AfridiziakGo Birmingham Winter Fair 2013

(Source: Virtual Extreme Youth Media)

My bro and I went down to Birmingham last weekend for the Afridiziak Winter Gifts and Occasions Fair and had the most amazing time. It was hosted in the Lighthouse Young People Cntre and was a lovely space to exhibit our products.

Afridiziak was created by Deanne Rowe and Sophia A Jackson and this was their fourth Winter Fair in London and their second winter fair in Birmingham. Proceeds from the event went to the Sickle Cell Society and they raised £339 from a percentage of proceeds taken on the door and raffle ticket donations.

Sophia and Deanna at AfriDiziakGO Birmingham

Since 2010, Afridiziak Gifts and Occasions and their unique shopping events have attracted quality exhibitors showcasing the finest selection of merchandise of culturally inspired gifts and products for all occasions. This year has been without a doubt their most successful year to date.

Deanne Rowe, said: “We would like to thank the exhibitors, sponsors and shoppers, new and old for their continued support in what Afridiziak Gifts and Occasions do. We believe in our events and love what we do and aim to achieve even more in the upcoming years. We hope you continue to support us and work with us, whilst we are on our journey”.

Sophia Jackson, said: “Afridiziak Gifts and Occasions prides itself on showcasing the wonderful array of amazing independent retailers celebrating African-Caribbean culture through their unique, culturally inspired designs. Each year we strive to connect shoppers with the finest entrepreneurs through our events across two UK cities and we have exciting plans for 2014 – so it’s onwards and upwards for one and all”.

I spent a lot of time eating Jamaican food goodies from Browins Foods and Wild Cinammon stand. Lovely family businesses based in Birmingham.

There were also T-shirts from the Positive Image Project, Black Toys from AfroToys, Jenny Garrett was there - Rocking her Role! and a seminar by Dr Lola from Lolas Curls with Mane Divas. There were also jewellry and african chlothing stalls and lots of raffle prizes. So much to see and do!

(Photos courtesy of Lensi Photography)  

Here are a few pics from our stand just before the doors opened!

At the AfroDeity Stand

If you came by our stand and tweeted that you were with us you got a free Joliette Gift Bag! Here is one of our customer tweets. She chose the Joliette Caribbean Berry Curl Me Soft in her gift bag!

If you catch us at Divas of Colour, Curlvolution, the Afro Hair & Beauty Show or Keziah Connections in 2014 we will be doing that same deal. Tweet/Facebook/Instagram a pic with us and get a Joliette or Fountain gift bag for free!

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