Photos, Video: Lion’s Den Opens On Court Street

November 2, 2015

People in Bermuda looking to purchase oils, soaps, candles, flags, clothes, and other Rastafarian themed products now have a new option with the opening of the Lion’s Den on Court Street, with the family behind the store aiming to “bring culture to the community.”

Owned and operated by the Nesbitt family, the Lion’s Den shop opened its doors on October 24, 2015, marking the second store for the family, following the opening of Eru At’ile in May 2005, also located on Court Street.

The Nesbitt family left to right: Yerodin Nesbitt, Rachae’ Nesbitt, TaeJah Smith, Orande Nesbitt, Graham Nesbitt, NiahMiah Nesbitt, Tammica Nesbitt, Tahirah Smith, & Nevaeh Benjamin-Nesbitt:


When opening the first store, owner Graham Nesbitt had the motto “bringing culture to the community,” and ten years later members of the second and third generation of the Nesbitt family continue to assist with that goal.

His granddaughter Tahirah Smith said her grandfather “always wanted to get the family more involved in the Rastafarian community and get an understanding of the culture from which we originated from.

“The store was really his excuse to bring the family together – and it worked,” she said. “Everybody works together, we all have a part.”

Ten years after the opening of Eru At’ile, the family’s newest venture aims to further that motto, with the family saying: ”Eru At’ile still offers the greatest of our products and customer service; it was just time for us to expand, and we will continue on making both shops even better.”

The goods to be found at Lion’s Den range from H.I.M Haile Selassie I and Bob Marley products, candles, flags, clothing, headwear, pins, and more, with additional plans to carry SWISA products including Eucalyptus Oil, Dead Sea Bath Salts, scented Shea Butter and more.


The Lion’s Den is open from 10.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Thursday, from 10.00am to 6.00pm on Friday, and from 10.00am to 8.00pm on Saturday, and is located at 57 Court Street.

Eru At’ile is open from 10.00am through 10.00pm Monday to Friday, and from 10.00am through 8.00pm on Saturday, and is located at 29 Court Street.

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  1. Unbelievable says:

    Folks are getting ready!

    • Onion juice says:

      Yes Rasta, the PEOPLE need to be reminded of their African Roots,they’ve been mentally Colonialized too long.

      • jt says:

        I wish them all the best.
        We need more go-getters and fewer complainers ⬆⬆⬆⬆

      • Rhonnie aka BlueFamiliar says:

        Nothing wrong with being reminded of one’s ethnic background, however, if you’re going to go back to one’s ethnic roots, you’d need to go much farther back than the formalised Rastafarian belief system.

  2. Corey says:

    “…until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes.”

    So why the rass you selling ‘skin LIGHTENING soap’??

    • Onion juice says:

      Because people are stupid enough to use it, just like cigarettes and alcohol.

    • 2MorePlease says:

      It’s a product to even-tone skin like coco butter – I don’t think anybody is trying to make their skin pale and sun burnt …right?

    • Smitty says:

      Please note the skin lightening soap is used to fade blemishes,dark marks and scars

  3. Yes I says:

    And family run!! Wish you all the best!

  4. Terry says:

    Funny thing is the fact that if we had not been “Colonialized” You would have no voice.

    • Onion Juice says:

      We had a voice when you thought the world was FLAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Rhonnie aka BlueFamiliar says:

        All people have had a voice since the beginning of humanity.

        It is a sad thing that some people sought to silence others, sadder still that it continues to go on in this day and age. No voice should be more powerful than any other.

        But I do wonder if you know anything of the ancient cultures from the African continent.

  5. d realist says:

    Jah Rastafari!!!!!!

  6. sage says:

    On his day, 85 years ago, Emperor Haile Selassie I and his Empress were crowned in a grand coronation attended by the leaders of the world.

  7. Rhonnie aka BlueFamiliar says:

    Bravo to the family for their new business. I wish them long succcess in their endeavour.

  8. Ladeej says:

    Well done Nesbitt. This is a welcome addition to the Bermuda scene. Please be sure to stock stylish ladies wear, and I will definitely patronize your shop.

  9. I heart 441 says:

    Wishing them all the best in their business endevour!

  10. D says: