skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
playlist_play chevron_left
  • Home
  • keyboard_arrow_right Afropreneur Spotlight
  • keyboard_arrow_right Introducing Ayissi, One of Africa’s most creative Fashion designer

Afropreneur Spotlight

Introducing Ayissi, One of Africa’s most creative Fashion designer

Uwem January 12, 2017 53

share close

We would love to introduce you to Ayissi Nga Jospeh-Marie, creator of the Brand Wazal!

Ayissi has just announced his new collection for 2017 called “Ova Tété”

This collection is inspired by a Cameroonian slang ‘ova’ which means bigger and noble person. And Tété which refers to chic and bourgeois. In addition, the word chic here is used to describe the amazing and modern appearance of the clothings. Meaning those who patronize him have good taste.

The materials used in this collection are of the best quality, including first choice wax (African print) from Senegal or Mali.

Ayissi believes his collection is indecent, 10 years in advance or shameless 5 years in advance. He prefers being seen ahead of his peers because the fashion world is in constant évolution.



AYISSI NGA Joseph-Marie aka JJ DU STYLE is a fashion designer who creates very chic street wear. The French/Cameroonian designer whose father was a tailor, has decided to follow the footsteps of pioneer Cameroonian fashion designers such as Imane Ayissi and Martial Topolo by creating his own clothing line called ‘WAZAL’ which was launched in 2005.

In 2006, he launched his first designs which are worn by some celebrities such as SINGUILA, Alpeco, WAYNE BECKFORD, ROMARIC Koffi and Lalcko. His brand “WAZAL” is a blend of “WAZA”, the name of a natural park in the extreme north of Cameroon (which symbolizes respect) and the letter “L” which stands for Lion, the Cameroonian symbol (which symbolizes power).

WAZAL COUTURE fashion universe expresses more of casual wear in a constant search of innovations, new styles and creativity. In the mixture of many various colors, and various prints, he adds and blends other materials such as pure cotton, denim jean, wax, leather, fur, synthetic just to name a few.

Ayissi attended the VANESSA RUIZ fashion school in Paris and where he later on specialized in creating tuxedo jackets. The first was thus created in 2013 under the name “Tete fly.” In 2013, he was part of the guests of the Ambassador of Cameroon to Paris for the exhibition of the feast of the Cameroonian youth and the Fashion Night Lounge at the Elysee Palace in Paris, where he presented his three concepts: WazalRock, fly Tété and Africafutur.
These concepts are based on criteria which since the beginning symbolized his career: Daring, Respect and Creation. Wazal cuts and designs are impressive and modern; moreover it follows the latest trends today.

Check out some pictures from his collection


Tagged as: , , , .

Rate it
Previous episode
Post comments (0)

What do you think? Leave a comment