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About Us

 Kelechi African Authentics is the nation’s premier retailer of African and Afro-centric art. We provide the largest selection of authentic and one-of-a-kind products that capture the beauty, creativity, and richness of African culture. Kelechi African Authentics sells a variety of African crafts, African clothing, Black Greek Paraphernalia, African jewelry, natural bath products like Black Soap and African shea butter, African music and dvds, African Masks, and much more!


Since 1997, Kelechi African Authentics, a family-owned business, has been committed to not only providing our customers with quality products but a unique shopping experience and exceptional customer service.


Kelechi African Authentics is a family business that was founded in 1996 with the vision of becoming the number one retailer of African art. For the past sixteen years, this vision has become a reality with Kelechi African Authentics surpassing the success of any African store worldwide. Because of the business’ commitment to excellence, it has expanded from a kiosk to two store locations in the Washington, D.C. area. Kelechi African Authentic has received numerous accolades and national recognition for not only its superior line of products but also its philanthropic efforts that benefit African and local charities. Kelechi African Authentics has been featured in magazines and newspapers such as DeltaSky, LiveAfrique, The Gazette, and Washington Post and in the book, “The New African Americans.” 


Kelechi African Authentics continues to carry out its vision of providing 100% authentic and unique clothing, art, decor and everything African to people all over the world who want to experience the diversity and beauty of Africa in their homes, businesses, and lives.