My name is Aphelele Chonco and I am a believer, dreamer-turned-visionary, survivor & lover-of-life ♥︎
I am designer (fashion & graphic), writer/blogger, singer and entrepreneur ♡
My greatest intention is to make a valuable contribution to the world through the pursuit of my passions. This is my life’s mantra:
DREAM ♥︎ BELIEVE ♥︎ ACHIEVE
17 October – Born to Phuti & Sibusiso Chonco at The Bay Hospital.
Completed pre-schooling career via Tshireletso, Ngubo-yolwazi & St Catherine’s.
Completed primary-schooling career via Mzingwenya & Grantham Park.
Completed high-schooling career via Grantleigh College & the National School of the Arts.
Survived fatal car accident, in coma for about a month, took rest of year off to recover.
Start of blogging career via the Inside Aphsie Blog ♥︎
Went back to school & registered UP PHELELE (Pty) Ltd ♥︎
Graduated with a NDip: Fashion Design from the Durban University of Technology.
Graduated with a B-Tech Degree: Fashion Design from the University of Johannesburg.
Transitioned the Inside Aphsie Blog into the insideWomen Blog ♥︎
Completed the Durban Fashion Fair Mentorship programme & showcased the Zulu Maiden collection.
Enrolled to the Box Shop Alumni & the Circular Economy Accelerator programs.
Transitioned the insideWomen Blog into The Book Of Aphsie ♥︎