Robbie Malinga’s wife spreads the love with exotic flower business

Robbie Malinga’s wife spreads the love with exotic flower business

- Ann Malinga is the founder of Blaque Petals, a luxury floral brand

- Her business supplies exotic flowers to clients across South Africa and Namibia

- It employs 13 people and Ann wants to expand it further

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See first" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly News on your newsfeed!

Ann Malinga is spreading the love — and minting plenty of cash — with her luxury floral brand Blaque Petals.

The widow of the late singer Robbie Malinga started her exotic flower business in 2015, SowetanLIVE reports.

It supplies exquisite flowers to clients across South Africa and neighbouring Namibia, gathered.

PAY ATTENTION: Save mobile data with FreeBasics: Briefly is now available on the app

Ann is a specialist floral designer and stylist. Her target market includes weddings, funerals, studio flowers, gifting, events, and corporate functions.

Her business has grown immensely in just a short time. It now employs a total of 13 people in branches located in Germiston, Cape Town, and Windhoek.

READ ALSO: This day in history: South Africa honours the late Samora Machel

Ann said after quitting her corporate job in 2001 to look after her kids, she realised she had to "start my own thing." She used her savings to start the venture, which imports roses from Kenya.

The 40-year-old entrepreneur now wants to expand Blaque Petals so it has a broader national footprint:

I'm planning to go national as soon as I get funding. The growth has been hampered by the death of my husband. I'm still in mourning.

READ ALSO: Jessica Nkosi and her tiny princess take a stroll

Do you have a story to share with us? Inbox us on our Facebook page and we could feature your story.

Check out Nicki Minaj's trademark moves in the hilarious cartoon below from our Briefly - South Africa YouTube channel.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.


Mailfire view pixel