Category Archives: 50 Women of Yaa Asantewaa

#GhanaMades50: Vanessa Gyimah

Vanessa Gyimah is a professional makeup artist and beauty influencer who has been featured in Buzzfeed, Essence Magazine and makeup campaigns displayed in Ulta Beauty across the country. The former MAC cosmetics artist has quickly become a social media star with her fun and empowering makeup videos. She grew in popularity based on her “365” …

#GhanaMades50: Tia Maria Nelson

Tia Maria Nelson is a Manchester based Content Creator. This journey for her started back in 2016 where she began on youtube, doing various fashion hauls for Brands such as ASOS, Missguided. Her YouTube page also consisted of “How to” style videos. Tia describes herself as a communicative person, which resulted in her using her …

#GhanaMades50: Sarah Owusu

Sarah Owusu was born in London, United Kingdom in 1991. She studied at the University of Essex, earning a BSc (Hons) Psychology. Owusu is a self-taught Ghanaian British artist. After years of painting, she soon identified her own unique style. Using acrylic and mixed media, at the base of Sarah’s work lies very striking, colourful …

#GhanaMades50: Sandra Appiah Babu-Boateng

Sandra Appiah Babu-Boateng is the co-founder and CEO of Face2face Africa, one of the largest pan-African digital media and events companies in the U.S. engaging a smart, affluent, and robust market of foreign-born blacks and African-Americans. Sandra and partner Isaac Boateng founded Face2face Africa in 2011 to reshape the pan-African narrative and amplify the voice …

#GhanaMades50: Nicole Crentsil

Nicole Crentsil is an established public speaker, curator & festival director. In 2018, Forbes listed Nicole as one of 100 women to follow on Twitter and LinkedIn. Her passion for supporting and promoting diversity through various industries alongside her drive to stimulate and facilitate forward thinking conversations awarded Nicole as TimeOut’s 1 of 50 Londoner’s …

#GhanaMades50: Nicole Amarteifio

Nicole Amarteifio is dubbed “the Shonda Rhimes of Ghana.” This is a weighty accolade that Nicole Amarteifio is eager to measure up to the honor. The self-taught TV producer and director has made waves locally and abroad with her work. Nicole and her family fled from the series of political coups that was taking place …

#GhanaMades50: Nana Fofie

Nana Fofie is your new favorite R&B artist from overseas. Hailing from Rotterdam, Netherlands, the Dutch Ghanaian rising star has an unwavering love and passion for music — which began at the early age of 5. Describing herself as “a regular girl who loves to sing and write music,” Nana is also a proud mother …

#GhanaMades50: Melissa Holdbrook-Akposoe

Melissa Holdbrook-Akposoe also known as Melissa’s Wardrobe is a Celebrity Stylist, Blogger and Interior Decorator. Though some may think Melissa took the unconventional route when it comes to making a living, despite studying Criminology at University  she has pushed boundaries  and excelled to a point where her creativity towards her work as a stylist, can …

#GhanaMades50: Nana Addison

Nana Addison is the strategist behind some of your favourite brand activations, director of exciting experience events and live music formats as well as rising a tech & beauty entrepreneur. Nana Addison is a real modern day renaissance woman. Her love for tech, culture, music and startup entrepreneurship has fueled Nana to embark on an …

#GhanaMades50: Nana Agyemang

Nana Agyemang is a social media editor at the Cut, with a focus on the brand’s work on Instagram. She has previously worked with ELLE Magazine, The New York Times and BBC News as a social media story teller, strategist, video host and writer. In 2016 she created, EveryStylishGirl, a media startup which helps to …

#GhanaMades50: Mylah Shyv

Mylah Shyvonne Maame Yaa Agyiwah Gyimah. A name that shows the mercy of God and traces her back to her family in Ghana, West Africa. In our culture they say that one of the most powerful things you can give a child is their name. A name can project a child’s entire future while at …

#GhanaMades50: Monica Owusu-Breen

Monica Owusu-Breen is an American television producer and screenwriter. Owusu-Breen has described herself as a “half-Spanish, half Ghanaian” woman.  She was born in England and lived in Spain as a child where she learned to speak English from watching television. She moved to Brooklyn with her family at the age of 8.  Monica graduated from Brown University then attended a PhD program …