Karabo Poppy Moletsane, 27, South Africa, Creative Illustrator, Street Artist & Graphic Designer
She has worked on design collaborations with sports brand Nike, had her work recognized as part of a Grammy-nominated music video Makeba, by French singer and artist Jain, won three Loerie Awards over the course of her career, had her art featured on google for international women’s day and is also responsible for tagging the famous Soweto Towers, which can be seen miles away and has become a source of pride for locals. In 2015, she turned her passion for art into a business and founded Mother Tongue-Creative House which is now trading under her own name, Karabo Poppy. She is also the first black female artist to paint the Art Wall in the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in California.
For someone who started off with no plan or direction but with sheer talent and tenacity, Karabo is doing amazing.