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
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
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
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 !
Summer is here and we are ecstatic ! Look through our carefully curated, blue themed fashion pieces for a fresh take on Summer fashion . And there you have it ! Happy styling :). Visit Nopoku for contemporary African inspired clothing . By Sherita Continue reading Latest African Fashion – It’s a Blue Affair !
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
Expressing your appreciation to the man who raised you and contributed to who you are today, should not be a Machiavellian feat. Granted, most men are simple beings. Their simplistic nature can also make it challenging to find a gift that is simultaneously thoughtful and useful. Bearing this fact in mind, we have decided to offer some support during this “trying” moment of your life … Continue reading Enthralling Fathers Day Gift Ideas
For sometime now, I have observed that each time I come across African inspired apparel, my mind starts pondering. It ponders about the decisions that traditional African women took into account when having their clothing made in the not too distant past. In the past, Traditional West-African Queen mothers often wore exquisitely hand-woven cloth. These cloths were skillfully tied in a fashionable and secure manner. … Continue reading The Evolution of African Fashion – Midi Skirts
The Ahanta ethnic 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
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