Unlike cocoa, shea is the only internationally traded cash crop from Africa’s shea belt that rural women still hold the indigenous processing expertise in. Continue reading “Safeguarding the livelihoods of Ghana’s rural female shea nut producers”
Hot on the heels of a successful designer pop up and fashion showcase in Finsbury Park, Fashion4Africa is rolling out the red carpet for its signature event later this month (26th October 2019) in Islington. Continue reading “Bringing a touch of the continent to Islington”
Meet Frances Tufuor, the founder of independent handcrafted jewellery-making business Tyliswoman and the latest African business to collaborate with us as we promote the The AKADi Magazine. Continue reading “Handcrafted jewellery inspired by tradition”
One of the aims behind the AKADi Magazine is to collaborate with African/Black small and medium-sized businesses that are looking to grow their visibility within our various communities. Continue reading “Collaborate with us”
A showcase of African fashion, entrepreneurship and creativity will descend on north London’s fashion village in Finsbury Park on Saturday 28th September to mark the launch of the Fashion4Africa Pop Up. Continue reading “Pop in to the Fashion4Africa Pop Up”
The International Finance Corporation, a sister organisation to the World Bank, released an infographic featuring 100 start-ups across the four regions of Africa in October 2018. In West Africa, Ghana came second to Nigeria with a total of 11 start-ups named including Buildpals, KudiGO and Esoko. But this figure just scratches the surface and fails to acknowledge the scale of raw talent and entrepreneurship operating in the system. Continue reading “Ghana’s bright idea makers”
A chance encounter with a Ghanaian actress changed one jobless digital artist’s passion for creating, into a full-time job. His name is Danny Arthur-Baidoo and hers Ama K Abebrese – best known for her award-winning performance in the Sinking Sands. Danny was doing his National Service (work experience required of all students in Ghana after tertiary education) back in 2015 and took a break to visit his home town of Takoradi where he randomly saw Ama K buying waakye in the market. Continue reading “Digital painter uses people power to grow business”
If you are looking for colourful socks representing the vibrancy of West Africa, look no further than Afrisocks – a new venture established by two entrepreneurs at the beginning of the year that aims to promote African culture and design.
Accra Cycle Share & Tour claims to be the first of its kind to introduce a cycle, share and tourism experience to Accra.
Established in June 2018, the concept came out of a desire to get visitors seeing as much of Accra as possible in an efficient and ‘green’ way. Continue reading “Accra’s alternative tourism experience”
If you are looking for a game, can’t find it in the shops – why not make it yourself? That was the thinking behind Patrick Adom’s ‘Very Puzzled’ creation – a jigsaw puzzle with an Africa theme designed to make learning fun, educational and accessible to all. Continue reading “Puzzle-maker proves learning can be fun”
Getting students to think critically about science and apply this learning to their everyday lives is never a bad thing. Couple that with a national competition inviting schools to submit science experiments, a chance for the public to vote on the most creative experiment and an opportunity for prizes to be won and the idea sounds like a winner! Continue reading “Ghana – vote for your favourite science experiment!”
This event is one not to miss. I’ve gone religiously since the event was launched some years back and is a great showcase for African foods, fashion, music and models. Click here to learn more and to keep tabs on other community events, follow What’s on in Your Community.