At age 22, Siyabonga Beyile is making huge waves in the fashion industry. On Friday May 27 2016, he found out that he was named by Forbes as one of Africa's most influential people under 30. “A proud African, South African, Xhosa man,” as he proudly declares in the interview, Siya is not only a blooming entrepreneur but a cultural curator as well.
Beyile is the founder and creative director of The Threaded Man, a leading online destination for the modern African man to stay up to date on fashion and original style. It was launched in February 2013 and has established itself as an online portal that provides men with the latest style trends, and introduces a sophisticated lifestyle which is right for today's metro man.