It is easy to be blown away by her immaculate beauty, intimidating poise and stature and flawless, melanin-rich skin. But Hamamat‘s family history provides an equally intriguing story. What drew MOCCA Mums to this successful entrepreneur, model and mother are her family roots, deeply embedded in the northern village of Bolgatanga, Ghana. Hamamat’s grandmother, Dr. Hajia Salamatu Taimako, is a herbalist who won many awards including an Honorary Doctorate Degree for her expertise in indigenous knowledge. She also adds to her wall of fame 10 children which she raised by herself after her husband’s death. Grandma Hajia’s qualities of resourcefulness and diligence were passed on to Hamamat who, today, has launched a line of natural skin and beauty products.
Inheritance in Western terms is often described as an asset of monetary (quantifiable) value which is passed on from one generation to another. Hamamat’s family has redefined inheritance. They have passed on intangible, priceless virtues of hard work, resilience, a love for nature, beauty savoir-faire and most importantly, cultural pride.
An amazing role model for girls in West Africa and beyond.