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Ankedjé Republic (pronounced ahn-kuh-jay) is the everyday girl's home for African-inspired furnishings and accessories.

Whether you're a grad student on a budget or a burgeoning professional, our line will provide the distinctly bold and versatile touch you need to brighten up your space and bring the African continent a little closer to home.


anke djé, anke bé

"Everyone gather together in peace."

Our name is derived from the Bambara phrase “anke djé, anke bé" which means "everyone gather together in peace."

At its core, Ankedjé Republic is way more than just a fashion brand. It's a call to unity and purpose. Join us and be inspired!

Alicia Bello

Founder and Executive Designer

Alicia Bello is the founder and creative force behind Ankedjé Republic. Founded in 2014, Ankedjé Republic seeks to juxtapose Alicia’s experiences as a Nigerian-American by providing design that is traditional yet modern, creative yet functional, and luxurious yet accessible.

As a proud “third culture kid,” Alicia is passionate about political and economic development across the African diaspora.

Her design seeks to elevate Black art and culture in our collective consciousness. Ankedjé Republic is black-owned, African-made, and globally-conscious. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and each product is designed with you (our republic) in mind.