The Angelina Cloth

Happy Friday!

The Angelina cloth (what Ghanaians call it) is super popular now. It recently went viral because of 18 year old Kyemah McEntyre who rocked it to her prom.

Photo Source-Necole Bitchie

She didn’t just rock it but she sketched AND designed it herself.

Photo courtesy of Kyemah McEntyre
Photos Courtesy of Kyemah’s Instagram

 

She’s an artist and she states in this video here that this prom dress was her first fashion design. How dope is that? Click here to read the full story and the real meaning behind her dress. Her viral prom dress  even caught the attention of actress Naturi Naughton who commissioned her to recreate a similar dress for her to wear to the recent BET awards. How cool is that?

Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Zimbio

 

I decided before leaving for Ghana that I wanted  a dress made out of this fabric. On our way to the market in Ghana, I  showed my mom a picture of the cloth that I had already saved on my phone. She responded with “Oh that’s Angelina, you will find it at the market”. I did some research and found out why Ghanaians call it “Angelina”. Click here to read or just click on the screenshots below. Thanks to Gold Coast Ghana for solving the mystery of why this cloth is called Angelina.

 

Anywho, so we went to the market in Kumasi, Ghana and we asked for Angelina. I was directed to an area filled with them. However, I saw only one cute color and that was the pink one. I then took three yards of that fabric to a seamstress to make me a dress. I was very pleased with the outcome of my dress. See below!

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In the US, people call this pattern/print dashiki.  Whatever you choose to call it, it’s really popular this summer. This article here discusses it’s recent rise in popularity. I wore this dress on this past Sunday. On that same day I saw four different people wearing dashikis, two men and two women. I’ve seen some bloggers I follow rocking it too.

Style Blogger Priscilla (Prissyville)

prissyinangelina

Life+Style blogger Melissa Chanel

She purchased her dashiki from here.

Melissa Chanel

YouTuber Jackie Aina

Her dashiki is from Puksies Wardrobe

Jackie Aina-Puksies Wardrobe

Even celebs are rocking it. The first celeb I recently saw rocking it was Chris Brown.

Breezy in a Dashiki

Lance Gross

His dashiki is from MidgetGiraffe

Lance GrossCredit: La Niece/WENN.com/ Source YBF

Jhene

jhene

Beyonce

She is rocking Africa Leaders jersey.

Beyonce Dashiki

Rihanna

She is wearing a Dimepiece LA Vintage Red Dashiki.

RIhanna

Photos via Google

Eleganza Fashions in Hyattsville, MD (where I bought my African print for my birthday skirt pictured here) has dashikis and Angelina cloth for sale! Click here to view their selection and to view details on how to order. If you live in the DMV, you can just go to their physical store which is what I did for my skirt.

I  bought a  purple dashiki while in Ghana. It’s a one size fits all. Definitely oversize like Rihanna’s or Melissa Chanel. It’s pretty huge. Anywho, I am hosting a dashiki giveaway here on my blog. Below are the rules and a picture of the actual dashiki.

giveaway dashiki

Giveaway Rules:

  1. You must be subscribed to my blog.
  2. You must be subscribed to my YT channel.
  3. Please leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite Ghana vlog episode is and why. Also leave your email address.

This giveaway is open to subscribers in the US and UK.

A winner will be announced on my blog and emailed on 8/17/2015.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I will be posting Ghana vlog 4 on Monday! Have a great and blessed weekend !

P.S. I am making some changes to my website so some pages may show up as “404 Sorry Page Not Found!” I am working on correcting this.

~Amma Mama

14 Comments
  • Rebecca Pyuzza
    July 31, 2015

    Hey Amma Mama,
    My favorite blog was the 3rd Vlog becasue I felt like i traveled with you through out the day to Cape Coast. I have always loved Ghana and through your vlog I was able to see some of its beautiful sites and learn the rich history of Ghana! The vlog also gave me a sense of your personality, which is helps put a personality to the blogger! 😉

    Thank you,
    Rosemary

    • ammamama
      August 3, 2015

      Hey sweetZ! Thanks for entering and commenting.

