THE VOICE OF THE GHANAIAN DIASPORA

#GhanaMades50: Gifty Boakye

Gifty Boakye is a Ghanaian-American model and entrepreneur. Her interests in modelling started when she turned 16. Since then she has witnessed events such as the The Moncler 2011 FW Fashion Presentation. She attended St. John’s University where she graduated from in 2017. She launched her own clothing and beauty endeavour NVTIVE Shop in 2016. …

#GhanaMades50: Esther Twenefour

Esther Twenefour popularly known as Queen Haddassah is a London based professional makeup artist. Esther is also no stranger to the YouTube world as she has used this platform to channel her skills and precision when it comes to enhancing the beauty of a woman through a flawless makeup application.  Majority of Esther’s clients have …

#GhanaMades50: Elaine Amankwah Nietmann

Elaine immigrated at a young age from Ghana to the United States. She immediately fell in love with the country as she experienced the beautiful scenery and the diverse people in her new surroundings. Elaine was quickly attracted to the numerous opportunities that abound in the United States. Her family had a great start to life …

#GhanaMades50: Dora Owusu

Dora’s stunning looks have helped her to become a full time, working model who occasionally has to ask her college professors if she can take a test early because she has to get to the set on time. Dora has been featured in campaigns for CoverGirl, Sephora, Artist Couture, Anastasia Beverly Hills as well as an advertorial …

#GhanaMades50: Diana Wilson

Diana Wilson is a highly successful young social entrepreneur, marketing strategist at Google, activist and global speaker. She was recognized as the ‘Next Black Female Mark Zuckerberg’ via Face2Face Africa. She has gone viral for her achievements via MTV and LinkedIn. Recently, Diana has created Yielding Accomplished African Women: West Africa’s first finance & technology …

GhanaMades50: Dee Poku Spalding

Dee Poku-Spalding is an entrepreneur, community builder and women’s advocate. She was born in the UK and raised between London and Accra. She is the Founder and CEO of WIE, an influential membership network and platform for women leaders. It began back in 2010 as the WIE Symposium – one of the early modern women’s …

#GhanaMades50: Danielle Kwateng

Born in 1987 to two Ghanaian immigrants, Danielle Kwateng is a journalist, editor, entrepreneur, and cultural critic. After earning her degree in print journalism and fashion merchandising from Howard University, Danielle attended Columbia University’s coveted Publishing Course. There, she refined her skills as a reporter and learned the art of authentic, authoritative storytelling. In the …

#GhanaMades50: Clara Amfo

Clara Amfo is best known for her 10am -1pm BBC Radio 1 show, and it’s world famous Live Lounge slot. Clara’s show has seen her interview the world’s most prolific artists from Jay-Z, Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell Williams to name but a few.  She was also the host of the iconic BBC Radio …

#GhanaMades50: Chanel Ambrose

Chanel Ambrose is a Content Creator of 10 years, who’s journey began on Youtube back in 2012. She was one of the pioneers when it came to Black British Women on Youtube buzzing with; Beauty, Lifestyle and Fashion videos we needed in our community. Through her platform she has been able to birth several businesses …

#GhanaMades50: Catherine Addai

Catherine Addai is the founder and CEO of Toronto fashion boutique Kaela Kay, and the recipient of 2019 Ladies Wear Designer of the year award from the African Fashion Industry Awards. She has won three times, with her most recent win in August 2019. Catherine started her business because she wanted to wear pieces she …

#GhanaMades50: Coach Cass

Cassandra Nuamah, aka “Coach Cass” is a dance fitness & wellness coach that makes healthy living and positive energy contagious through dance, fitness, curated travel, and community service. She’s a master Kukuwa® African Dance Fitness Instructor, teaching and training people in this style of dance fitness globally.  The Kukuwa®African Dance Workout she teaches is an …

#GhanaMades50: Bridget Boakye

Bridget Boakye is a data scientist, writer, activist, and entrepreneur based in Accra, Ghana. Raised in both Ghana and the U.S., she is particularly interested in issues that draw on the experiences, insights, and values from both Africa and the African Diaspora. She is currently an Amplify Africa Fellow and member of the Global Shapers …