Announcing ‘Teakisi Woman Talk’ – 2019 Speakers!

I am so thrilled to announce Teakisi’s first ever Teakisi Woman Talk speaker line-up. But first things first, what is Teakisi Woman Talk? It’s a talk session that will centre and celebrate the culture, heritage of Africa, Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) communities, and people of African descent. It’s our hope that this becomes an […]

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African Woman

By Esther Chawai Who is an African Woman? Pure in heart like the clear waters, She is known by her skin tone and curly hair texture, She is proud to be called black. Her well defined body she carries graciously, She is a well of knowledge and she loves when she loves. She is fierce […]

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Teakisi Woman: Ngozi Ossai

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • May 08, 2019
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It’s believed women spend countless numbers of hours researching their shampoo, conditioner, weaves, extensions, and hair care products. In 2015, the global hair care market was valued at US$81.3 billion, while Mintel valued the US market to be more than $2.5 billion. And last year, here in the UK, the market was valued at an […]

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Checking My Feminism: A Turbulent, But Beautiful Love Story

By Afia Kwakyewaa Owusu-Nyantakyi 2017 was an interesting year, given events that happened as well as the conversations that spurred from those events. From dinner tables to online spaces, there were several social issues that erupted and women were right in the thick of it, globally and locally. In my own backyard, Ghana, I want […]

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African Beauty Entrepreneurs You Need To Know!

By Mako Muzenda Beauty is a global, billion-dollar industry. From cosmetics and skincare to fragrances and hair products, the business of beauty is lucrative and constantly expanding. Several African companies have made their own imprint in an industry dominated by European and American products, and for anyone who wants to support local brands and still […]

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Black Is A Colour

By Amandla Karungi Tick the box which applies to you. For statistical purposes only. White Black Coloured OTHER I take a few minutes to consider, glance at my skin and decide that it would be less confusing to the application receiver if I stick to the colour code assigned to my race. I wonder what […]

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Who Am I?

By Natasha Museveni Karugire My name is, or (as we say in Uganda) my names are (because there are many) Natasha Lynette Nyinancwende Kainembabazi Museveni Karugire. “Natasha” because my mother had read War and Peace, the literary classic by Russian author Leo Tolstoy, while she was pregnant with me. Natasha was one of the main characters. And also because I […]

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Your Black Is Beautiful

By Joan Semanda.   “Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness” – Marcus Garvey This post is inspired by my thoughts to my future daughter. Your black is heart wrenchingly beautiful. You were made this way, and born with your skin colour for a reason. Don’t […]

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