CARIB | Aug 4, 2022

Takiya Browne’s Nduzi service makes Carnival trips easier for revellers

Shemar-Leslie Louisy

Shemar-Leslie Louisy / Our Today

Takiya Browne, operator of Nduzi Concierge Service.

In October 2017, at a time that should have marked the end of her stay in Jamaica, Barbados-born Takiya Browne got the idea of using her knowledge of carnival and carnival events to create a concierge package service for people.

From that was idea was birthed Nduzi Concierge Services, which handles all the hassle of planning a trip to carnival in either Jamaica or Trinidad and Crop Over in Barbados.

“Nduzi means guidance in Igbo language and it’s your one-stop carnival and events guide,” Browne told Our Today.

Throughout her university journey, during which she obtained her Master’s degree in cultural studies, Browne made it her mission to immerse herself into Jamaican culture and obtained a fair bit of experience with Jamaican events. She merged her new experiences with her love for carnival and planning, to create Nduzi.

“Over my journey, I’ve met other concierge directors who I now have great business relationships with,” said the 34-year-old.

She has expanded into the events industry since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic that led to the suspension of carnival activities in many countries.

Takiya Browne

The next event Nduzi is focusing on is the ‘Best Weekend Ever’ party on August 5-8 in Ocho Rios, St Ann.

Browne’s carnival concierge services are currently available for individuals interested in Trinidad Carnival 2023.

Her email address is for more information on upcoming events.

She noted that, depending on the package, prices can vary as they can cover combinations including accommodation, travel and event tickets.

Browne said her current fete packages in Trinidad range from US$60 – US$110 and cover up to 10 events.

Potential revellers can estimate a ball park figure anywhere between US$1,800 and US$2,000 to cover airfare, accommodation, the road march and events.


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