Renowned Fashionista, Mr Rocca up for Africa Forty under 40 award
Renowned fashion enthusiast and celebrity stylist, Mr Rocca has been nominated for the Africa Forty under 40 for his sterling work in the fashion industry.
Mr Rocca, who has dressed top executives, like Media mogul, Trevor Ncube, BancABC boss, Lance Mambondiani among other popular brands has become one of the most sought after personal shoppers and stylists over the past few years.
The 34-year-old fashionista, based in the UK, told the NewsReportLive;” It’s so surreal. The work I have been putting in for over a decade now is finally being recognised on such a regional level. It’s an amazing feeling.”
Africa Forty under 40 awards celebrate a cross section of the continent’s most influential and accomplished young business leaders under the age of 40.
The awards have inspired young entrepreneurs in innovation and business.
“The nomination authenticates my credibility and it’s great for accountability and growth,” the Kuwadzana raised stylist said.
Mr Rocca’s star rose at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic where executives could not travel to shop their favourite brands abroad.
He took advantage of the pandemic to establish a personal shopper business, where he connected with top executives.
The fashionista believes the award will propel his brand on the continent.
“The majority of my clients are in Africa already even though I service them from the UK , however an Artelier in Zimbabwe and SA is on the pipeline,” he said.
Away from fashion, Mr Rocca is part of Stenom Foundation, a social entrepreneurship drive meant to reduce unemployment in Zimbabwe and increase the number of social entrepreneurs in the country.
The project which has been endorsed by Youth Minister Kirsty Coventry and was launched in July last year.
Africa Forty Under 40 awards will be held on March 25 and several Zimbabwean entrepreneurs have also been nominated in various categories.
Mr Rocca who is pitted against fellow Zimbabwean Lee Madyara will also battle against four other African fashion entreprenuers.
To vote for Mr Rocca under the name Craig Chimtengo click link