- Shimza announced on social media that he's collaborated with a local designer, Tshepo Mohlala
- The award-winning DJ said that he and the local designer have always been fans of each other's work, which eventually led to a good friendship
- DJ Shimza said their collaboration gave birth to their clothing line, H.O.P.E, which is a message that lies in the premises of their birth names, Mzansi already loves the collection
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DJ Shimza took to his timeline to make a special announcement about his collab with a local designer, Tshepo Mohlala.
The award-winner got fans excited and keen to spend money on the clothing line already when he posted their work.
Its collab match-made in heaven
Shimza, whose given name is Ashly Raphala, said that his collaboration with designer Tshepo was destined to be.
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"His name is Tshepo, my second name is Kholofelo, which both mean 'hope'. You could say it's destiny, lol," he wrote.
"We have always been fans of each other's work and we’ve become good friends over time, so this collaboration makes sense for us to share this personal message of hope together."
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Speaking to the publication, Tshepo said that he established his denim brand in 2015, which he named after himself.
Tshepo has a retail outlet in Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg. He also shared that Meghan Markle from the royal British family rocked his creations.
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YOU magazine reported that Tshepo was born in Tsakane, Ekurhuleni. The 31-year-old designer took an R8 000 loan to fulfil his dreams. YOU added that Tshepo has so far employed more than 20 people and even President Cyril Ramaphosa wore his denim creations.
Mzansi loves this combo and already wants to spend their coin on the H.O.P.E collection.
"Need that hoodie pls #ShimzaXTshepo #HOPE."
"I love this collaboration. I need to get myself a few items."
"Too nice, hey mara R2k to R3k banna."
"Cool and stylish."
"I love I love I love."
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Shimza started his music journey at the age of 15. In 2006, he won the Red Square DJ Competition and continued to make himself known by participating in other DJ competitions.
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Source: Briefly News