Greetings and welcome to The Calabash Hub. I am a culturepreneur and proud Ghanaian who was blessed with the name Naa Dzamah Pobee but my friends call me Sister E. I graduated in 2009 with BA (Hons) in Youth and Community Studies and am an advocate for youth empowerment, culture and come-unity that’s why The Calabash Hub was established.
I promote the wealth and knowledge of traditional Africa – selling bags, accessories, apparel, headwraps, jewellery, black soap, cocoa and raw Shea butter that is sourced from Ghana. ‘Because we understand ….African Abundance’
I used to be a single braid or twist junkie as apart from being able to change hair styles depending on mood, it was a useful get up and go creation. I have since then been parading with an afro as a proud naturalite. I am blessed with an abundance of African head wraps which I wear as my crown that were acquired mainly from Ghana. ‘glow with the fro’
Style and Fashion
I remember whilst growing up in London when I had to wear African attire to family functions, Ghana independence, Homowo festival, outdourings. But now I tend to wear my African attire when I go out for whatever reason. I’ve been blessed with returning home every year so that my seamstress can create masterpieces to suit my African curves – ‘because one size does not fit all’
Come and Chop
As far as I know meat has not passed my lips for 25 years. One of my favourite Ghanaian dishes is Banku with hot hot pepper – on paper its just words, but on the plate – uumm – my hands become my knife and fork. But But…. I know ……There comes a time when one must downgrade the portions and take time with our choices. ‘Make fufu, not war’
Hello Moma Africa
I am grateful for the spirit of Mother Nature that has blessed the earth with the richness of natural oils and minerals. I co-ordinate tours to several regions in Ghana for that ‘grass-roots experience.
My ambition in life is to go back home, sit under a mango tree wearing my African attire quenching tropical juice with the sea breeze blowing through my ‘fro, and giving thanks. ‘mind, body and soul.’
‘A natural revolution – going back to our roots – the journey continues’