Category Archives: Opinion Editorials

#GhanaMades50: Yvonne Bajela

Yvonne Bajela is a founding member and principal at Impact X Capital, an early-stage investment firm, where she has led various investments including Marshmallow. Her firm’s mandate is to invest in underrepresented entrepreneurs across Europe and is an important contributor to promoting diversity and inclusion in this industry. In addition to this, she recently had …

#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 …

#GhanaMades50: Sylvia Arthur

Sylvia Arthur is an accomplished British-Ghanaian non-fiction writer whose primary topics of written discussion are identity, politics, diaspora and place. She holds an MA in Narrative Nonfiction Writing and, for four years, was a consultant to the European Commission on communicating Freedom of Movement. Her work has been published in The Guardian, the BBC, and …

#GhanaMades50: Kimberly and Priscilla Addison

57 Chocolate is the pioneer bean to bar craft chocolate manufacturer in Ghana, producing luxury chocolate locally. It was started by two Pan-African sisters, Kimberly and Priscilla Addison.  Their vision is to drive development and self-sufficiency in Ghana and across the continent of Africa, while their mission is to add value to local resources by …

#GhanaMade50: Stacey Amma Osei Kuffor

Stacy, a Ghanaian-American, is a playwright, actress, television, and film writer with many years of experience in the creative industry.   She is a BFA graduate from NYU (major: Drama) and an MFA graduate from Hunter College (major: Playwriting). She struggled shortly after university to find work that suited her, as is expected for fresh graduates, …

#GhanaMades50: Audrey Esi Swatson

Not as old as the norm within her profession, Audrey is making headlines as Ghana’s youngest female commercial pilot. At the tender age of 18, despite resistance and setbacks, she managed to report for training at South Africa’s Mach1 Aviation Academy. Within a year, she acquired the necessary ability to complete her first solo flight. …

#GhanaMades50: Brianna Agyemang

Billboard Women In Music 2020 Executive of the Year, Brianna Agyemang has made it her mission during her tenure in music to move with both purpose and kindness. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Brianna first started in the music industry through a string of internships including Bad Boy Records, Columbia Records, as well …

#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 …

#GhanaMades50: Sherlina Nym

Social media influencer and digital creator Sherlina Nym of Ghanaian and Turkish descent is a streetwear fashion vet with an incredible eye for style and fashion. Nym came from humble beginnings and always had to apply herself, relying on faith, hard work and consistency to achieve her goals.  She says she always had the passion …

#GhanaMades50: Mimi Plange

Award winning designer, Mimi Plange launched her own ready-to-wear label in 2010, after a decade working in New York’s fashion industry.   She is a graduate of the San Francisco Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and holds a degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.  Plange’s designs have been sold in luxury …

#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 …

#GhanaMades50: Whitney boateng

Whitney Boateng, previously a Junior Promoter at Live Nation, started her career in music as an intern for Renowned Group doing music management. Her time there saw her work with the likes of George the Poet, Jacob Banks and Wretch 32; where she learnt the intricacies of the music business before recognising that management did …