King and Queen Emporium International, Inc. was established since the beginning of time but actually founded in February of 1994. Sister Andaiye started the company with several packs of incense, a few bottles of oil and less than a dozen pieces of hand-crafted jewelry.
Today, King & Queen Emporium Int’l is one of the leading distributors of unique domestic and imported cultural items. Most products are handmade by Queen Andaiye using all natural ingredients. King & Queen Emporium Int’l attempts to provide the best product selection of authentic items from the most reputable dealers from around the world – especially Mother Africa! We are very thankful and humbled to provide you with friendly, gracious and royal service.
Queen Andaiye Alimayu combines her ancestral wisdom with the gift of "epic memory" to create art. The ability to recall complicated techniques such as knot tying, sewing, weaving patterns and beading from her ancestral memory allows her work to flourish. The artist began creating as a means of therapy and spiritual upliftment.
The Artist Andaiye holds a Pre-Medical Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana. Her academic and spiritual background affords her the ability to create natural, hypo-allergenic healing soaps and bath & body products. In addition, she creates unique fragrances, dynamic hand-crafted jewelry, hand-made incense and is also a great mother! In addition, She is a Spiritualist and Medicine Queen who calls on the ancient formulas and herbal medicine of her Ancestors to make the products and heal the people through the inclusion of powerful prayers. She is also a singer/songwriter with the Reggae/World Beat Band - Zion Trinity (www.ziontrinityband.com)
"Instead of allowing negative, destructive energy to overwhelm my life, I decided to re-channel that energy into positive, creative energy. In other words, I'm taking lemons, making lemonade, adding sweetness and selling it."