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Mbora's Bolga Baskets

October 27th, 2020 12:24pm

400 km from the capital city of Accra, Ghana, on the Great North Road is the municipality of Bolgatanga, where UKTE’s newest partner Mbora Azongo, is from. He is a proud second-generation “Bolga basket” weaver and small business owner. With the rapid expansion of tourism in Ghana, the demand for authentic Ghanaian arts and crafts also increased. Mbora’s family represents the tradition 

of Bolga basket weaving passed down through generations. Both his mother and father were weavers. It is this authenticity and cultural richness that now drives the economy of Bolgatanga, becoming a key part of Ghana’s arts culture. The story behind the name “Bolgatanga” is as beautiful as the intricately handwoven elephant grass baskets that originate there… Read more

Brima Woloba

November 11th, 2019 9:54am

In his latest series, Brima Woloba, Liberian painter, reveals the heart of his inspiration: an effortless and unpretentious translation of the rural scenes of Lofa, North Eastern Liberia where he was born. It is an honest visual story telling of the resilience and simple joys of village life. In his latest series, Brima Woloba, Liberian painter, reveals the heart of his inspiration: an effortless and unpretentious translation of the rural scenes of Lofa, North Eastern Liberia where he was born. It is an honest visual story telling of the resilience and simple joys of…
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The Ultimate Natural Beauty Regimen (Part 3)
Coconut Oil

July 17th, 2019 9:23am

Coconut oil used for hair, skin directly applied has impressive curative properties and a broad range of health benefits. Coconut oil can improve the moisture content of the skin, protects the hair from damage and is effective as a weak sunscreen, blocking about 20% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Because coconut oil has antimicrobial properties that can help protect against harmful microorganisms, many types of skin infections, including acne, cellulitis, folliculitis…
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The Ultimate Natural Beauty Regimen (Part 2)
Cocoa Butter

July 13th, 2019 3:17pm

Cocoa beans are roasted, stripped, and pressed to separate out the cocoa butter. That is simply how 100% cocoa butter is made. High in fatty acids, and highphytochemicals contained cocoa butter give it the property to hydrate and nourish the skin and improve elasticity, improve blood flow to the skin and slow skin aging by protecting against damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays…
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The Ultimate Natural Beauty Regimen (Part 1)
Shea Butter

July 9th, 2019 2:57pm

Beauty trends are increasingly returning to organic and natural products, which applied in their unrefined, raw state are most effective. Our Great Grandmothers, Aunties and Uncles knew about these home remedies all along and now, the word is out! Age old beauty “secrets”, are definitely making a come back with no signs of slowing down or stopping and African beauty products are no exception.
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