Welcome to the maiden edition of the AKADi Magazine. Akadi is inspired by the meaning for light in the Ghanaian language Ewe and this publication aims to shine a light on the transformative actions and inspiring experiences of Ghanaians on home soil and those in the Diaspora.
In this edition, we hear from individuals who are challenging and disrupting stereotypes about Africa and what it means to be African through their personal stories.
There are articles about a British-Ghanaian entrepreneur who, before the age of 30, had seized on gaps in the technology and entertainments markets and established successful businesses.
We learn more about one actor with royal connections, who became a household name in Black British comedy. And read about a living legend in Ghana’s film and theatre industries, who continues to shape and inspire many in the business today.
There is emerging talent too, namely one documentary film producer and director, who continues to explore language endangerment and its impact on Ghanaian diaspora communities.