Year of Birth: 1987
Place of Birth: Rwanda
This amazing lady from Rwanda immigrated to Canada during the late 90s. She has graced the runway for Richard Chai, Ruffian, Vivienne Westwood, Issey Miyake, Emanuel Ungaro, Baby Phat, and Antonio Marras. She also participated in the Roca Wear Spring 2005 campaign along with popular names like Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova.
I absolutely love Ajuma. I love her spirit and everything that she represents. Her indigenous beauty resembles everything beautiful about being black and African. She is one woman whom when I look at her pictures, I see her speaking for all of us, the misunderstood black African women. I see a picture of suffering yet strong and resilient. Her beauty sparks certain deeps emotions in me pertaining my race. When I look at Ajuma I feel sadness, anger, love then pride. I love the color of her eyes, the full dark lips, the beautiful short natural hair and her perfect skin. Her beauty is unapologetic and undiluted.
Sadly AJuma said her beauty is celebrated more in the USA and Europe than it is in her native Kenya or Africa. In Kenya, because of her dark skin, she was not seen as attractive. But Ajuma’s international success as a fashion model changed the perception of black African beauty. Whats not to love about this inspiring empowering melanin goddess. A powerful force to reckon with not just in black beauty, but in black women empowerment. “I have never attempted to change my skin. I am natural”, Ajuma once said. Well, that is why I rate her the most beautiful woman in Africa. I just love her.
Born in Bordeaux, France, she is the popular choice of TV commentator in Sierra Leone of West Africa. She works and host programmes for CNN NewsCenter and Backstory. Isha is the amazing pack of charismatic beauty, great skills, brains and personality.