Traditional African Naming Ceremony – Ahanta Tribe

The Ahanta tribal group is located in the Western Region of Ghana . An agrarian group, they speak Ahanta and Fanti ( components of the Akan linguistic group). The birth of a child is a significant rite of passage among the Ahantas and is marked by the celebration of a naming ceremony. Usually, the naming ceremony is performed on the 8th day of the month … Continue reading Traditional African Naming Ceremony – Ahanta Tribe

African Trends and Styles Making Waves

African fashion keeps evolving; a fact that makes the industry exciting, refreshing and exhilarating. As far as prints go, we have taken it upon ourselves to keep up with the “times” !  Some of the trends that have captured our attention are highlighted below:   An alluring, off-the-shoulder, hi-lo top seems to be trending .   Classy and comfortable with an exciting twist!   Coat … Continue reading African Trends and Styles Making Waves

Best Colorful Krobo Bead Bracelets

The recent cold spell and gloomy, winter like weather just might be the culprits for my interest in seeking out stylish and colorful, Krobo bead bracelets. They are exciting pieces and perfect go to accessories for kicking it up a notch! Check out some of the varieties available at Nopoku.   These KisuaG krobo bracelets can be purchased here: Krobo Beads Bracelets   Written By : … Continue reading Best Colorful Krobo Bead Bracelets

Are Waist Beads Solely for Skinny Women?

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?

Meet Kingsley Twum-Danso of Uptick Systems

 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

Interview with Danny Arthurz

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