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It's About The Journey

Our new storytelling print 'The Journey' has landed!  Inspired by Emily and Eliezer Mkparu and how they embraced their Nigerian culture having set-up home in London, England, in the 1970's.

Emily is mum to Akwa Baby Founder Ogo, and her story is a remarkable one. She represents a generation of bravery, and people who left their beloved Mother Land to live in the UK, forever enriching the country's cultural tapestry. The new Journey print we've created is legacy to her and a hope that one day our children can fully appreciate how much their ancestors gave. 


The message woven into the print and offered to the new generation is to 'Be who you are'.  You can view an interview between Ogo and Emily and the full story of her journey on our youtube channel