Product Spotlight: Pounded Yam

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Pounded Yam is a popular African dish similar to mashed potatoes but heavier. It is very smooth and tasty. It is often eaten with vegetable soup. It is derived from the root vegetable Yam, or locally known in the US as sweet potato.

 For a Pounded Yam (fufu) recipe, visit here.

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Watch the video below on how to make the perfect, stretchy pounded yam:

This product can be gotten from Shikenan African Shop, Everything African from Food to Fashion!

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Flat Shoes

Flat shoes, pointed flats and espadrilles – name it. You can have it!

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This Week on Shikenan African Shop

Check out all new items from African Food to African Beauty.

over 200 items - 298x230Slash price of the week: Whole Shrimp (2oz) by Choice

Screenshot 2014-04-13 11.00.46From $3.75, it’s now only $2.25! We are offering up to 40% off!

Whole shrimp makes soups tastier, while pairing it with cassava-based goodies will definitely make a good meal such as the Erro Soup with fufu recipe.

Products that are selling this week:

Snapshot_20140406Ground achi soup thickener is a natural thickener made from the protein-rich legumes called Brachystegia Eurycoma. Two of the most popular African food recipes that use ground achi soup thicker are Afia Efere and Ofe Owerri; you can view these recipes here: http://littlemissgastronome.blogspot.com/2011/03/afia-efere-and-ofe-owerri.html

A-153Strong bleaching lotion, Neoprosone-Gel Forte (30g) TECHMOMED. We have an enormous collection of the best skin whitening products for all your skin lightening needs.

Featured products for this week:

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floris-duo-1904x1270Floris Duo, also known as manicure and pedicure. It is used to lighten the darker parts of the skin such as the knee, elbow and knuckle areas.

All of these products can be gotten from Shikenan African Shop, Everything African from Food to Fashion!

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Nigerian Gele

Wear you colorful, beautiful, and awesome gele today! Make yourself stand-out!

“Gele”, pronounced as gaye lay, is an African head wrap/head-tie that has it’s roots in the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria, West Africa.

NIGERIAN GELE on PinterestAccording to the Yoruba tradition, the way a gele is tied can indicate a woman’s marital status. A gele’s end leaning to the right indicates that a woman is married, and a gele’s end leaning to the left indicates that a woman is single. For more information, photos, and videos on how to wrap geles, watch this.

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This Week on Shikenan African Shop

Come on and check out our new items from African food to African beauty!

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Slash price of the week:

CASSAVA FLOUR BY OLAOLA (4LBS)

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We are offering up to 33% off! From $8.25, it’s now only $5.50!

Products that are selling this week:

GROUND ACHI SOUP THICKNER(2OZ)

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Here’s a delicious recipe that uses achi: Fresh Oha Soup

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QEI+ ORIENTAL LOTION (500ML) – we have an enormous collection of the best skin whitening products for all your skin lightening needs.

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Featured products for this week:

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Skin Success Product Package consist of:

  • SKIN SUCCESS with AlphaHydroxy
  • Vitamins C & E and Sunscreen Fade Milk (250ml / 8.5 fl.oz.)
  • Skin Success Gel Plus (Quick Action) – 30g
  • Skin Success Fade Tube Cream
  • Save $2.00 when you buy as a package. Cost more when purchased separately.

All of these products can be gotten from Shikenan African Shop – Everything African from Food to Fashion.

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African Proverb

39You can ruin a man’s life, but not his dignity. Just like the saying saying goes, “Rain beats a leopard’s skin, but it does not wash out the spots”.

What do you have that no other person can steal from you?

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Top 10 Greatest Black Athletes in the History

Here is a list of the Top 10 Greatest Black Athletes in the History ever!

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10. Pele – Indomitable skill and irrepressible smile introduced America to the world’s most popular sport.

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9. Serena/Venus Williams – Dominating women’s tennis by transforming the game from deft finesse into violent physicality.

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8. Bob Hayes – Cowboys’ mercurial receiver now has a Hall of Fame bust to accent his unprecedented Super Bowl ring/Olympic gold medal combo.

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7. Wilt Chamberlain – Decades ahead of his time in size and strength, he averaged – I repeat – averaged 50 points and 25 rebounds per game in the 1962 NBA season.

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6. Muhammad Ali Floated like a butterfly. Stung like a bee. Changed the world.

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5. Tiger Woods – In a predominantly white sport, his athleticism and aggression are destined to reward him with every one of golf’s hallowed records.

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4. Michael Jordan – Six NBA championships, five MVPs and the coolest nickname in the history of sports: Air.

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3. Willie Mays – Baseball’s first 30-homer/30-stolen base man also won 12 Gold Gloves patroling center field and slugged the sport’s fourth-most homers, all without a lick of steroids.

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2. Bo Jackson – In 1989 he became the first and only athlete to make All-Star teams in the NFL and Major League Baseball in the same season.

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1. Jackie Robinson – Not only broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn  Dodgers, but at UCLA he also led the nation in football kick returns and led the Pacific Coast Conference in basketball scoring.

Read more here!

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Product Spotlight: Utazi Leaves

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Utazi leaves (gnetum African) is a dark-green, shiny foliage of the creeping afang plant cultivated mostly in Calabar and Igbo land, and is used a great deal in the cooking of these regions. It can be bought ready shredded from African food stores.

Here’s a step-by-step procedure on how to prepare a delicious Utazi Soup!

Screenshot 2014-03-24 17.55.38For more Nigerian recipe ingredients, read here.

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African-made Bags

Stand out from the crowd with these elegant and awesome bags! You can even send this as a gift to your friends and family!

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This Week on Shikenan African Shop

Our new items are still on the go! Don’t be the last one to purchase! Check out our new items from African Food to African Beauty now!

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Slash price of the week:

SIVODERM JAR CREAM (300ML/10.1OZ):

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We are offering up to 42% off!!! From $11.95, it’s now available for only $6.99!!

Products that are selling this week are:

Dried Chillies (2oz) by Choice

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Here’s a video to watch on how to clean and use Dried Chilies:

LOTION FACIAL PLUS – we have an enormous collection of the best skin whitening products for all your skin lightening needs.

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Featured products for this week:

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Read about the 10 Facts about Calabar Chalk here.

Biopur – we have a number of Premium Skin Care Treatment products for your sensitive skin.

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All of these products can be gotten from Shikenan African Shop – Everything African from Food to Fashion.

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