About us

About the brand

Sunu Body is an online West African body adornment & body care shop made for any(body) and every(body).We are a black owned business with all of our products authentic to the African culture. Sunu Body is composed of the words Sunu meaning "our" in Wolof, and Body referring to all of our bodies. By providing Africa's finest waist beads, jewlery, and traditional body care products, our mission is to spread body positivity while sharing our cultural practices with every(body) of all shades, shapes, and sizes!

About the products

Many of our products are exported and crafted from Senegal, Africa ensuring its cultural authenticity. They are bought wholesale from local shop owners who make them. So when you buy from us, you support our business, which allows us to buy from them, so we’re able to support their business, and the cycle of support continues!

About the CEO

Hi, I’m Zainabou Thiam, a youth entrepreneur from Rhode Island! I started Sunu Body at the age of sixteen years old. Around the age of fifteen I had explored and educated myself on the world of entrepreneurship and business after realizing how successful my mother had become with her's. After a little over a year I had finally found my calling and came up with the idea to sell waist beads and other West African products. My dream is to be a successful entrepreneur and then a philanthropist, so I am able to go back to my home country of Senegal and build up its economy. Outside of business, I am a youth advocate and founder of my own youth-led initiative, Silence is Violence: 401. In my free time I like to hang out with my friends, watch anime, and paint pictures.

Whether I’m doing business, advocacy, or just interacting with people, I hope to spread love, positive energy, and create a sense of home for every person I come in contact with. As a supporter of Sunu Body, I hope you’re able to indulge in energy I pour out into my work. 

Thank you for your visit! 

Xoxo,

Zainabou