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At the mention of the Ndebele people – a Nguni ethnic group native to modern South Africa and some parts of Zimbabwe, what comes to mind? Colourful geometric wall art, Elaborate neck rings, Unique yet stylish fashion sense? These are some of the amazing characteristics of the Southern African Ndebele people. The Ndebele people were originally an offshoot of the Nguni…

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Nigerian born, Men’s fashion blogger, fashion stylist and self-proclaimed Afrocentric Style Star,  Adedeji Abidemi is indeed the true representation of a Modern African man and our Zoede Style Star of the Week. MUST READ! – Here’s what it takes to be a Modern African Man Also referred to as The Style Train, Adedeji has earned this title…

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Beaded Jewelry Care African beads come in different colors, shapes and sizes. They are equally made from different organic materials; glass, wood, gemstones, bone, shell, and in recent times plastic but the one thing that these beads deserve is proper handling and care. Over the years African beads have been made into necklaces, bangles, bracelets,…

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Nigerian Style blogger, Lifestyle journalist, Fashion influencer and proud member of the BeyHive, Angel Obasi, also known as The Style Connaisseur is our Zoede Style Star of the Week. She rightly earns this title because of her elegant and classic looks which she rocks with total confidence. Angel’s style is versatile and unique, and this…

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We recently chatted with Timi Sanya, a Nigerian born, fast-rising bracelet designer, creative director of Timi Bracelets and a Zoede vendor. He is best known for his unique, customised and equally stylish bracelets. Timi is obsessed with wrist candy and he finds inspiration in all things even through the Holy Spirit. His bracelets have been worn by several celebrities…

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Handmade products seem to be on trend lately and on a daily basis, people keep joining the Buy Handmade movement. You might wonder – “What’s so special about handmade items?” and “Why is buying handmade so important?”. Today, we share our top 5 reasons why everyone should buy handmade jewelry, accessories and decor. Handmade is…

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While building a jewellery collection it is important to note that one needs not go over-board. The key is to start small with unique pieces. Today we share 5 unique African jewelry pieces every woman should have in her collection…

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LOCATION The Dinka tribe are a pastoral ethnic group living in southern Sudan located in West Africa.They cover a wide area along the many streams and small rivers, concentrated in the Upper Nile province in southeast Sudan and across into southwest Ethiopia. The origins of the name “Dinka” is uncertain because the people refer to…

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Aso-oke fabric is a hand loomed cloth woven by the Yoruba people of western Nigeria. It is the traditional cloth of the Yorubas and it is usually worn by both sexes. The fabric is mainly made from cotton fibres and the processes involved are quite tasking. The name Aso-Oke is a short form of Aso Ilu Oke which when…

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Eco-fashion also known as sustainable fashion seeks to produce fashionable pieces; clothing, jewelry and accessories without causing harm to the environment. It is about creating a movement of locally produced products that are eco-friendly and sustainable while also making a contribution towards social responsibility within the fashion industry. There are many emerging designers in Africa that are…