Friday, February 20, 2015

The Madiba Shirt ... Sonwabile Ndamase

Prince Sonwabile Ndamase, designer and creator of the world-acclaimed Madiba Shirt, has built Vukani! Range Creations situated in the heart of Joburg, into one of South Africaís leading fashion design houses. Hailing from the Royal blooded family in Pondoland, Prince Ndamase became a household name in tantalising African trends of fashion. Today he is a world renowned activist for his creativity and leading role in SAFDA.

"Fashion is revealing. Clothes reveal what groups people are in. Styles show who you are, but they also create stereotypes and distance between groups. Fashion is a language which tells a story about the person who wears it", says Sonwabile. " Clothes create a wordless means of communication that we all understand". 

Such an honour to have had this wonderful man with his great sense of humour, sharing and telling the story behind the story of the Madiba Shirt on the iStart2 Show. " I wanted to honour and thank Mandela for his magnanimous bravery by giving him his own style as a way of saying thank you".

"iStart2 Believe I can fly" - Sonwabile Ndamase

To listen to South African greatness and the success story of the Madiba Shirt in the words of its creator, just click play below:

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The iStart2 Show is broadcast at 17h30 on Thursdays on Radio Today 1485 AM, nationally on DSTV Audio Channel 869 or worldwide on The show is hosted by Pierre du Toit and the beautiful Keitu Gwangwa.