African Community Awards: African Community in Germany Awards 2022. Roselyne Ogonya wins Best African Fashion Designer in Europe Award at the AFRONEWS – Ortel Mobile African Community in Germany Awards 2022.
This was the only category open to Africans in all European countries and not limited to only Africans in Germany.
Who is Roselyne Ogonya?
Roselyne Ogonya is the Best African Fashion Designer in Europe 2022. She has won in this category which was the only one open to Africans in all European countries and not limited to only those in Germany.
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.
An Italian production was shooting some movies in Malindi when her agency called her for casting. 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.
Ms Ogonya 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. Ms Ogonya 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. On 8th October 2022 the Kenyan-Italy based fashion designer, stylist and model showcased her latest collection at her own fashion event in in Cinisello Balsamo, Milan.
During the COVID -19 pandemic Ms Ogonya created kitenge facemasks and distributed them for free to the people living in her area in Milan. This is part of her 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.
The African Community in Germany Awards Gala Night 2022
All winners were announced and recognised at the African Community in Germany Awards Gala Night to be held on 22nd October 2022 at 17:00 at Bürgerzentrum Niederhöchstadt, Montgeronplatz 1, 65760 Eschborn.
A special thanks to the Sponsors of African Community in Germany Awards 2022
Ortel Mobile, Germany’s leading prepaid sim cards provider for people with a migration background, was the major sponsor of the African Community in Germany Awards 2022.
The Awards were 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.
Start.Up Lounge Africa, a management consulting firm connecting and promoting businesses in Africa and Europe were also a part of the sponsors to this amazing event.