One of the inquiries I get most is about making natural skin care products and if I can teach a class. Due to the demand, I created the Emulsion 101 course and have successfully taught 2 classes. One in Abuja and another in Lagos. I have to say, that both times, I met awesome ladies and ended up having more fun than I thought I would!
The class has come round again and will run from Tuesday, 29th November and end on the 3rd of December. We will begin with an online class that will span 3 days – 29th, 30th and 1st. We will then meet face to face to practice all we have learned during the week. (more…)
Seeing as I have now changed industry, I was glad to be able to find the time to attend an important conference in my new industry. The Ninth Annual Global Shea Alliance Conference was held in Accra, Ghana from the 21st of March till the 23rd of March, 2016. It was a very educative, enjoyable and insightful few days. I knew that not everyone would have made it there, but there was a lot to gain, so I tried to capture it in pictures, on my Instagram account. If you follow the hashtag #nninghana, you will find all my pictures about the conference and my trip. The highlights for me were:
- The President of Ghana, coming for the conference, by himself (no representative). He was on time – no African time. He was awake through it all. He was able to reel out facts and figures about the Shea Industry. He appeared not to have any prepared speech but spoke eloquently all the same. I was so impressed.
- Meeting so many people, from different countries all over the world, that had one thing or other to do with the Shea value chain.
- Journey to Tamale, in northern Ghana to see how an EcoCert certified producing plant runs.
- Hearing/Learning first hand what the challenges to the industry are. One can only right what one knows are wrongs. One of these challenges is the traditional belief in some areas that new Shea trees should not be planted. Another is the fair compensation and safety for the women who are in the forefront of picking these nuts and churning out the hand crafted butter.
A bonus, was meeting Madam Fati Paul who has been a Shea Butter supplier to The Body Shop for 22 years. (Click on the picture to watch short video)
I wish I had gotten to see a bit more of the town but what I saw of Tamale and Accra pleased me. In many ways, I think that Africa is a country (at least West Africa) and this was re-emphasized for me in many ways.
I applaud the GSA for a good conference and look forward to attending the next one and the next one.
You didn’t think we would forget you this Easter did you?
Nah! We’ve got you covered with a 10% discount on all products in the Ahia NN. This is running all the way from today, 27th, March 2015 until the 6th of April. Gives you a lot of time to decide what you want to get. (more…)
Our Valentine day’s giveaway winner is Ogechi O. Yay!! She was contacted on Valentines day and has since used her N10000 voucher! Congratulations, Ogechi!
I would like to thanks everyone that participated and assure you that there will be more giveaways soon. Please stay tuned!
I tried to get a series started last year on my favourite new products but guess what? I really don’t buy that many new products so I wasn’t able to keep up with it.
This year, I am still determined to bring you what I can, when I can. No pressure on myself, lol!
In no particular order, these are the products that have found their way to my heart and home recently.
This site has been up and running since 2011. That is like 10years in blog years, lol. In that time, we have brought you a great number of posts on hair and natural living in Nigeria. We have also brought the natural hair community together by co-hosting meet ups in Abuja, Lagos and Calabar.
Valentine’s day is around the corner bringing with it the elections and of course, the celebration of love. We have been feeling the love and would like to show it back in some way. That is why we are giving away a N10000 voucher for one lucky winner to our store! (more…)