our story

We’re on a mission to put africa on the world’s bar.

Bayab Gin Founders, Chris Frederick and Damola Timeyin's journey started 20 years ago, meeting as University friends in the city of Leeds, UK. Many years later at a bar enjoying a drink, they asked themselves the question;

"Why is every continent represented in bars around the world, apart from Africa?"

This question inspired former publican Chris and marketeer Damola to begin a journey that has taken them back to their heritage, to produce a gin that represents the best of Africa and their motherland in a bottle.They are on a mission to put Africa on every back bar in the world, so they can connect the world to the Africa they know and love.

Telling Africa’s story around the world

This mission has taken them and Bayab from South Africa, to California, California to Tokyo, Tokyo to Ghana and back again.

On each of those journey's one thing has rung true, Africa's true story is one the world has been waiting to be told and they are passionate about telling it authentically, thought the premium African Spirits.