About Us


Growing up in a world that sees you negatively or simply ignores your beauty and the perspective you offer can be overwhelming. Sometimes when we want to stand out, but we maybe confused about what steps to take.

One thing we can always use to stand out is our culture and the beauty that it gives us. It is essential to hold on to it.

I am Asabea, a second-generation British-born Ghanaian- Jamaican, who grew up in South London. I know what it is like to struggle with identity, to be ignored and underappreciated. Now, as a mother of two children, I want them to have little reminders of who they are and where they come from. Every day when they step out, I hope that they will feel a sense of pride and confidence in who they are and share that same essence with the world. This is why I created Essence of Asabea a black-owned UK based online gift store. I want to gift our people an easy way to represent and embrace our African roots.

Essence of Asabea is about reminding you of who you are in a world that sometimes tries to define you and place you in a box while knowing nothing about you.

We are an African gift store offering high-quality gifts that express appreciation of African cultures. Our products will help you show your appreciation for African cultures with little tokens that easily fit into your life.

Embrace your identity and become part of the Essence of the Asabea clan today.