Adidis:  is an Ethiopian experience. With  carefully catered and authentic exotic dishes, Addis Kitchen  takes you on a culinary journey to Ethiopia.

Ahmed Hassan

Ahmed Hassan

For his dedication to helping Africans find a  job and make a living for a better life.

Chef Paco Ndiaye

CHEF Paco Ndiaye.  He has been working hard and recently succeeded in opening the first dining Afro-Scandinavian restaurant in Finland, probably one of the rarest in Northern Europe.


Harriet Aryenda:  Until recently , it was difficult to care for African hair and find Afro-hair products in Finland.

In 2014, Aryenda established her own african hair shop in Helsinki’s Hämeentie, The Natural Beauty Shop Finland. Then, she paved the way and provided an opportunity and change in the Afro-hair and beauty industry  in Finland. and inspired many others to do the same, and today more and more people are proud to grow their own curls.

Lincoln Kayiwa

Lincoln Kayiwa was born in 1979 into an architectural family in Kampala, Uganda. He graduated as a Master of Arts from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland in 2007. Upon graduating, he founded his own studio, KAYIWA. Kayiwa’s Ugandan roots and Nordic life blend into a unique approach. He shows us that design can be bold and playful, yet still aesthetic, fully functional and durable. His uncompromising, innovative works make Lincoln Kayiwa a pioneer in creating limited edition, usable art pieces for collectors and galleries across the world.


KAYIWA’s portfolio is diverse – ranging from furniture to housewares. With a witty yet elegant disregard for convention, the studio’s collectibles are exquisite sculptures in their own right. At the same time, KAYIWA is passionate about fusing art with design to create functional solutions for everyday needs. The resulting limited edition objets d’art are genuine collectors’ items, which continue to appreciate in value over time. For our most discerning clientele, KAYIWA offers customized service. All the existing works may be commissioned in a range of colors, sizes, materials and finishes to create personalized, one-off pieces. Likewise, our atelier can also make a completely new creation made to the client’s exact specifications. KAYIWA’s Finnish-Ugandan designer/artist borrows principles and aesthetic elements from the rich cultures and traditions of African and Nordic art, craft and design. His creations acquire a story and become a heritage to pass down to the next generation. Each artifact balances the latest technology with the best of artisan skill. All the works are realized with very high standards, and we guarantee that they will perform well for many years. Accordingly, we warranty all our collectibles against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for a minimum period of 10 years.