South African actress, Nomzamo Mbatha has announced a new partnership with Puma.
The partnership is for a collection of footwear, apparel and accessories for women “designed around Mbatha’s lifestyle of intense travel, activism and the African summer,” per a statement.
The collection is named ‘Shandu’ after Zulu Shandu clan of the grandmother of the ‘Coming 2 America’ actress.
“Like me, this collection is African through and through. It is an ode to the very family and clan that I come from. My grandmother has always pushed me to open my eyes to the world and known that each of my dreams is attainable,” says Mbatha.
“She taught me how to stay humble but sassy, and how to love and accept myself, how to remain true to who I am, and most importantly: where I come from. That’s exactly why this collection couldn’t have been called anything other than Shandu. It is a tribute to my family and clan, and a thank you to them for helping me break barriers.”