Swaady Martin-Leke, founder of tea brand Yswara
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African Dream: Swaady Martin-Leke of Yswara tea brand

As part of the BBC's African Dream series, the French-Ivorian founder of luxury tea brand Yswara discusses the importance of being based on the continent, where people feel "alive".

Swaady Martin-Leke says she decided to "implant" her luxury brand in South Africa. The entrepreneur opened her first shop in Johannesburg.

She then decided to aim for Nigeria before turning her attention to the entire continent via digital sales.

Watch her explain the source of her inspiration.

  • 03 Nov 2014