‘BEING PRO-WOMAN, PRO-DIVERSITY AND PRO-AFRICA IS NOT JUST WORK BUT PART OF MY IDENTITY. I BUILD BRANDS AND BUSINESSES THAT SHIFT CULTURE.

NSIMBA VALENE LONTANGA IS A FOUNDER AND BRAND CURATOR  IN LIFESTYLE +  CULTURE + IDENTITY, GRADUATED AS AN INTERNATIONAL LIFESTYLE PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZED IN TREND RESEARCH AND CONCEPT DESIGN. SHE  IS BASED IN THE NETHERLANDS AND WORKS IN BETWEEN AFRICA AND THE WEST. 
SHE  STRATEGICALLY CONNECTS COMPANIES TO CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND NEW MOVEMENTS  TO BUILD BRIDGES  THAT ADD MEANING IN A GLOBALLY CONNECTED WORLD. NSIMBA VALENE BRINGS LIFE TO BRANDS AND STORIES MOTIVATED BY DIVERSITY, WHILE ALWAYS AIMING TO CREATE A CULTURE OF COLLABORATION.  SHE FOUNDED ONLINE CLOTHING BRAND LIBAYA IN 2017.
HER  EXPERIENCES AS A WOMAN OF COLOR WITHIN THE FASHION INDUSTRY  INSPIRED HER TO  INFLUENCE INCLUSIVITY, WOMANISM AND SISTERHOOD IN THE DUTCH LANDSCAPE. THUS SHE GOT RECOGNIZED AS A GAME-CHANGER IN GLAMOUR NETHERLANDS  MAY 2019 ISSUE. SHE IS A CONTRIBUTING WRITER AND HAD HER OWN COLUMN SERIES IN GLAMOUR NAMED ‘MEER DAN MODEMEISJE’.
VALENE PREVIOUSLY WORKED AS A BRAND CREATIVE  AT VLISCO GROUP BV, WHERE HER WORK FOCUSED ON CONSUMER DRIVEN BRAND INNOVATION. HER YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITHIN AFRICA’S LANDSCAPE RESULTED IN A UNIQUE NETWORK  AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF CULTURE AND CREATIVITY.  HENCE SHE CONTINUES TO FACILITATE CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS AND PROJECTS WITH AN AFRICAN ANGLE. 
NSIMBA VALENE HAS BEEN PROFILED BY PLATFORMS SUCH AS VOGUE NL, ELLE Ivory Coast, HET FINANCIEEL DAGBLAD, SIGNATURES MAGAZINE UK, HET TROPENMUSEUM, I-D MAGAZINE, OKAY AFRICA, MARIE CLAIRE FR, VIVA NL,  GLAMOUR NL AND MORE. 
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