Minnie Dlamini is the latest celebrity to launch her own brand – joining a growing list of stars-turned-entrepreneurs

Her skincare line ‘MD by Minnie Dlamini’, has been praised for its luxury branding and affordable price point.

She is not the only local celeb who understands how to market and sell products to her fans.

Take a look at some other brilliant brands started by female celebrities

 

Nandi Madida

Nandi Madida turned her love for clothing into a critically acclaimed fashion brand. She launched ‘COLOUR in YEAR’ and the line has received praised from fashion critics around the world. The line made its New York Fashion Week debut last year.

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“At my 30th birthday party Minnie Dlamini reminded me that when I was 14 [or] 15 I was selling T-shirts. And she also reminded that I said I’d showcase at New York Fashion Week,” she said about making her dream a reality.

 

 

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Lalla Hirayama

Last year, Lalla launched her own natural supplement to help PCOS sufferers cope. Lalla embarked on a national awareness campaign to educate women about PCOS and how they can get treatment.

The idea for ‘Lalla Hirayama’ came from her personal struggle with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). “When I was first diagnosed I felt like I’d been handed a death sentence – I was told that it would be difficult for me to fall pregnant and that I could have a heart attack,” she told the Sunday Times in an interview.

“I struggled with the crazy symptoms of the disease. I refused to become a victim or stay at the mercy of drugs that have a negative effect on my body… For all of you experiencing PCOS, you are not alone even though you feel like it. You can take control, you can fall pregnant, you don’t have to live with the pain of this disease,” she wrote on Instagram.

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My name is Lalla Hirayama and I have #PCOS. I struggled with the crazy symptoms of the disease. I refused to become a victim or stay at the mercy of drugs that have a negative effect on my body. I decided to find a way to fight back naturally. I got rid of the weight, stopped the hair loss as well as the pain and I am officially clear of pre diabetes and I don’t have to worry about having a heart attack any more. Finally I took back my power. It has been a long, hard, expensive road. I am grateful for this experience though. After using individual herbs, amino acids, minerals and a certain vitamin under the guidance of my doctor I gained back control. Some of these ingredients were only available overseas, not anywhere in SA. Believe me I looked everywhere…. Knowing this affects 1 in every 10 women of child bearing age I realized how many other ‘cysters’ are based in SA struggling with conventional medicine. Together with an incredible medical team and pharmaceutical manufacturing facility we have been able to source all the ingredients from around the world and put it together in SA as one product. This changed my life. My memory is back and my body, my skin is clearer, I don’t experience the fatigue among all the other chronic health issues but most importantly my self esteem and mental strength has been restored. For all of you experiencing PCOS, you are not alone even though you feel like it. You can take control, you can fall pregnant, you don’t have to live with the pain of this disease. Ladies struggling with similar symptoms of PCOS: irregular periods, unwanted weight, struggle falling pregnant, acne, hair loss or unwanted hair can also benefit from this supplement. Crazy fact is that 70% of women who have this don’t know because they mild symptoms they are experiencing are thought to be PMS until it gets really bad and sometimes too late. Spread awareness of PCOS please. Save a life or improve one🙏 For more information log onto the website in my bio and follow @life.source Sending you love and healing energy. La #PCOSsupport

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