Creative Conquerors Returns With A Refreshed Take On The Movement

A campaign aimed at identifying creative talent and amplifying their efforts on a border scale, staying true to the Stylin Your Story ethos. In 2018 Stylin’ Dredz introduced a property that brought to life the brand pillars of living authentically and unconventionally through a campaign known as the ‘Creative Conquerors’. The 6 handpicked creative entrepreneurs showcased their various journeys as those who crafted careers defying the odds of convention and making a name for themselves in their industries.

From art showcases to fashion and music- Creative Conquerors is all about creative expression and the opportunity to thrive in one’s authenticity. Having worked with names such as Lufuno Sathekge, Lady X, Oscar Ncube, Doowap, David Tshabalala and Leeroy Jason in 2018, as well as Karabo Poppy, Big Zulu, Nikiwe Dlova, Max Mogale, Boipelo Khunou, Enhle Gebashe and Charly Makwanya in 2019. The collective has become a badge of honour in the creative fraternity, and in 2021 the brand is taking it to new heights.

2020 and 2021 have seen the rise of a new breed of professionals: these entrepreneurs or hustlers are self-starters who have harnessed the power of the internet and social networks to self promote. 

In this age, consumer-driven content is currency, and forward-thinking brands have a responsibility to harness and support their consumers in the spaces that matter to them. This year, the Creative Conquerors platform is going to further empower these young entrepreneurs by partnering with them on their journey to becoming the serious content creators of tomorrow. Over the next few months, the brand will reveal a first of its kind effort to walk the talk and help creatives, Style Their Stories.

Meet the Creators

Leading the pack, as a true creative and storyteller through music, fashion and lifestyle is music sensation Focalistic. Affectionately known as Pitori Maradona. Focalistic is an accurate representation of Pitori flair – the capital city that is deemed by its residents as a flamboyant city that has its own personality and culture which sets it apart from the rest of the country. Focalistic’s lyrical swag, style and brilliant creativity is something we can never fit in a box and has impressively reached across borders in the continent and beyond.  

The crew of Conquerors are trailblazers in the space of creativity and digital creation and will be on the hunt to locate these new breed entrepreneurs. 

  • Matumelo Ndlovu – @tumie_ndlovu Digital Content Creator, Natural Hair Enthusiast, MSc Candidate 
  • Nkanyiso – @scooby_rsa Digital Content Creator, Streetwear Model
  • Masawandile – @masadiamond Digital Content Creator 
  • Hlumela Nyengane – @hlumela_ Digital Content Creator 
  • Phumudzo Magidi – @deezzywaffles Photographer, Film Maker, Creative 
  • Oratile Masedi – @coachella.randy Digital Content Creator, Comedian
  • Kopano Selebano – @kopano17 Model
  • Akhona Patience Kom @akhona_dreadlockprincess Model, Dreadlock Enthusiast, Founder – Dreadlock Princess Apparel & Dreadlock Princess Africa 
  • Amy Leigh Dove – @bushbaby_amy Healthy Hair Advocate, Natural Hair Educator  
  • Kabelo Dladla – @mamiwiththedreads Digital Content Creator 
  • Abongwe Qokela – @iamabongwe Model, Lifestyle & Fashion Influencer, Digital Content Creator
  • Naledi Phatela – @lediphatela Digital Content Creator
  • Mandisa Makhasi – @mandisadandala Influencer, Digital Content Creator 
  • Faith – @faith_mahopo Digital Content Creator
  • Jessica – @jessicamashaba20 TikToker
  • Zazi Kunene – @zazi.kunene Actress
  • Simphiwe Mbatha – @colourme_sim Make-Up Artist, TikToker
  • Stunning Maze – @stunningmaze Musician, Stylist, Fashion and Lifestyle Influencer 
  • Simon Zikalala – @alexandragouveia Designer, Artist, Creative Director
  • Boitumelo Rametsi – @boitumelo_spotted Body Positivity Advocate, Visual Storyteller, Philanthropist, Founder of Be Glam
  • Zandile Finca – @zandifinca Fashion Designer, Dreadlock Enthusiast, Digital Content Creator
  • Bonolo Modise – @bonolonoli Lifestyle Influencer, Entrepreneur, Dreadlock Enthusiast 
  • Aluve Nguza – @aluvenguza Lifestyle, Fashion & Beauty Influencer, Digital Content Creator
  • Witney Ramabulana – @witney_8 Digital Content Creator, Influencer
  • Rhulani Anthony Bila – @theexpressionist Visual Creative, Film Writer-Director, Founder of Studio Bila
  • Kim Blanche Adonis  – @kimblanche Actress
  • Tessa Abrahams – @unswayedbeauty Make-Up Artist
  • Nozuko Poni – @nonishakur Digital Marketer, Producer, Project Manager, Podcaster

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