27 Stylish face masks by African designers that’ll look super cool on you

Face masks and ‘masking it’ has become the new normal for everyone due to the dangers posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

These past few months have not been easy for anyone as the world battles with the pandemic and restrictions.

Gradually, most of us are adapting to the new trends of wearing face masks, washing of hands and social distancing which is highly recommended by experts.

Die-hard critics of the face masks including the likes of Donald Trump have made a U-turn on their refusal to wear these masks and are finally masking it.

Thanks to some of Africa’s best designers and creative brains, several options of face masks ranging from bejewelled looks to wax print, handmade and the luxury bespoke options all made in accordance with world health organization standards are available both online and in-store.

Velma’s Accessories and Christie Brown, for instance, have their face masks approved by the Food and Drugs Authority in their home country of Ghana.

The aim of wearing face masks is to protect yourself and those around you from catching the deadly virus and these designers offer you the chance to protect yourself stylishly too.

Below, we’ve listed 27 of the uber-stylish, super cool, dope masks to match your personal style and budget all made by African designers.

Follow them on Instagram and snag yours to stay safe and stylish.

Velma’s Accessories

Phosua Detailed

Clan RTW

Orange Culture


Christie Brown


She By Bena

Afriken By Nana

Tope FNR

Elikem Kumordzie

Saint Leroy


Kiko Romeo

Rama Diaw Fashion

Studio One Eight Nine

Rich Mnisi

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La La Luxxe

April’s Veri Own

Aphia Sakyi

Face Mask MM

All Things Ankara

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#SwipeLeft: Ankara Product of the Day: All Things Ankara Face Masks 😷 by @allthingsankara, as seen on founder, @nikkibilliejean, are now available for purchase at @shopallthingsankara & @shopatamarketplace. Which face mask is your favorite? Comment below. 👇🏿 Blog post on allthingsankara.com. Tap to shop and shop at allthingsankara.com/shop & allthingsankara.com/marketplace ——— ✨ The face masks are $21.99 and available in 18 prints. Each mask has a filter pocket and comes with two PM2.5 activated carbon filters that has 5 layers of protection. They are handmade, breathable, washable and reusable. Adult and child size mask and filters are available. Additional filters are also available for purchase as well. ——— ✨ 👩🏾‍⚕️👨🏾‍⚕️For every mask purchased, we will donate a mask to a local hospital in Maryland. ——— ✨The masks will not prevent exposure to COVID-19, but it can help minimize the risk. Our masks are no replacement for the mask that do prevent the virus. For inquires, email us at shop@allthingsankara.com or marketplace@allthingsankara.com ——— Brand: @allthingsankara Muse, Founder & Fashion Director: @nikkibilliejean Face Masks & Fabrics: @shopallthingsankara Creative Assistance: @troy.massa Purchase at: @shopallthingsankara @shopatamarketplace ——— #allthingsankara #allthingsankarafacemask #facemask #stopcovid19

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Bello Couture

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