African Inspired Handbag Collection

Handbags are multi-functional pieces. Not only do they keep items organized but they also add an electrifying appeal to the total look (thanks in no part to the different shades and prints available!) of an individual. Fashionistas and style conscious women are incorporating these pieces into their look and creating amazing style statements in the process. Check out some extraordinarily classy and elegant  statement pieces … Continue reading African Inspired Handbag Collection

Top 5 African Accessories that Transform an Outfit Instantly

You don’t need a million dollar budget , you don’t need to be a style guru and you don’t need to be a resident of the fashion capitals in the world, in order to look fabulous. Incorporating accessories into your look can give you that extra punch and sass ! Check out the photo gallery below for exciting and creative ideas.   Written by Sherita Continue reading Top 5 African Accessories that Transform an Outfit Instantly

6 Ankara Head Wrap Styles

It’s Summer and much as I love the warmth and exciting possibilities that it comes along with, sweaty tresses aren’t welcome in my books. What is a girl to do under such circumstances ? ” light bulb moment …. draw some inspiration from Mama Africa!” In the motherland, most women have mastered the art of wearing hair scarves since they serve many purposes ! The … Continue reading 6 Ankara Head Wrap Styles

5 Healing Skin Oils of West-Africans

Exposure to toxins from the environment can have deleterious effects on our skin. Although there has been increasing interest in natural skin oils in recent times, our ancestors already knew about the inherent healing qualities of natural oils. They ingested it by using it for cooking and applied it topically. As a result, they managed to reap the benefits of these oils. Five healing oils … Continue reading 5 Healing Skin Oils of West-Africans

Naming Ceremony Among the Ga’s of Ghana

The Ga ethnic group reside in Accra, Ghana. They occupy an area of land bounded on the west by the Densu River, on the east by the Chemmu Lagoon, on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and on the north by the Akwapim Hills. The birth of a child is heralded as a moment of great joy and ecstasy among family members. Since the Ga’s follow … Continue reading Naming Ceremony Among the Ga’s of Ghana

Recipe for Baking Ghana Meat Pies

Ghanaian meat pies are similar to empanadas – delicious soft crust filled with either meat , tuna or vegetables. You can go wild with the filling by using creative non-traditional options. Nutritional Content:- Calories: About 620kcal Fat: 37g Saturated Fat: 18g Cholesterol: 125mg Sodium: 1175 mg Carbs: 49g Serving size – 1 meat pie: 200g Calories from fat 350kcal Fiber 2g Protein 19g Sugar 1g … Continue reading Recipe for Baking Ghana Meat Pies

Unleashing The Authentic You Through Fashion !

Most of the time, some of us experience the “herd syndrome” . So focused are we on following specific trends that they end up becoming our holy grail. As such, we put in a great amount of energy trying to imitate these looks  regardless of whether they fit our body type. We don’t even pause to find out if the type of clothing chosen works … Continue reading Unleashing The Authentic You Through Fashion !

Kundum Festival of the Ahantas

Kundum (famine could not overcome us), a harvest and religious festival, is celebrated by the Ahantas of  Ghana. People of the Ahanta ethnic group reside in the western region of Ghana. It is believed that the Kundum festival was first celebrated in the 16th century through the initiative of  Akpoley, a rather adventurous farmer. Legend has it that one day, Akpoley decided to go hunting … Continue reading Kundum Festival of the Ahantas