Britney was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. She grew up enjoying the peace and calmness of the rivers in the countryside. She also loved the serenity of the tropical environment, enriched with coconut, bamboo, mango, and palm trees. She migrated to the US several years ago with creativity, a dream and a passion for art. Britney currently balances her time between being involved in all aspects of the brand and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the arts.
Olamide was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria where he enjoyed being around elders telling stories and fables about the tortoise and the hare or about the god of iron (Ogun). These stories, whether true or fictional, fueled his curiosity about the world. Shortly after migrating to the US in the early 2000’s, he joined and served in the Navy where he received a commendation medal for saving two marines from heat exhaustion while under heavy enemy fire in Afghanistan. After 5+yrs in the Navy, Olamide obtained a degree in respiratory therapy as well as a degree in management information systems which helped him run the business with Britney.
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Mounne Candle is your premier source for African candles. Our founders, Olamide and Britney-Kay, celebrate their Nigerian and Jamaican heritages through luxurious Afro-Caribbean candles. As a Black-owned candle company, we share our culture through beautifully scented candles, paying homage to our African and Caribbean backgrounds.
We have a full slate of artisan, hand-poured candles in a variety of scents. Whether you’re looking for a floral, earthy, fresh, or warm scent, we have all sorts of candles in exceptional scents. Shop our selection of vegan, cruelty-free, wood-wick candles today.