TV personality Nandi Madida is going to be the voice of SA women in Paris in June at the Natural Hair Academy conference.
The annual event is the largest conference for women of African descent in Europe.
Women from across the globe will gather at the conference. That is to speak about teaching the youth, to embrace their natural heritage.
Nandi, known for her signature pixie afro, told TshisaLIVE that it was an absolute honour.
“It is absolutely amazing. It is just an honour to be called to speak for what I stand for, which is basically being confident in your own skin and with your own hair,” she said.
Nandi added that it was important to have conversations to inspire women to embrace their natural heritage as Africans.
The actress believes that most issues that Africans have stems from the struggles of the past such as colonialism. “This conversation is important and is one we need to have, especially for young girls and boys. So that they learn to feel beautiful with whom they authentically are,” she said.
Nandi who became a new mom said that her mission was not discrediting any hairstyle or body type, but rather to inspire women.
She explained that her natural signature look was a progression, after trying almost all hairstyles when she was younger.
“I have realised that our beauty comes with understanding, who we are first…,” she said.
Nandi cannot wait to share her journey with other women and hopes to draw inspiration from them.
Other speakers include blogger Courtney Danielle, French actress Aïssa Maïga and singer-songwriter Imany who is originally from Comoros. The Natural Hair Academy Conference will take place on June 10.