It is fair to state that the West has always been and always will be obsessed with svelte looking women. Juxtapose this obsession with the West-African perception of beauty, and you will arrive at the conclusion that, “Beauty does lie in the eyes of the beholder!” In Ghana, for instance, being voluptuous is deemed ideal. Woe unto the lady who doesn’t possess ample breasts, hips … Continue reading Are Waist Beads Solely for Skinny Women?
Members of the African Diaspora in the United States have gained increased attention in recent years – mostly due to the impact of their economic contribution to the economy. They can be found engaging in various industries and sectors across state lines. Some are trail blazers – serving as role models and impacting their communities through their tireless and dedicated service. I had the opportunity … Continue reading Meet Kingsley Twum-Danso of Uptick Systems
As humans, we have been endowed with traits and characteristics that make us unique. Though some people are aware of their gifts, others remain oblivious to theirs. Danny Arthurz (named Daniel Arthur at birth), on the other hand, happens to be a gifted young man with a sense of awareness – gift wise :). This sense of awareness informed his decision to venture into the … Continue reading Interview with Danny Arthurz
Our curators here at Nopoku decided to make this gifting season easier for you by scouring our products for thoughtful, fashionable and ultra unique pieces. Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide for Her
Falling leaves, breezy days, spicy meals and signature African Print Coats make Fall an exciting season. In the spirit of Fall, we have put together some exciting pieces perfect for those days when you find yourself yearning for something exclusive and chic. Effortless Style ! Another favorite! Shop for coats @ http://www.nopoku.com Author: Sher Continue reading Fall in Print Coats
Photo-shoots tend to be intense and fun, depending on the role being played by an individual. Mere onlookers tend to view it as entertaining and fun. Models and photographers, on the other hand hold opposing views. While thinking of a way to make this week’s photo-shoot enjoyable, I decided to introduce my team to music by Wizkid. It worked wonders. I watched in utter delight … Continue reading Wizkid – Artiste of the Week
Choker necklaces are back with a vengeance! I tried to figure out how these necklaces made their come back and was not successful. As a result, I decided to figure out a better use of my time.Being the adventurous spirit that I am, I set out on a mission to discover choker necklaces with character. In the middle of my journey, I discovered a rare … Continue reading Choker Necklace – Here to Stay?
This years’ Chale Wote Street Arts Festival was lively, fun and spirited – in every sense of the word. It is often stated that creativity frees the spirit and livens the soul. Does it come as a surprise that creative spirits from various sectors merged together in this highly anticipated street festival? Obviously not. Featured artists displayed their talent by partaking in street painting, graffiti … Continue reading Chale Wote Street Art Festival – 2016
Every bride looks forward to looking her best on her D-Day. Some brides may have it all covered in the area of styling while others may find it challenging putting things together for that dream look. Here, you will find different looks from some West-African countries. I hope my lovely brides “to be” out there can draw inspiration from these looks. Gorgeous Ghanaian Bride (Fanti … Continue reading Styling – Traditional West-African Weddings
Residents of West-Africa have been using Shea Butter for centuries. Long before Shea Butter became a household name in the West, it was being used for skin care, hair care cooking and medicinal purposes. It is a complex fat made up of oleic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, linolenic acid and arachidic acid. These complex fats along with its’ anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, … Continue reading Is Shea Butter Nature’s Gift to Mankind?