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13-Year-Old South African Teen To Walk New York Fashion Week

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Festus Conteh
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13-Year-Old South African Teen To Walk New York Fashion Week
13-Year-Old South African Teen To Walk New York Fashion Week
Gisalle Niemand, a 13- year-old born and raised in the Fourways neighborhood of Johannesburg. She is a young woman with numerous talents, presenting them all on the dance floor, the runway, including singing, acting, modeling, and dancing.
Giselle Niemand started her career as an entertainer. She exemplifies talent because she always has a smile on her face that conveys confidence. When she performed
on stage for the first time at an International Convention in 2018, she fell in love with arts and enjoyed being a source of entertainment.
Recently, Giselle Niemand pulled the biggest deal when she secured the biggest contract in Hollywood with Upscale Recordings and Productions, where she’s secured an opportunity to produce her muisc by the Award Winning Music Producer, Film Producer, and Talent Manager Mr. Manny Mijares. In 2022, she went to Hollywood to record her first 3 original brand new singles with music videos, which will be dropping in February 2023.
She was cast as the lead in the MTN commercial “It’s Go Time,” A featured role in a Morvite TV commercial, as well as a Top 11 winner on the DSTV, show Begin Sing and Kids With Talent SA. She participated at the South African Performing Arts with Dr. Ellen Roux which qualified her to compete at the World Championships of Performing Arts in 2022. She also won several awards at the World Championships of Performing Arts 2022 for Singing, Acting and Modeling.
Giselle Niemand earned a spot to showcase at the New York Fashion Week as she will be walking for the iconic fashion designer Mitch Desunia from the 9th to 11th of February 2023 in New York. She feels so honored to be showcasing at the world’s biggest fashion week.

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.