Pride and Elegance

KIBIRKA, meaning pride in Somali language, is an African luxury brand specialized in ready-to-wear clothing and leather goods.

The golden cowry is the emblem and strength of the KIBIRKA brand. It is a shell which has a strong symbolism in Africa. For centuries, the cowry was used as a form of currency and is still nowadays very present in African traditions.

The founders Habib Babindamana and Ponel Kionzo made the choice through the golden cowrie to highlight the African cultural treasure through creations produced only in limited series and intended for all “lovers of african culture and fashion”.


As an African luxury brand, KIBIRKA’s values are noble: Pride, Excellence and Humility. Everyday decisions of the team and embassadors are guided by these values.

African Luxury

KIBIRKA’s vision is based on 3 principles:

  • A high quality products in limited series.
  • An innovative design for each of the creations (except WAX).
  • Promotion of African cultural wealth.