Afrikana Studies is a graphic apparel brand purposed to serve as an educator and reminder of the greatness that we achieved in the past and the capacity we possess to repeat and improve upon the best of our illustrious history. Furthermore, our vision is to restore and repair the image of the members of Pan-Afrikan people across the globe in the hearts and minds of both those that live the daily realities of being a member of the diaspora, and those that seek to know and understand us.
Nea Onnim No Sua A, Ohu
“He who does not know can know from learning.”
Our Afrikana Studies collection honors those that have come before us and paved the way with their crafts, talents, intellect, skills and overall brilliance. Some names you may recognize, and others you may not, but we encourage you to take the time to read their stories and allow yourself to become inspired by their greatness. There is a great deal to be learned from the struggles and triumphs of those that made a way where many told them there could be none. Do not allow your learning to stop here. “He who does not know can know from learning.” When you find someone whose story resonates with you, be sure to visit their “school” on our site and learn more about that individual so that you will continue to be inspired to achieve and even surpass their greatness.
“sack of cola nuts”
Bese Saka, literally, “sack of cola nuts,” is a symbol of affluence and unity. Our Afrikonomy collection aspires to pay homage to the former economic power houses led by principles of this traditional Adinkra symbol. It is our hope that the shirts in this collection will serve as an inspiration to all to reach higher and deeper, for the economic and financial freedom that those before us fought to create and sustain.