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Buy Art & Fashion, Inspired by Africa! “African High Street” Launches Online



African High Street is the home of African designers and African inspired designs. A typical high street in Africa is very vibrant and diverse and we have done our utmost to capture this on our website. We focus on real inspiration from Africa, in order to bring you a diverse product range sourced mainly from Africa but also globally.

Our Products fall under 5 main categories;

  • Clothing
  • Bags & Purses
  • Accessories
  • Arts & Design
  • Books & Music

All of our showcased products have one thing in common, that is they are from and inspired by Africa ‘s culture and art.

The journey to African High Street started almost a year ago when we decided that as Africans, we had a duty to portray Africa in a positive light; one which is far removed from the typically negative view of poverty and starvation that the media portrays all too often. We set out to find talented designers, authors and artists from Africa and inspired by Africa. We were immensely impressed and proud of the amazing talent we found on the continent.

From the Kazuri beads handmade by 300 Kenyan women to the gorgeous bags created by self professed Ankaranista – Bola Obileye. Not forgetting the gorgeous bags from Mar y Sol which have been featured in Marie Claire and the Ankara hand fans made in Spain. Our aim was to bring to our customers products that tell a beautiful story of Africa – we hope that our initial and subsequent product ranges will achieve that.

Some of our Designers
We have carefully chosen designers who share our vision and we are extremely proud of what they offer our customers

The TÓTÉ collection by Nigerian born Bola Obileye is so fashion inspired. The bags, accessories and jewellery Bola designs are simply stunning and entirely practical. Her pieces are almost show pieces that you will be proud to wear. She offers off-the-shelf items and we are delighted to be able to take special orders for bespoke creations.
See some of bags by TÓTÉ collection

Henry Splash – The well known artist Henry Splash also features in our online shopping portal. With inspired pieces that simply ooze African delight, the artist whose real name is Osaretin Henry Eghosa, has exhibited his work throughout Nigeria and more recently in Spain and we are very pleased to have him on board.
View of some of Henry Splash’s Art work

Child Labour

A Day to start with (Makurdi Boat Roller)

MODCHIC Couture – Bucking the trend and daring to be different with their very feminine pieces. Based in Houston, Texas but born and bred in Nigeria, MODCHIC Couture is one of our favourites for uniquely distinctive clothing.

Ruffle Blouse

Floral bordered dress

Mar y Sol Bags – Sourced from Madagascar, Mar y Sol bags are genuinely beautiful. Even more exquisite is that Mar y Sol is a socially responsible brand. Their bags are made by hand using natural materials sourced sustainably from Madagascar’s precious forests. The sale of their bags enables families to gain economic independence.

Guadeloupe Flowered Tote

Gigi Apple Ocean Bag

Lola Sequined Bag

These are just a few of the designers and brands we love to show off on African High Street and we invite you to check out the site to find out more about what we have on offer.

Books & Music
In our books and music corner, we have books from some of Africa’s most popular authors such as Myne Whitman and the in famous Bobo Omotayo. African music sensations such as Wizkid and P-square also feature in our Music section.

With our stunning collection of designers and artists, we have a wealth of talent to call on and continue to source African products from a number of arenas. Because our entire aim is to supply only African made or African inspired products, we are well placed to provide our customers with the most stunning pieces. Whether you are looking for African inspired clothing, inspiring books about Africa or music from an African artiste, our online store contains lots of exciting products that make excellent gifts or indulgent treats.

Payment & Security
Payments are handled by PayPal on behalf of Modernica Limited – the parent company of African High Street. PayPal is the most trusted payment provider available globally. Payment is processed entirely by PayPal regardless of whether you have a PayPal account or not. Your card details are never visible to African High Street.

We invite you to relax and be sure that you and your payment are in safe hands while shopping on African High Street. We want this to be the real African experience, whilst we process your payment through a very reputable source.

Be sure to visit today for a cultural online shopping experience. You will find well made creations that will look good whatever look you wish to achieve – big bright prints, bold ankara creations and stunning art to inspire everybody from the interested novice to the most critical art lover.

If you have any suggestions on how we can make our website better or if you would like to showcase your own African inspired items on our website, send an E-mail with the information to [email protected], we would really love to hear from you.

Special Offer for BN Readers
To celebrate our launch, we are offering the first 10 BN readers who shop on African High Street 10% off using the discount voucher code – BN10. The code will be disabled after the first 10 uses – we are a busy site, so get shopping and claim your discount now – Click to get shopping!

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  1. aty

    March 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    niceeee concept

  2. Francesca

    March 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    The designs are really gorgeous and the artwork is very impressive. LOOOOVE the handbags

  3. Mista Palmer

    March 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Good Job…

  4. Sheila

    March 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    D cloths/clothing designers, no!!!!

  5. Personal Shopper

    March 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Absolutely nice..well done

  6. Gbogbo Bigz Gez

    March 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Wow….what a fantastic website with exquisite pieces….great concept!

  7. BukiOni

    March 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    This is a great concept, I likey a lot.

  8. yomi

    March 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    jus saw d website….this aint no high street!high street aint expensive nor “limited”….its obvious that their main market is europe and us….guess we belong to the “rest of the world” part!….dey r offering these gds to those pple there to “spread positive stories of Africa….”nice tho!

    • AHS

      March 6, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Hi Yomi, thanks for your comment. Those prices have been set by the designers and not us. However, we do feel our prices are quite reasonable – most of our products are less than £100/25,000 naira except for paintings. Products are limited because as you may know, the market in Africa is still characterised by limited quantities and designers are not mass producing yet. We look forward to helping African designers access various markets and hopefully they can in turn produce in more quantities and reduce their costs. We’ll love to see you shopping on our site soon 🙂

  9. yomi

    March 6, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    *and USA*

  10. faith

    March 6, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    i loved evrything…….going to d site ryt awy!

  11. AHS

    March 6, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks so much for the encouragement – we do appreciate your kind words and glad you like the site. We would love to see you on the site 🙂

  12. Sir Ethan

    March 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Will definitely be making a purchase or 2…Lovely website!!!

  13. yomi

    March 7, 2012 at 5:51 am

    will definitely be there!love the purses and books and art!…..and thanhs for explaining to me AHS!

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  15. escobah

    March 18, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Nice website.more of African stuffs,good one.

  16. Prety concept

    March 23, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Am rily impressed wit ur work. Plz kip d flag flyin

  17. Ops

    May 19, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Great idea! Love your products. You should come and check out some of Africa’s top designers at an African inspired evening titled Tribes of Africa on the 26th of May 2012 @ the Grange Hotel Tower Hill (


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