This year, RIOH decided to host its’ annual fashion show at Alliance Française , located in Ghana. It featured industry players, fashion influencers, fashion enthusiasts and students pursuing fashion. Continue reading RIOH Joie De Vivre Fashion Show
Utmost wonder ? Stunning beauty ? These phrases are frequently heard whenever an exquisitely dressed lady makes an appearance. I tend to wonder if these women happen to be in on a secret that some of us are not privy to. This notwithstanding, I embarked on a mini quest to discover this secret. It turns out that, accessories ( yes, you read that right!) can … Continue reading Top 6 African Trade Bead Jewelry
The holiday season is upon us again. With lots of joy, cheer and goodwill in the air, I couldn’t help but ponder on the kind of gift that would keep on giving … for eternity maybe! It was not long before a name crept into my mind. Needless to say, this name happens to belong to a dynamic and entrepreneurial woman whose experiences, I hope, … Continue reading Woman of Grit – The Riveting Story of A Woman Who Made It Against All Odds
Going down memory lane, one observation I made about the nature of gift giving was that it was a fairly frequent phenomena. Occasions that called for gift giving included birthdays, religious holidays (e.g christmas), festivals, the birth of a child…. I can go on and on. Giving was so frequent and embedded in the cultural fabric. I also realized that the thought or gesture of … Continue reading Ghanaian Traditions and Customs – Gift Giving
The African proverb, “Until the Lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter” aptly sheds insights on the topic of today’s post. Often, when I take some time off my schedule to meet-up with friends, a key topic of interest that springs up is Africa’s narrative. This topic also comes up during networking events. For the most part, I listen and digest … Continue reading What is The African Narrative ?
A phenomenon arising within a cross-section of society is the perception that African Fashion is one and the same as Wax Prints ! This perception couldn’t be further from the truth. Africans created and adorned their bodies with fashion pieces that were unique to their environment and socio-cultural constructs. Just as different segments of culture (food, music,art etcetera) evolves over time, so does fashion. It … Continue reading African Fashion Is Not Limited To Wax Prints !
Overview of Hogbetsotso Hogbetsotso is derived from the word Hogbe or Hohogbe and is literally translated as “the day of exodus”. It is a festival celebrated annually(first sunday of November) by the Anloga’s of Ghana and commemorates their successful attainment of freedom and escape from the tyrannical Togolese King, Fia Agokoli to present day Ghana. Located in the volta region, the Anloga state is made … Continue reading Is the Celebration of Hogbetsotso Relevant in Modern Day Ghana ?
If you want something you can be certain no one else has, we have incredible and phenomenal African inspired jewelry to match your style preference. The color palettes featured in our jewelry are also inspired by the personalities and experiences of our designers. This bright and bold handcrafted statement necklace draws its inspiration from fire. Available for purchase at Nopoku 2. A cocktail of colors fused with loops make … Continue reading Afrocentric Jewelry Collection – Nopoku
So far as new year resolutions go, my new years resolution seldom include skin care. It rarely occurs to me to create a resolution centered on my skin. I’m very sure my dear skin would accuse me of playing favoritism if it could voice its sentiments. All the same, something changed this year. Continue reading New Year, New Skin Rejuvenation Resolutions – The Spa Hammam
What is an appropriate response to the question above ? Do I offer a simple response or a dissertation :)? To be fair, I do not think the person posing the question about my views on African fashion realized how broad it was. All the same, I decided to offer a thoughtful and gracious response (at least that is what I thought of my response) … Continue reading What are Your Views on African Fashion?