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Welcome to the Little Black Book, our Black Creatives Aotearoa Business Directory.

We provide a platform for black owned businesses in NZ to connect and network with other black owned businesses, and connect with consumers around Aotearoa.


If you would like to be added to this directory, please contact us by emailing

Food and Drink

Food and Drink

Tommie's Baked Goodies

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Te Aro, Wellington

Tommie specializes in gourmet cakes and desserts at affordable prices. Whatever your occasion, you deserve a sweet and beautiful treat.  Minimum one week notice required for bookings. Vegan options available.  Come and taste and see for yourself!


Phone:    020 418 18936


Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

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 22 Allen St, Te Aro Wellington

Specialising in the unique flavours of Ethiopia the Blue Nile was opened so that people can have a place to gather with friends and share traditional Ethiopian food. Many of the dishes are combination platters that allow you to share and try out a range of different dishes - with options for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans.


Phone: 04 385 7516



Mother of Coffee Ethiopian Cuisine Restaurant & Internet Cafe

Mother Of Coffee Ethiopean

150 Riddiford Street, Newtown Wellington

We do vegan Ethiopian food & traditional coffee ceremonies. Book for dinner, lunch or an event. Our Internet Cafe also does printing, passport photos, wedding photos, family photos, graphic design, logo’s, websites, business cards,  and has a design art gallery. We also stock African inspired jewelry from AfroCentriX


Hours:   Mon 10.00am - 7.00pm || Tues - Sat 10.00am - 9.00pm  || Sun 5.00pm - 8.30pm

Phone:   022 631 0132


Masafinya's Braai 

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237 Airfield Road, Papakura, Auckland

Masafinya’s Braai  is an African food van open every weekend  & have the best Boerewors sausage & traditional African dishes in New Zealand.  Let their amazing staff & BBQ Chefs look after you & your family.  They are also available for birthday parties, weddings, kids parties, Ladies Nights, Hens & Bachelor parties,  Independence Day Functions & Monthly Events.  Come to Masafinya’s for great music, tasty food, & a fun day for kids. Jumpy castles, trampolines & horse rides available by request. “Flags Meet -Together We Eat”

Hours:    Sat -Sun 10.00am - 10.00pm

Phone:    0212561160



Zvanaka African Attire

Cuba Street Wellington

Zvanaka African Attire is a Wellington based retail shop selling trendy African themed clothing & accessories.The word Zvanaka is from the Shona language meaning, "it has become beautiful, a new transformation, it is well".  It has elements of hope, peace & prosperity. We felt this would be appropriate for our branding as we aim to promote harmony & love through the sharing of African fashion & culture. Products include African tops, dresses, hoodies & tees, bags, earrings, necklaces, tops, & head scarfs. Tendekai Rodney Mugadza is a Zimbabwean-New Zealander, aiming to change how the world views Africa through African fashion.


Hours:    By appointment, online sales, markets & pop-ups 

Phone:   022 3444 470


Hair & Beauty

Hair and Beauty

African Creation

Strathmore , Wellington

Trained in Sudan, African Creation does braiding in the traditional Habesha  fashion, as well as sew in weaves, crochet braids, cornrows. We also do makeup on request.  

Cornrows starting at $50. Depending on  the style, prices may vary. Clients must provide their own hair, or arrange with stylist to have hair provided.

Hours:    by appointment.

Phone:    021 083 35685

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Mama Taku's Butters


Mama Taku’s Butters makes  three hair butters for kinky/curly hair - a pre-poo mousse, deep conditioning/leave in moisturizer and a sealing balm. These products are handmade in Mama Taku’s kitchen with natural ingredients and no synthetics.

Mama Taku currently  sell each butter for $25 or $60 for a set of three

Hamilton based,  but Mama Taku is ready to post anywhere in New Zealand

Phone:  021 052 9833

Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing
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Mata of Hope

North Shore, Auckland

A Charity formed to support New Zealand Children and families of African heritage in ways that are culturally sympathetic, support healthy safe homes and the development of positive social connections.

We are Mata Of Hope


Hours:  Monday to Friday, 10:00 am - 5 pm

Online: 24/7

Phone: 02041414730


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Nuel Nonso

New Telepathics & Ijebu Pleasure Club


Hailing from Nigeria, 3 years ago Nuel arrived in Auckland NZ and is the frontman for the Ijebu Pleasure Club, a covers band that adapts pop and soul classics to Afrobeats. He is also one of the members of New Telepathics , a fusionist vibe of rock, soul, punk with some afro in the rhythm. Or as Darryn, the band leader, might say 'intergalactic.. music to protest suffering and celebrate joy.'

Ras Judah Semeong and Culture

Ras Judah & Culture Embassy


Ras Judah hails from Botswana in Southern Africa. He has been writing and performing music for over 20 years. Prior to his migration to New Zealand, Ras worked and toured with musicians from around Southern Africa, including; South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, and Malawi. In 2013 he moved to Wellington city to study at Victoria University. Once in Wellington, he started work with the current multicultural, 8 piece band, "Culture Embassy" - A full line up that plays Afro ethno-jazz, Reggae, and Folk Fusion. Organise a booking by contacting Ras Judah.

Phone:  021 1701 713

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EBM Artistry


EBM Artistry is multicultural platform that specializes in cultural dancing, Social Media & PR Modelling, Sport and short-film producing. It is open to all communities & nationalities, below are the platforms we specialize in:

DANCE - Performances are a mixture of Pacific , Contemporary & African

SOCIAL MEDIA & PR - Creating and producing content to share across all media platforms. MODELLING- Modeling clothing, brands for fashion shows or festivals. Also connecting new & upcoming talent into the industry.

SHORT FILM PRODUCING - Creating short featured films or segments for branding or marketing purposes

SPORT- Personal Training or connecting athletes with elite coaching or club referrals. 

For bookings contact Ernestina Bonsu Maro


Phone:  021 137 1286

Design Services




Graphic | Web Designer | Travel Blogger | Brand Design | Web & Graphic Design | Marketing & Collateral Design | * Prices Vary



IG:      @_tekuda

Design Services
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