main and largest Zimbabwean local newspapers such as The Herald, The Standard, The Zim Independent, to mention a few profiling her and her projects. She has been profiled in The Huffington Post, interviewed on CNBC, Africa Tonight, China Central Television, and featured by She Leads Africa. She has been seen in many publications across Africa in 2016 for her efforts with African Women Association. She has also been featured on BET Africa and has graced the cover Harare Magazine.

Carol Nyazika prides herself in being well rooted in her goals and possessing the ability to capitalize on good business and personal relationships. This is evident in her career and her long list of personal branding customers that vary from musicians, athletes to CEO’s leading her to rub shoulders with A List Celebrity’s such as supermodel Alek Wek, SBTV Founder Jamal Edwards, actress Rosario Dawson, to mention a few. She has used a small platform to branch out into the world and become a formidable personality that seeks human empowerment. This was acknowledged by the Zimbabwean community which awarded Carol as the Personality of the Year in 2013 at the Zimbabwe Achievers Award UK Ceremony. This was supported by Zimbabweans at home as well as in the Diaspora through her social media platforms.

She is also the Founder of African Women Association, a female empowerment organization. AWA is not a platform that excels in rhetoric but fails in practice; it is invested in making sure that people’s lives are truly changed. The African Women Awards were held in Harare in 2015 and were the first Pan-African and multi-sectorial awards ceremony ever held for women in Africa. The awards ceremony was represented by

16 countries from across the continent as well as attended by embassies, Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development Zimbabwe and other dignitaries and reputable companies and banks. The late Kiki Divaris was their patron and the Awards were supported by NABW Zimbabwe Chapter which is supported by the Graca Machel Trust.

Through her popularity in the beauty industry, Carol founded Ndanaka, the organic and natural beauty brand that consists of body, skin and hair care products which launched early in 2017. Her brand has become the leading all-natural brand in Zimbabwe and sells out as soon as it hits shelves. The brand sees an increase in demand in Zimbabwe and now from surrounding countries including South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, and overseas in countries like the UK aswel as America and Australia. Although Ndanaka is a young brand and only a year old, it has been recognized by British Vogue who have asked Ndanaka to be featured as a brand to watch for three of its upcoming issues.

Carol continues to break barriers, positively impacting women around her, pushing the boundary and challenging the norm and creating a legacy.

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