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Speaker Bio

Nikita Aliyah Mgoduka (24) is a strong-willed young woman born on the 11 October 1996, in Chatsworth, KwaZulu-Natal and raised by her Grandmother in Eastern Cape.

Nikita-Aliyah is a founder and director in Operations Modeling and Arts Academy with initiatives initiated to help youth develop their skills while also learning about being independent.

She has Versatile Broadcasting Qualification, Business and Entrepreneurship Development done with Young African Leaders Initiative partnered with the University of South Africa.

In 2019 Nikita successfully completed Professional Development certificate with FIT Program founded in Saudi Arabia.

She has represented South Africa as the only youngest person and a woman in the Global Forum in Riyadh which was basically for leaders and she ended up initiating with other women from various countries a group where each woman was assigned to step up and save a sister back home for women are facing the worst on daily basis.

Nikita has an #AdoptAGirlChild Initiative where each year she has committed on supporting a girl child with basic needs like shelter, education, food, Skills Development and health which she started in 2014 to date.

Nikita-Aliyah Mgoduka lost her Mother in her hands when she was 11 years old and never lived with her father due to Multiracial quarrels.

Having lived at the Orphanage, she learnt nothing but to be kind and initiate projects that will help support an Orphaned child with legal documents, legal parents and basic needs.

She visits Orphanages to encourage youth to not be brought down by circumstances but rather be the one who rise up and shine as the higher one goes the colder it become and more lonely,

So rather than sitting and feeling sorry, stand up firmly and stand out.

Nikita-Aliyah Mgoduka has been accepted by Activate, the Change Drivers Program for 2020 due to her community development programs she's done throughout South Africa, As now she is embarking on the Journey as Ms Africa Continental Finalist for 2021 to Make A Change and become more impactful and influential in her journey.

She has helped over a thousand young people throughout South Africa by introducing them to workspaces and educational programs.

Currently she has 2 girls under her supervision and is planning a charity walk for disabled in support of one of her girls who is unable to hear, currently assisting one of her other 15year old to have access to her Orphans grant as her then foster parent had not permitted her to utilize her funds.

Nikita-Aliyah Mgoduka believes and advocate for human right while waiting for response to a human rights institution, so she expands and learn more about South African Constitution, Bill of Rights.

Looking at the path she has travelled and where she is in the industry right now, 22 year old model Nikita-Aliyah Mgoduka is no doubt an inspiration --- a prime example of the importance of being passionate and dedicated to your craft.

It really does not matter who you are or where you were born, all that matters is how much you believe in yourself and what you are trying to achieve.

Urban Craft is indeed privileged to share Nikita’s unique story in the hope that it inspires many other young creatives out there in the world to challenge life’s circumstances and spread their wings.

Nikita grew up at an orphanage after losing her mother at the age of 11.

Her grandmother was to enrol her at a multi-racial school where she participated in most of her passions like scouts, dance, netball, music, script performing, make-up and modelling.

Even without any support to speak of she still carried on and did all that was humanly possible to realise her goals and the very first beauty pageant that she took part in actually came as a result of her being spotted on the streets by one of the organisers.

In recent times the model has decided to put an idea that she has had for years into action.

She registered her Modelling, Creative Arts Academy ---

an initiative whose goal is creating awareness, mentorship and support for young and aspiring artists in the Industry, training them with the knowledge she has gained over the past 11 years, especially the young girls.

The entrepreneur has also showcased designs at the ‘Africa for Africa International Women's Conference’ and has advertised for brands like Legit, Treasures of India, Fashion World, to mention but a few.

She is, at the present moment, in the process of sourcing for sponsorship after being nominated by International Talent Scout during her Performance in Sandton City Gauteng Dancing Latin America and Modelling to go and perform in Florida in July 2019.

She has under her school ‘Aliyah Modesty Models School’ founded the ‘Miss Buffalo City High Schools’ pageant and ‘Talent Showcase 2019’, an inaugural annual event that is set to take place on the 23rd February 2019 and which is meant to cater for high school girls and local talent.

Nikita has represented Africa in Saudi Arabia at the Misk Global Forum and is the Ambassador of Supreme Girls International.

Most notably, she was nominated as part of the Top100 Young Leaders Impacting Societies, something that shows just how giving back and making a difference in the society around her is close to her heart.

Her desire is to one day become an actress and she sees her Model and Creative Arts Academy (Aliyah Modesty Models School) expanding throughout the African continent, having its own designers, models, artists etc ---

With all of them doing their part in as far as mentoring young aspiring individuals. Job creation is also top of her agenda.

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  • Bright Moyo
    11/03/2022 at 8:41 am

    I’ve encountered and felt her inspirational talks. Random in person meeting but left me motivated

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