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About Asikere Afana

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Asikere Afana is a clothing, accessory and multimedia house founded and directed by Ashley Alexis McFarlane. Asikere Afana meaning ‘sugar-water machete’ in the Akan Twi language, is an ode to Ashley’s Caribbean roots – Jamaican Maroons spoke Twi among other African dialects.  Asikere Afana features classic clothing and accessories inspired by Africa and her Diaspora made with vibrant 100% cotton fabrics, luxe + eco-conscious natural materials, in addition to a line of healing crystals and gemstone jewelery called ‘arkilogika’.  

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– Ashley Alexis McFarlane

12 Comments leave one →
  1. May 13, 2011 5:13 am

    Love your website

    • Zenista permalink*
      May 13, 2011 11:51 pm

      Thanks 🙂 I just visited your site. It looks great. Will feature it soon ; )

  2. May 14, 2011 4:02 am

    thanks babe will add yours to my blogroll

  3. June 6, 2011 9:51 pm

    AWESOME STUFF I love the history of things… AMAZINGGGG

  4. sandra permalink
    December 14, 2011 9:10 pm

    I love your site. I’m wondering if you could interview Bethann Hardison who is a central powerful force in the world of modeling and self esteem for people of color. She introduces new faces on Vogue Black IT.
    She is located in New York.
    She is my idol. I love her and I think your readers will too.

    • Zenista permalink*
      December 14, 2011 9:29 pm

      Hi Sandra. Thanks. I love what she’s done for Vogue It Black as well. Don’t have her contacts though. But it would be a great idea.

  5. December 21, 2011 8:05 am

    As a fellow Jamaican and author of the book Fashion Africa I support what you are doing focusing on African fashion and for mentioning my book. Self publishing is a challenge and without the backup to support it is a big positive to have completed such a task but I am glad to be part of a strong movement and encourage all to follow my work with Africa Fashion Guide

    • Zenista permalink*
      December 29, 2011 11:08 pm

      Thanks for your response! Yes African fashion is a movement, and I’m so glad the diaspora is interested. Congratulations on self publishing, there is so much demand for alternative fashion visions in our community and I’m so glad you put it together. We have to value each other and we do, forget what the major publishers say. I look forward to your website launch and will add it to my blog roll.

  6. February 24, 2012 6:01 pm

    Wonderful page sista! I am also of Afrikan-Jamaican heritage so i greatly apprecilove your commitment to promoting Afrikan fashion. I have been a promoter of Afrikan fashion myself for a few years, but in my case, i wear it as much as i can to show other sistas and brothas of the diaspora how important it is for us to reclaim our own tradition of beautification. I even wear warm Afrikan clothing in the winter too! It seems like you are located in Canada as i am as well. So do you sell Afrikan clothing and if so, where can i find a catalogue and how can i purchase? And also, whenever you have the time, please check out my blog page at on Afrikan centered parenting and education. O dabo.

  7. Afolabi permalink
    February 10, 2013 3:31 pm

    So Kreativ!!

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