About Us

Unparalleled flavors and Quality Since 2023

Best African beverage company in the world

AKENE is a rapidly-growing startup company in the beverage industry with a strong focus on innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction. With a unique product, namely traditional non-intoxicating African beverage and a commitment to excellence, AKENE presents an attractive business opportunity seeking to serve the growing demand for premium beverages in the Australasian marketplace. AKENE is a unique and innovative company dedicated to bringing the rich flavors and cultural heritage of traditional African non-intoxicating beverages to consumers around Australasia. Our mission is to celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of African cultures through our high-quality, natural beverages that are rooted in tradition and crafted with care. AKENE is dedicated to crafting and sharing authentic, and flavorful traditional African beverages with Australasia; we produce beverages that honor ancient recipes and ingredients.

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Meet Our Expert Team

Discover a hidden gem nestled in the Hutt Valley.  Truly unique African drinks with vibrant flavors brought to life by two Afro-kiwis.

Godfrey Okot

Founder and Maker

I established AKENE in 2023 to express my culture and allow all New Zealanders to share with each other; furthermore it make sound financial sense seeing as “The beverage industry is experiencing significant growth, driven by changing consumer preferences, health consciousness, and increasing demand for natural, organic, and sustainable products. AKENE is well-positioned to capitalise on these trends, offering a diverse portfolio of high-quality, innovative African beverages that cater to a wide range of consumer tastes and preferences.”

Mandella Lokeng Ogwech

Expert and Maker

Mandella Lokeng Ogwech is the expert behind the world leading taste of AKENE; a founder with a focus on creating the best beverage in Australasia.

We Make The Best Beverage

Through a personalised fermentation process and considered approach emplyed to create every drop of AKENE, you’ll discover an exclusive and highly rated beverage that showcases the distinct flavors of Africa.

through our commitment to product quality, brand differentiation, and customer engagement. The company specialises in using authentic Ugandan-South Sudanese brewing methods, organic ingredients, and ethical business practices that sets us apart from competitors and resonates with today’s socially-conscious consumers. With a strong differentiated brand reputation and a growing loyal customer base, AKENE is well-equipped to withstand market competition and drive long-term growth. AKENE offers a unique product, a traditional African beverage that is very low-alcoholic and non-intoxicating made from authentic recipes using natural ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers. Our product appeals to health-conscious consumers, adventurous foodies, and ethically-minded individuals seeking sustainable and culturally authentic beverages.

Our Achievement

In just over 6 months AKENE has been building a strong brand presence in the market, we are known for our commitment to quality, authenticity, and innovation. Our brand is associated with African heritage, culinary excellence, and social responsibility, resonating with consumers who value cultural diversity, sustainability, and ethical sourcing. With increasing consumer interest in African cuisine, culture, and flavors, AKENE has significant growth potential in both domestic and international markets. By refining our product line, distribution channels, and increasing market reach, we aim to capture a larger share of the beverage market and become a leading player in the African beverage category.

We are proving that sustainability commitment and “business as usual are not mutually exclusive”: AKENE is dedicated to sustainability and social responsibility, supporting local farmers, promoting fair trade practices, and minimizing our environmental impact. By incorporating sustainable practices into our operations, we aim to build a strong ethical foundation for our business and contribute positively to the communities and environments where we operate.

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Explore the Best Beverage

AKENE has established a strong competitive advantage through its commitment to product quality, brand differentiation, and customer engagement.