Black Girls Killing It!

Black Girls Killing It!

Mar 08, 2019, 11:15 AM

If you're looking for inspiration on how to live your best life, up your makeup and fashion game, learn how to cook delicious recipes, get involved in a new cause or simply want to follow a new personality, Instagram gives you access to all the dopest people. Here are a few Insta influencers we can't get enough of.

Luyanda Mafanya

All the food lovers would be happy to know that Luyanda Mafanya has got your back. The My Kitchen Rules South Africa season 2 semifinalist always manages to leave our mouths drooling after each post. The influencer popularly known by her Instagram name Cooking with Luyanda shares step by step videos on her Instagram stories to help followers remake her delicious meals.  The cook has been featured on GQ and has partnered with famous South African brands like Aromat and Woolworths. She recently revealed on her Instagram stories that a recipe book might be on the way.


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Thembakazi Matroshe

From activism, curatorship and public speaking we wonder what @Jadore_Thembi cannot do. The UCT graduate made waves on social media not only for her stunning body but for her influence in the art scene in Cape Town and body positivity. The influencer uses her platform to engage in conversations and panels that impact women and their bodies, Thembi was a speaker at the “owning your body and your mind” and the “all bodies are beautiful meetup”.

She has also been a curator for an exhibition at the South African Museum called Object Ecologies.


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Mbali Mkhize

Miss Bachelorette, the beautiful Mbali Mkhize @mbalimkh_ drew more attention to her Instagram account when she became one of the contestants of South Africa’s first season of The Bachelor. Her Instagram boasts amazing make-up looks where she shares detailed tags on how one can also be on fleek. The beauty entrepreneur always makes you feel like you are part of her journey sharing pictures of her daily outfits and thoughts of being a contestant on the show.


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If you are looking for the influencer who you can relate to then digital Copywriter and entrepreneur @yoliswa_mqoco is your person. Yoliswa is not afraid to share her truth and is known for openly engaging with her followers, responding to comments and DMs.  Her warm heart and openness about body insecurities and personal struggles she has faced makes one feel like they are not alone. 

The body positivity influencer also highlights biases that she has experienced from people and the fashion industry. In an interview with Timeslive she shared how the “the biggest bully in my life has always been the SA fashion industry”.


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We also cannot leave out how her posts with her girlfriend leave us all craving for a bae to snuggle with.


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Main Image Credit: Instagram/@cookingwithluyanda
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