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Roselyne Ogonya nominated Best African Fashion Designer in Europe at AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards 2022

Roselyne Ogonya, Founder of MOG Couture

African Community Awards: African Community in Germany Awards 2022. Roselyne Ogonya has been nominated for the Best African Fashion Designer in Europe Award at the AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards 2022.

This is the only category open to Africans in all European countries and not limited to only Africans in Germany.

Who is Roselyne Ogonya?

Roselyne Ogonya was born in Kenya but later relocated to Italy in 2006 for an international modelling career. This was through participation in a movie shot in Malindi.

It happened that there was an Italian production that was shooting some movies in Malindi when her agency called her for casting and luckily, she was in Mombasa.

The company that was doing the film then had a modelling agency and due to her exemplary performance, she won herself an invitation to Rome. Roselyne made her way to Rome where she was welcomed warmly.

During her first days, she went through a lot as her African background worked to her disadvantage, for instance.

Back in Kenya, Roselyne made headlines after collapsing during the Miss Universe Kenya pageant in Safari Park, Nairobi. According to her, she was anxious because she had never had so many cameras on her.

Ever since Italy has been her home and she occasionally travels back to Kenya. While in Italy, she describes how she was almost depressed because of her size feet.

Having large feet disadvantaged her in the modelling industry. Designers would choose her and dress her for the runway but when it came to shoes, they would ask her to walk barefoot.

Roselyne decided to go for surgery where she reduced her toes and now her shoe size is 41 from 43. This has boosted her self-esteem and she can now confidently walk on the runway with her shoes on.

Roselyne has so far established herself in Italy and she has participated in several modelling events. She also models for labels such as Fendi, Celine, Armani Jeans, and fashion designer Alberta Ferretti.

In 2011 she enrolled in Koefia International Fashion Academy in Rome. In 2015 she moved to Milan and joined IMB Istituto Moda Burgo for three years. Roselyne created her clothesline and brand, MOG Couture, shortly after graduating from fashion schools.

Through MOG Couture, she has created several clothing items and accessories that have been showcased on various runways. Some of her products were worn by models in an event held in September 2021 where she won an award.

During the COVID -19 pandemic Roselyne created kitenge facemasks and distributed them to the locals. All this is part of Roselyne’s blending with the society she lives in.


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Organised by the AFRONEWS, the newspaper for Africans in Germany, the African Community in Germany Awards celebrate and recognise outstanding achievements of Africans in different fields in Germany. They are a way of appreciating and encouraging Africans who have excelled in different fields and are making a positive contribution to the German society.

The Awards recognise the good work done by African organisations, associations and businesses to promote a positive image of Africa and Africans, facilitate integration of Africans in Germany, promote business opportunities and international cooperation between Germany and African countries.

How to vote for your nominee

Public voting online for the official Award nominees is now open. The closing date for voting online is 17:00 on Monday, 12th September 2022.

To vote for your preferred nominee, click here:

Sponsors of African Community in Germany Awards 2022

Ortel Mobile, Germany’s leading prepaid sim cards provider for people with a migration background, is the major sponsor of the African Community in Germany Awards 2022.

The Awards are also sponsored by Taptap Send, an easy-to-use smartphone app that lets you send money to family and friends with just a few taps and a debit card, and Ria Money Transfer, a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT), a global leader in the money transfer industry.

How to sponsor African Community in Germany Awards 2022

The African Community in Germany Awards is a high-level event that offers companies a variety of channels to increase their visibility amongst members of the African Community in Germany.

For Sponsorship Opportunities please contact: Stephen Ogongo, Editor of AFRONEWS, Tel/WhatsApp: +393333010654. Email:

The African Community in Germany Awards Gala Night 2022

All winners will be announced and recognised at the African Community in Germany Awards Gala Night to be held on 22nd October 2022 from 5:30 PM at Bürgerzentrum Niederhöchstadt, Montgeronplatz 1, 65760 Eschborn.

The event will start at 17:30 and end at 23:45. An after-event party will follow until 05:00. CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE.


You are all encouraged to attend the Awards Gala Night. You can make reservations from this link:

Reservations are made on a first-come first-served basis. For further info on Reservations to attend the Awards Gala Night, please contact: Gillian Piroth, Tel: +49 177 7800989. Mail: