TOP 5 Influencers to follow in 2020
Hejar Abdi is a well-known Dutch Entrepreneur, Model, TikTok Star and Social Media Influencer from the Netherlands. Based in the city of Amersfoort, Netherlands, Hejar studied physical therapy and graduated in 2015 at the Amsterdam School of Health Professions. Although he loved his work, Hejar always knew he was simply too businessminded to label himself as only a physical therapist.
Hejar’s interest and auto-didactic mindset as a youngster led him to develop expertise in Adobe Photoshop. A skillset that he later on used to create content for many high-end brands and influencers and helping them grow on social media. In the beginning of 2020, Hejar started creating content for himself on TikTok. This resulted in an exponential succesful rise as a TikTok star in a very short amount of time, gaining more then 1.6 million worldwide views in total.
Hejar is the number one influencer to follow in 2020, as his content is both inspiring, motivating and often funny as he likes to take himself not too serious at times. Hejar is not too shy to share his blueprint for success as an influencer. This allows his followers to learn about business, entrepreneurship and simple life-lessons in a humorous way, this makes him the best person to follow if you want to learn more about becoming successful.
Omar Munie is a well-known exclusive Dutch handbag designer with his famous store being based next to the Royal Palace of the Netherlands. Munie’s 14-years of expertise allowed him to create amazing handbag designs that have been noted by many major companies and that led him to collaborations with famous brands like KLM, Volvo, Ici Paris XL and many more. Not only are his products of high-quality, but they are also very sustainable as some of his products are made of fishing nets (The Blue Sea Bags collections).
Whether you are a casual student, a formal businessman, athlete, or a woman that loves variation in handbags, Omar Munie’s collection offers products for all of these occasions with amazing style and luxury. Besides seeing the nicest handbags created, following this account will also inspire you with new fashion and outfit combinations for you to wear that will most likely make the people around you feel like you have your own personal stylist. Like the saying goes: clothes make the person.
Socials – @omarmunie
YOUNG EZEE & NATALIE ODELL
A powerhouse of creativity, drive and passion – the dynamic duo actor/writer/producer team of Young Ezee and Natalie Odell has taken the internet by storm, they’ve became inseparable since 2016. Millennial’s are obsessed with this pair as they brought comedy, light and awareness to social issues within the Millennial Generation and the LGBTQ+
community. Their fierce work ethic has given them the unique position to be a voice for and to young people worldwide. Their goal to spread the message to be yourself, build a brand and engage creativity has solidified them as major influencers in the industry.
Ezee & Natalie were co-producers, co-writers and actors in their own hit series, The Scholarship, which was one of the most popular scripted web series on the Zeus Network. In the Youtube world their pages has gotten overall 1+ million followers! The duo has mastered the world of monetizing social media to their advantage and are currently working on other projects in the film/television, beauty & fashion world.
Socials: @YoungEzee & @Natalie.Odell – Youtube: EzeeXNatalie
Ivie Ruth Ekong, known as Ivy Ekong was born on October 12th 1982 in Nigeria. She attended a private Primary School called Zanna Royal Academy and has two University degrees in Economics and an HND in Business Administration from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State. At a very young age Ivie knew exactly what she wanted to be and pursued her passion in modelling, and beauty pageants. After competing in so many Pageant, both local and state pageant in her state ‘’Edo State’’ Nigeria, She finally won ‘’The Face of Esan’’ Beauty Pageant on the 25th March 2017. This opportunity exposed Ivie to a lot of other modelling opportunities and an opportunity to work as a model.
During her reign as a Queen, Ivie Ekong joined force with some Non-Governmental organizations, also with the then Edo State Governors wife to bring awareness to the eradication of stigmatization of people living with HIV/AIDS in Edo and Lagos state respectively. She also worked with a foundation for young girls to empower young girls to abstain from sex trafficking and brought awareness to childhood sexual molestation. A cause which is very dear to her heart. During Ivy’s modelling career in Nigeria, She met her now husband Idy Ekong, got married and relocated to the United Kingdom to start a family. While in the UK, Ivy further developed her passion in fashion.
She worked as an Image Consultant and a Wardrobe Stylist for over 5 years and gradually developed her fashion blog which made her to be recognized as a Fashion Influencer. In 2017, Ivy Ekong took a leap of faith and decided to gather a vast knowledge of the fashion industry she has gained over the years towards something she is very passionate about; which was creating her own fashion brand for women.
Vie went ahead without much capital and started Ivy Ekong Fashion brand in her bedroom. Ivie who is a mum of 2 girls aged 10 and 6, and a wife, knows how important it is for women to not just look good in what they wear, but also, feel great in their own body while embracing their curves, flaws and all. Ivie wants women to feel empowered, sexy, unapologetic, confident, and exactly who they are. She has made sure that this reflects in all the pieces in her online store. The brand includes a full collection of womenswear that also covers lingerie, swimwear, day and evening wear and accessories. Ivy Plans to design a shoes and perfume collection as part of her next venture. 3 years on, Ivy Ekong Fashion, is a brand woman love all over the world. Ivie was interviewed for a ‘’Check Me Out’’ segment for BBC where she featured key pieces from her brand, and encouraged young women to pursue their dreams despite the challenges.
Which was aired on SKY Channel 518 and BBC World Service Platforms in 2019. Ivy Ekong Fashion was also recently nominated by Drapers UK for the “Emerging Online Fashion Brand” Award in early 2020. We also recently featured UK Celebrity, Tara Maynard as a model in our SS19 campaign. Celebrities such as Natasha Grano, Amy Neville, Ester Dee (Real Housewives of Cheshire) just to mention a few, are all fans of the IEF brand. Ivie Ekong is a woman who has proved that ‘’women can do it all’’.
Socials: @IvyEkong & @IvyEkongFashion
Jessica Rich is the CEO/Founder of the luxury shoe brand, Jessica Rich as well as a celebrity TV host. The fashion expert and television personality Jessica Rich has an innate passion for fashion, as well as knowledge of how to dress well on a budget learned from her strong, hard working mother, Jessica has gained notoriety in the fashion world collaborating with brands such as Christian Cowan & Sergio Hudson. Jessica has hosted and have been seen on E! News, Basketball Wives, Access Hollywood and more.
Since launching her online store in early 2015, Jessica’s designs have been worn by high-profile celebrities such as the Kardashian sisters, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B., Bella Thorne, Heidi Klum, Joan Smalls, KeKe Palmer, Normani, Blac Chyna, Saweetie, Kesha, Lala Anthony, Fantasia, Vanessa Simmons, Sasha Banks, Toni Braxton among many others. The brand has also been featured in Vogue, BlackEnterprise, Pop Sugar, Page Six, Footwear News, People, InStyle, US Weekly, E! News, and Daily Mail just to name a few.
Socials: @JessicaRich @JessicaRichCollection