Lekau Sehoana (34) was born in Limpopo but grew up in Gauteng in Ivory Park. Lekau started his brand when he was 16 and that was when he did not afford shoes.
After his parents divorced, his unemployed mother had to make ends meet for him and his three siblings while living in a shack.
The award winning businessman and Drip sneakers owner took to his Instagram to announce that he launched a store opening for kids at Limpopo, Mall of the North named Kiddies Republic.
He employed 300 South Africans through his stores in the retail industry in South Africa. He promises more job creation as a celebration of successful black entrepreneurship.
Lekau is a very talented individual who used to sew clothes so that he could provide for himself and help his mother, as well as the siblings.
For casual days Lekau would rock the outfit he made for himself and people loved them. That was the beginning of DRIP.
People loved his outfits but sneakers stole the show, which is how the love for shoes started.
He started making sneakers when he was in grade 12. He has always dreamt of being an engineer as he studied civil engineering at Ekurhuleni tvet College.
By: Rameetse Jennifer