All posts by Tyrese Colbourne-Hughes

The Spirit of Sankofa: Ghana x Haiti

Sankofa is a word from the Akan people of Ghana that translates to “retrieve” or, more literally, “to go back and get it”. It is a saying that expresses the importance of reaching back to past knowledge and bringing it into the present to make positive progress. Although there is a common understanding of the …

2020 Summer Paralympics: Meet The Trio of Black Stars Who Inspired The World in Tokyo

From Wednesday, August 25th to September 5th, some of the world’s most elite disabled athletes participated in the world’s most notable international multi-sport event, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. These unique two weeks allowed these extraordinary athletes to compete for gold and, more importantly, showcase their dedication, resilience and training through adversity and uncertainty throughout …

#GhanaMade50: GYAKIE

Young and gifted, Gyakie is a Ghanaian Afrobeats/Afrofusion singer-songwriter and performer. At only 22 years of age, she has carved a career out of her musical talent. Growing up around the musical influence of her father, Nana Acheampong, who himself was a highlife singer in a band called The Lumba Brothers, Gyakie has long been …

#GhanaMade50: Lucy Quist

Lucy Quist is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and author of ‘The Bold New Normal.’ She is an international business leader focused on technology, transformation, and thought leadership for positive business returns. She is the first Ghanaian woman to head a multinational telecommunications company as the former CEO of Airtel Ghana. She is a …

#GhanaMade50: Naa Eugenia Sakle Akuete

A former Wall Street financial analyst, Naa Sakle Akuete, is the CEO of Eu’Genia Shea, a family-owned business aimed at holistically supporting women through all-natural premium and ethically sourced Shea butter. One of the reasons why she founded this company in tandem with her mother (whom herself once owned a Shea Butter distribution network) was …

#GhanaMade50: Adjoa Kyerematen

Adjoa Kyerematen is an award-winning PR and political strategist, lobbyist, social entrepreneur, mom, and wife. Adjoa has 15+ years of political expertise and has advised at top levels of the U.S. government as a former Communications Director on Capitol Hill and most recently served as the Co-Organizing Director of the National Steering Committee for the …

#GhanaMade50: Michele Preko

In her professional life, Michele Preko has been a registered nurse for 4 years. She is in the second year of her Master’s degree geared at making her a Family Nurse Practitioner, a title under which she will have autonomy similar to that of a practicing doctor in prescribing medications and providing patient centered care …

#GhanaMade50: Amelia Quaye

Amelia Quaye is an entrepreneur and qualified real estate agent from Atlanta, Georgia, who used her years of pre-med science education to aid her in building a prolific skincare business during the pandemic. Before her recent success in skincare, Amelia was always a consistent, enterprising woman. Moving to Dubai to work as a teacher, becoming …

#GhanaMade50: Hemah K

Hemah K is a UK-based media personality initially introduced to the media world during her professional presentation of captivating interviews with entertainment industry giants such as  Young MA, Idris Elba, Krept and Konan, etc, for LinkUp TV and other online platforms. Following this success, she then elevated towards having her own radio breakfast show at …

#GhanaMade50: Bridgette Manful

Having grown up with two very cultured Asante parents, Bridgette was always intrigued and eager to learn more about her culture. Her father made it a point to act as though he didn’t understand English, so any conversations she and her siblings had with him had to be in Twi (their native dialect), or he …