Category Archives: Opinion Editorials

#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 …

#GhanaMades50: Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh

Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh is a Ghanaian business leader and the Regional General Manager for IBM Africa in charge of North, East and West Africa where she pioneers some of the largest business deals in the region, – the first African woman to ever hold this mantle. She graduated from Harvard Business School in Leadership Development, and …

#GhanaMades50: Nadia Takyiwaa-Mensah

In 2010, British-born Ghanaian Ms Nadia Takyiwaa-Mensah had a spiritual calling and moved to Ghana, West Africa, with her 4-month-old son, where she established a marketing agency named Sixth Sense which successfully won their first account with Vodafone Ghana after 2 months of being in operation. This win and successful execution was the beginning of …

#GhanaMades50: Scilla Owusu

At 24, the young music video director already counts A-list stars such as Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Burna Boy and Fuse ODG among her clients. She has also worked with global brands such as Patoranking, Mr Eazi & Davido. Scilla’s acuity, storytelling skills, creative capacity and meticulousness have transformed the music industry, rightly positioning audiovisuals as an …

#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 …

#GhanaMades50: Evelyn Abena Akuaba Appiah

Evelyn Abena Akuaba Appiah is a Ghanian-American model, singer, and philanthropist.  Crowned Miss Grand International when representing the USA in 2020, she is an inspiration to the next generation of black beauty queens. She competed in Miss Talent Ghana in 2012, Top Model Ghana in 2013, and as Ghana’s representative at Miss Universe in 2014 …

#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 …

The Legend of the Underground 2021: Nigeria’s ‘Secret’ LGBTQ community

Nigeria has some of the strictest same-sex marriage laws throughout Africa, criminalising homosexuality. In a country that praises hyper-masculinity, Nigeria’s LGBTQ community has had to remain underground using coded language, disguises and safe-houses to survive in the country. The film The Legend of the Underground through first-person stories details the trials and tribulations of Nigeria’s underground community, from police raids to abandonment to being HIV+ the film sheds light on the experiences faced by many in the country.