How Shea Butter is made is the Northern Region of Ghana
Video by Hamamat Mantia
Her ig : @iamhamamat
Her skin is proof
But she’s like so adorable
this is magic
who. is. she.
That’s Hamamat Montia! (Her name is actually spelled incorrectly above.) She’s a Ghanaian supermodel and the 2006 winner of Miss Malaika Ghana, a Ghanaian beauty pageant and reality TV show.
(Blast from the past on that last one… Hamamat winning her Miss Malaika crown in 2006!)
In addition to her job as a model, Hamamat is an entrepreneur and activist. She’s the founder of Africa Eats Now, an organization committed to reducing malnutrition throughout Africa.
She also just recently launched a series of children’s books, Zuzu & Sasa, which tells the story of two Ghanaian sisters whose adventure throughout Africa discovering magic, gaining self-confidence, and learning about African culture and history.
I believe she’s now moved back to Ghana after being away for a while. In the videos, she’s visiting her family in Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana. (Shea butter is a suuuuper important product for many communities in that region.)
She’s also a mum and has two little ones of her own. :3
In conclusion, Hamamat is a stunning and very accomplished Ghanaian woman!
For more about Hamamat’s visit to Tamale, you can check out her instagram here or this article. For more of the Accra photoshoot (the one with Hamamat in front of the Ghanaian flag motorway pillar) check out this one.
As promised, here’s my tiny build! It’s not the best (nor original; bet you’ve seen tons of these types of builds on the gallery or here on tumblr) but I like. It’s cozy & I think it would be perfect for my antisocial, socially anxious ass. Kade is now living here. Him & Kolby got into a huge argument (and long ass story short) Kolby moved out leaving Kade with the bills, he couldn’t pay them, boom evicted, now he’s living in this tiny home by himself with his dog.
If you like the build it is available on my gallery, completely cc free❤️
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Daniel Lawrence Taylorsays writing about the past certainly helped him to “reflect on where we are now – in terms of racism and prejudice. They are still here and still run deep but someone described [racism today] as more ‘sophisticated’ because it is not thrown at you in the street, but it might be embedded in the way you work, in education and so on.”
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Cool J ‘wanted to make a guest appearance in this series as well, in the third series, so fingers crossed’ Taylor told Radio 4’s Loose Ends.
Although a third series is yet to be formally announced, Taylor has already begun developing further storylines. The series was Bafta-nominated for best scripted comedy and was well received by critics.