It’s Shoe time!


Mudeka-Tribe-collectionNorfolk-UK  based Anna Mudeka, well known musician on the international world music scene, has embarked on a new venture with the launch of a vibrant range of women’s shoes. 

Branded Mudeka Tribe, the pumps have been manufactured by Van Dal of Norwich using traditional African tribal fabrics.They have been designed with both style and comfort in mind, and are available in eight different colours to tie in with this year’s spring and summer fashion trends.  The tribal colours  have been carefully named to celebrate the meeting of two cultures and include Venda White, Zambezi Mix, Zulu Black, Sahara Mix, Bantu Blue, Tawina Mix and Chikundi Red.

Football fans will not be disappointed as the range also features a Canary Green pair to pay homage to Anna’s adopted city of Norwich.  Shoes are cushioned and lined using the best quality leather to give a comfortable finish. They are also cut high above the big toe and heel to help support the feet and body.

All have Aqua Guard protection so any that splashes just bounce off the material.Anna moved from her native home of Zimbabwe  to Norwich in 1994 and has forged a successful career as a musician and dancer. She has always been passionate about shoes, but became increasingly frustrated that she could not find comfortable shoes that celebrated her African heritage.  Comfort became even more of an issue as the rigors of her energetic performances took their toll physically and resulted in back problems. 

As a result Anna set about researching and designing her ideal pair of comfortable shoes – and with the support from Van dal Mudeka Tribe was born! Anna says:  ” Living in Norfolk has been like having tolerant and supportive parents while growing up. Whatever I have set out to achieve, the good people of Norfolk have always said ‘yes, we are right behind you’. They have embraced me as a musician and artist and I am so grateful for that.  So far they have been equally enthusiastic about Mudeka Tribe shoes, which have already started selling in Norfolk shops as well as generating lots of interest on our Facebook page”. 

Mudeka Tribe shoes will be available for sale on the brand’s new website from 3rd March and are also available from Bond Street Shop in Hingham and Imelda’s in Norwich. They will be officially launched this month in London African women’s dinner and Norwich Fashion week both events are FREE: 

Saturday 5th March, 11-5pm 

African Women’s Dinner EXPO

8 Northumberland Avenue



Wednesday 16th March, 10-4pm

Norwich Fashion Week


20 Bank Plain



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