Music by 🇸🇱 Zainab Sheriff "Mamie Na Power"
House of Takura is a lifestyle brand focused on high-end and uniquely-stylish designs. H.O.T fuses African textiles with western fabric and/or modern styles.
The fusion is also representative of the hybrid nature of the founder's upbringing. She was born in Sierra Leone to Sierra Leonean parents but spent much of her life overseas. The essence of her being is a fusion of African traditions and Western norms and influence. In her lies both the Motherland and the West. Out of it comes a narrative of how two cultures collide into a beautiful explosion. House of Takura represents the hybrid nature of her existence and culture.
Takura in the Shona language, largely spoken in Zimbabwe, is derived from the verb "to grow up" or "mature". There is a lot in the name, but in a nutshell, it personifies ambition, high ideals and creative ability. It embodies the desire to accomplish something outstanding in life and do great things for humanity. H.O.T wearable pieces are made in the USA and their travel bags and accessories are made in Kenya.
This kind of game, which is known as “Mancala” in some countries like The United States and Australia, is played differently all across Africa (in fact, there is no game called “Mancala” played anywhere in Africa!). •
Each culture that plays has their own rules, so there are hundreds of different ways to play. •
This is the game called Ayo in my country, Nigeria. It is another name for the game “Oware”, as it is called in Ghana. •