Welcome to AfrikaShyne. A specialty e-retail and gift shop company of authentic African designs and accessories. Our items are all handcrafted in Africa (mainly West Africa) and designed with love and care by proud craftsmen and women. Each purchase helps them make a decent living and take care of their families.
AfrikaShyne features three major specialty articles: Ini Dolls, AfrikaShyne Handbraided Wigs and Handmade Dolls.
Ini Dolls “A doll as beautiful as Me” is named after young entrepreneur and daughter of AfrikaShyne founder & CEO, Iniobong (Ini). The name “Ini" is from the southern part of Nigeria and means God’s time. The dolls were created to share the African culture as well as empowering young girls to improve their self esteem. Each doll is dressed in an outfit made of African fabric which is designed by our talented seamstresses in Côte d’Ivoire. We have in our collection: Akua “Born on a Wednesday“, Aziza “Precious”, Dalia “Flower”, Kemi “God’s Blessings", Imani “Faith”, Ini ”God’s Time”
AfrikaShyne Handbraided Wigs are made by talented professional braiders (which takes hours or days) making each of the wig unique and one of a kind. The wigs can be used as an alternative for people on the go or those dealing with hair loss. They are well made, giving a natural look, and sure to last for at least two years with proper care. They were mainly made in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal.
Handmade Dolls are a great way to add a personal touch to gifting. The dolls can be used to make all kinds of baskets or just displayed as is for home decor. They come in three sizes with each carrying a calabash or handwoven basket. The smallest doll can be given away to friends and family as party favors during weddings, birthdays, graduation or any kind of event. The handmade dolls were made in Cote D'Ivoire using local materials and dressed in Wax Prints for that special touch.