ABOUT THE COMPANY
Eritage is a creative African inspired contemporary gift and souvenir company.
In 2018 summer, a German friend decided to visit Port Harcourt on holiday; it was his second time in Nigeria but his first time in PH. Barely one week into his trip, he decided to cut his stay short. Arrangements were immediately made for him to travel back to his country – with a direct flight to Frankfurt through the Port Harcourt International Airport. Why he’d decided to leave abruptly is a story for another day…and no! It wasn’t related to security threat or anything of that sort…(on the contrary he’d actually attested to enjoying his stay in the city). Back to the story: a days to his departure, the issue of souvenirs was raised. Our German friend was a ‘happily’ single school teacher who works for the government to educate and integrate young asylum seekers (mostly from Rwanda and other parts of Africa and Asia) into the German society. So, it was quite understandable that he wasn’t looking to buy exotic artworks or crafts, but simple everyday (budget friendly) items such as culture designed tees, edibles like kulikuli, suya or even ‘ankara’ notepads or tops. Sadly, we couldn’t get any ready-made items on such short notice. With little or no time to produce or knowledge of where to conveniently get them, our dear friend boarded the plane back to Germany with almost nothing-in-hand to gift his numerous colleagues, friends and students at home. This is why Eritage was borne! to help you access affordable and unique local souvenirs (with ease).
I saw an opportunity to share our Niger Delta cultures with the world and tell our truth of beauty in the most trendy forms. I saw an opportunity to develop local tourism by creating markets for local artists, fashion designers, graphic designers and craftsmen; to help local and international travelers find the African things that reflect our core traditions in a relatable way, for all ages, class and style. It’s our way of interacting more with indigenous cultures besides enjoying dry fish, onunu delicacy (yam and overripe plantain mashed meal) and banga soup.
It’s the dream of a better Niger Delta that drives our passion.
– Tamunotonye Pamela
THIS IS ERITAGE…
We are passionate about sharing local experiences, and celebrating African cultures, through exciting contents, designs and products that tell compelling stories about the Niger Delta, Nigeria and Africa at large.
Established in 2019, the brand stocks extensive ranges of locally designed, useful and inspiring creative gifts and souvenirs for keepsakes.
Our affordable culture souvenirs are designed by local artists and sourced from all across Africa.
Eritage stores are the bridge between artists and the public, conveniently located at the Port Harcourt airport (domestic and international terminals).
While more stores would be opening soon within and overseas, you can also shop Eritage via www.eritageonline.com and at our partner stores online and offline.
DID WE SAY WE’RE BIG ON NIGER DELTA? YES, BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN THE PEACE AND PROSPERITY OF NIGER DELTA…
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Need more reasons? Here it is: HELP! Indigenous cultures such as languages and relics are facing threats of extinction.
Eritage is here to help! There’s another side to the Niger Delta story. In collaboration with local editors, graphic designers, artists and craftsmen, Eritage will change the focus from within – one unique product at a time.
We are establishing ourselves as the no.1 global promoter/exporter of everything Niger Delta in the next 5 years.
There are many holidays and events in a year, at Eritage we’re happy to celebrate them all with you! Check in often for special offers and freebies.
We provide timely and reliable delivery services to our customers globally. Because we have partnered with the best courier companies.