  • Nicole Ayesu
    August 8, 2015

    Hi Amma. thanks for hosting this giveaway – I love Ghanaian fabrics so much.
    My favourite vlog was the 2nd one where you visited Aburi Botanical gardens, because that’s where my dad’s from & he welled up with so much pride when I showed him the video! He was like “Eh, Aburi made it to YouTube?!” Haha xx

    • ammamama
      August 9, 2015

      Hey Nicole! Thank you so much for entering and commenting! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and YouTube channel as well for a chance to win this dashiki 🙂

  • Melissa29
    August 10, 2015

    Hello Amma,

    It was wonderful meeting you at Fest Africa! You are a sweet person and it shows through your blog.

    My favorite post was when you visited Ghana with your family. I can tell you have a great relationship with your mom and other family members. I loved the history tour you gave us. I felt like I was there which is another reason for me to plan a trip to Ghana for 2016!

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

    -Melissa

    • ammamama
      August 10, 2015

      Hey Melissa!
      It was so nice meeting you too. That was the highlight of my day. Can’t wait to post our pic together in my Fest Africa blog post recap. Thanks for taking the time to come and say hi and chat with me. Thank you also for supporting my blog and entering the contest. Your support is truly appreciated! I am glad you enjoyed the vlog and history tour. Yes girl make that trip, Ghana would love to have you. Have a great week 🙂

  • Nikki Turner Lloyd
    August 12, 2015

    Hi Amma,
    It was a pleasure finding your channel on YouTube I was busy searching for travel vlogs when I came across yours. I’ve always been obsessed with Africa the people, and the culture and even more so with the movies I’m totally addicted lol. I did find out from my history teacher back in high school in JAMAICA yes I am Jamaican lol the the slaves that came to Jamaica where from Ghana. So vlog 4 was an eye opener for me and some what a confirmation that it is true I actually rewind just to make sure I heard right thanks for including that part into the vlog. I am one Caribbean National that have always been interested in visiting Africa. South Africa was in my list for next year but think I might have to do a stop over in Ghana. Thanks for the info thanks for reading I know it’s long but I’m super excited about history.

    • ammamama
      August 13, 2015

      Hey Nikki!
      Thanks so much for commenting and sharing your experience growing up in Jamaica. That was really interesting to hear. I am glad you found vlog 4 informative. Yes do a stop over in Ghana!! South Africa is also very lovely.I’ve never been but my best friend used to live there and I lived vicariously through her travel stories and pictures. I always joke with her that she’s really South African and not Ghanaian…lol
      Thanks for subscribing to my blog. Don’t forget to also subscribe to my YT channel for a chance to win the dashiki.Have a great day 🙂

  • LP Share
    August 13, 2015

    Hey Amma Mamma! I just found your giveaway info on the NHBD! I love your blog and enjoyed watching your YT Vids! I enjoyed No.4 just because I was excited over the tour bridge, I’d be so stoked to do that! My family and I have been talking about visiting, well actually moving, to Ghana and all of the places you showcased helped me to get a greater understanding of it all!

    Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway and have an awesome day!

    • ammamama
      August 14, 2015

      Hey!!
      Wow moving? Cool! Thanks so much for entering and commenting. I am glad you enjoyed vlog 4, thanks for watching. I am glad I could help you get a better understanding of it all.

      My pleasure, have a great day and weekend!

  • Jeannette Trejo
    August 13, 2015

    Amma, I love your blog and all of your pictures. The colors are bright and the images are so crisp. I feel like I am traveling with you. I had no idea you were blogging. I want to subscribe please!

    • ammamama
      August 14, 2015

      Hey boo!!! Thank you!! Yes I’ve been blogging for 2 years now. Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog too 🙂 You can subscribe by email on the right on the homepage .

  • Chinye
    August 14, 2015

    Hey girl!

    My fav Ghana blog is obvs when you went to visit Cape Coast Slave Castle because it is something I’ve always thought about doing! Idk why I didnt subscribe to your blog sooner, but I’m here 🙂

    • ammamama
      August 15, 2015

      Hey boo! Thanks for commenting and no worries 🙂 Yes you def should!

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