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Ladybrille Magazine Honors Jan Malan, Africa’s Top Fashion Producer, as Man of the Month

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Ladybrille Magazine Honors Jan Malan, Africa’s Top Fashion Producer as Man of the Month

Sacramento, CA (July 20th, 2011)-Jan Malan, Africa’s foremost Fashion Producer who has changed the lives and careers of many of Africa’s professionals is currently enjoying his spotlight on Ladybrille Magazine this month.

The magazine known as the “#1 Authority on African Fashion & Entertainment for the West” has a monthly feature dubbed “Ladybrille Man of the Month” which celebrates outstanding men, locally and internationally, for their brilliant contributions to their communities at large.

“Jan Malan was a natural fit for us when we prepared our July 2011 Fashion Designer Edition,” said Uduak Oduok Founder of Ladybrille Magazine. “Too many times we focus on those in front of the camera but forget those behind the scenes. The ones creating and molding the fashion super stars we see. Jan Malan has not only made a whole continent look fashionably hot, but he has made stars out of many designers and models alike.”

Malan has staged shows in 19 countries and on 4 continents packaging and presenting African designers and models in the best possible light. Malan discovered Supermodel Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi in 1998. Malan is also co-founder of Oluchi’s model agency O Models in addition to his company Umzingeli Productions. In 1997, Jan Malan conceptualized the popular Face of Africa model competition for Mnet and has been involved extensively in the show. He has also produced fashion shows, four times, at New York Fashion Week, including the first showing of African designers at New York Fashion Week in 2002 followed by Arise Fashion Show in New York in 2009.

“I am humbled and honored,” said the Fashion Producer in addressing what it felt like to be honored as Ladybrille Man of the Month.

Jan Malan joins a list of past Ladybrille Magazine Men of the Months including Supermodel Ngo, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Hollywood Haitian Actor and Humanitarian; Amobi Okoye, NFL Houston Texans Defensive Tackle; and Hollywood Actor Edi Gathegi of X-Men: First Class and Twilight. His interview is published and can be read at the following url: http://www.ladybrillemag.com/?p=21366


About Ladybrille Magazine
Founded in 2007 by fashion model, attorney and journalist Uduak Oduok, Ladybrille® Magazine stands as the authority on African fashion and entertainment for the globally conscious style driven American and European woman.

Breaking the mold and trailblazing a path never traveled before, Ladybrille® Magazine is a fusion of WWD, Vogue and ESSENCE with a very distinct African perspective. The magazine has served as a platform for brilliant exclusive and/in-depth interviews for many brilliant personalities, worldwide.The Magazine’s recognition as a pioneer and relevant authority in its niche market has meant media powerhouse like CNN, consulting giant McKinsey and numerous high profile personalities and individuals have sought and/regularly seek it as the authority on all things “Africhic.”

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