This is Ify Egypt Ufele.
She’s 11 and she’s a designer and founder of ChubbiLine, a clothing brand for people of all shapes and sizes. She was inspired by the beauty of African prints and the African culture she experienced while frequently travelling home to Nigeria. Ify was bullied in school because she was overweight due to taking steroids for severe asthma, of which she nearly died on several occasions.
Recently, Teen Vogue published its first-ever 21 Under 21 List. The tagline read “Introducing 21 Under 21: Our Official Guide to the Girls and Femmes Changing the World!” and had inventors, artists, athletes and social warriors all under 21 on it.
Ify Ufele made the list as the only Nigerian and we’re super proud of her!