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How countries in West Africa celebrate Christmas

With Christmas is just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look at how different countries in West Africa celebrate the holiday. Christianity has been on the continent since the middle of the first century, and approximately 350 million Africans follow the religion. By now people have developed their own unique holiday traditions that […]

West African beads

From colonial times to the present day, the main area of glass bead manufacture is West Africa. Ghana is regarded as the Bead Production Capital of the World. We hand pick our beads with an eye for quality and beauty from our long standing trade partner Mohammad, who trades from Agbogbloshie Market in greater Accra, the capital […]

Top five gift ideas

1.Bolga baskets Our baskets are by far the most popular items we sell and with good reason. Made to last, our baskets can be used for a variety of purposes. We offer many different colour combinations and shapes – ranging from round, large and small sizes, there’s a basket to suit anyone!   2.Masks or […]

Voodoo dolls

Voodoo (Vodun) is a derivative of the world’s oldest known religions which have been around in Africa since the beginning of human civilization. The word “voodoo” comes from the West African word “vodun,” meaning spirit. West African voodoo is practiced by about 30 million people, and is most prominant in nations like Ghana, Benin and […]