THE VOICE OF THE GHANAIAN DIASPORA

#GhanaMades50: Hayet Rida

Hayet Rida is a blogger, influencer, and all-around woman of style. She had started blogging to document her amazing weight loss journey and is now well known for her self-love ethos, unapologetic opinions, and great taste.  Chicago-based Hayet prides herself on her transparency – something so many people call to see more of online – …

#GhanaMades50: Peace Hyde

Peace Hyde is a Ghanaian British educational activist, motivational speaker, trained psychologist and media entrepreneur. She is also the Head of Digital Media and Partnership as well as the West Africa Correspondent for Forbes Africa. This role entails that she is responsible for working across the company’s digital platform for the purpose of sourcing revenue …

#GhanaMades50: Debbie Beeko

Debbie is a Ghanaian make-up artist, content creator, and a DIY fashion/beauty blogger. She is proud of her African identity and has simultaneously managed to structure a career for herself from this without projecting or idolising common stereotypes about African culture from what initially started as a hobby. She has a generous following across social …

#GhanaMade50: Peniel Enchill

Born and partially raised in Ghana (migrated at age 12), Peniel Enchill is a first-class BA Business Management and Economics graduate with an MSc International Fashion Retail. In pursuit of a career in fashion and lifestyle illustration shortly after a yearlong internship at Radford University college Ghana, (the first university to offer a fashion degree …

#GhanaMade50: Courtney Daniella Boateng

Courtney Daniella Boateng is a Cambridge University graduate, Digital Content Creator, and Entrepreneur on a mission to see young women worldwide‘ glow and grow’ by advocating for their economic and personal advancement through entrepreneurship and education. She is the co-founder of To My Sisters, a digital sisterhood community promoting the wellness, growth, and development of …

#GhanaMade50: Yasmeen Opare

Yasmeen is the founder of two popular companies, Ashanti Swimwear and Ashanti Selfcare.  She originally started with swimwear in 2016 when she first launched her brand. The brand encompasses luxury swimwear with various prints, inclusive of kente and Ankara prints. In an age where women of all shapes and sizes are appreciated, Ashanti Swimwear has …

#GhanaMade50: Ama Amo-Agyei

Ama Amo-Agyei is one of the few entrepreneurs who can proudly say that she managed to turn a passion into a source of income. Even more than this, her success story is unique because it is a pandemic success story. Like many others, she lost her job during the pandemic retrenchment that occurred in 2020. …

#GhanaMade50: Jasmine Ama

Jasmine Ama is a Ghanaian-Australian entrepreneur and content creator. She recently relocated back to Ghana and aims to give people in the diaspora a realistic perspective of what life in Ghana really is like by spotlighting the following pillars of the Ghanaian economy: culture, food, housing, and tourism. Jasmine has a Youtube channel with over …

#GhanaMade50: Vanessa Kanbi

Vanessa Kanbi is a mother of 2 who lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, sharing her exploration of Ghana. One way that she does this is through interviewing inspirational people, people who have moved to Ghana from the diaspora, and also through reviewing the best places for tourists to stay, eat and visit in Ghana. In her …

#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: 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: 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 …