The Vuuqa Journey

We do the selling, so you can focus on the creating!!


Vuuqa was founded by two African women, Tshiwela Ncube (South Africa) and Horesia Nyawade (Kenya) who met during their MBA studies at the Wits Business School. Their goal is to provide a centralized, well curated one-stop shop for small African brands. Both founders are passionate about African brands and the digitization of African businesses. Vuuqa identifies and positions itself as a Pan African brand name.

Word History and Origin

Vuuqa – {Voo-kah} - An inspired blend of the words "Suuqa" which means market in Somali and "Vuka" which means to rise or get up in isiZulu, and to traverse/crossover in kiswahili 

Our Services

1. Online Retail and Brand Promotion

2. Market Research and Brand Consultation 

3. Content Creation and Social Media Management

4. International Markets

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To be an innovator within the African brands and digital space.

All our products are from our very talented partnerships with original designers from across the continent.  Along with bringing you quality products to your doorstep, we are able to propel small businesses by assisting with digitization and expanding their commercial interests. 

Tshiwela Ncube (MBA)

Co-Founder & COO

Horesia Nyawade (MBA)

Co-Founder & CIO

Manqoba Ringane

Chief Creative Officer