The International Finance Corporation, a sister organisation to the World Bank, released an infographic featuring 100 start-ups across the four regions of Africa in October 2018. In West Africa, Ghana came second to Nigeria with a total of 11 start-ups named including Buildpals, KudiGO and Esoko. But this figure just scratches the surface and fails to acknowledge the scale of raw talent and entrepreneurship operating in the system. Continue reading “Ghana’s bright idea makers”
A chance encounter with a Ghanaian actress changed one jobless digital artist’s passion for creating, into a full-time job. His name is Danny Arthur-Baidoo and hers Ama K Abebrese – best known for her award-winning performance in the Sinking Sands. Danny was doing his National Service (work experience required of all students in Ghana after tertiary education) back in 2015 and took a break to visit his home town of Takoradi where he randomly saw Ama K buying waakye in the market. Continue reading “Digital painter uses people power to grow business”
If you are looking for colourful socks representing the vibrancy of West Africa, look no further than Afrisocks – a new venture established by two entrepreneurs at the beginning of the year that aims to promote African culture and design.
Accra Cycle Share & Tour claims to be the first of its kind to introduce a cycle, share and tourism experience to Accra.
Established in June 2018, the concept came out of a desire to get visitors seeing as much of Accra as possible in an efficient and ‘green’ way. Continue reading “Accra’s alternative tourism experience”
If you are looking for a game, can’t find it in the shops – why not make it yourself? That was the thinking behind Patrick Adom’s ‘Very Puzzled’ creation – a jigsaw puzzle with an Africa theme designed to make learning fun, educational and accessible to all. Continue reading “Puzzle-maker proves learning can be fun”
Getting students to think critically about science and apply this learning to their everyday lives is never a bad thing. Couple that with a national competition inviting schools to submit science experiments, a chance for the public to vote on the most creative experiment and an opportunity for prizes to be won and the idea sounds like a winner! Continue reading “Ghana – vote for your favourite science experiment!”
This event is one not to miss. I’ve gone religiously since the event was launched some years back and is a great showcase for African foods, fashion, music and models. Click here to learn more and to keep tabs on other community events, follow What’s on in Your Community.
What is African fashion? Should it be confined to colourful prints only or is the nationality/ethnicity of the creator the important factor? Through these posts, I explore this topic – speaking to those in the industry and those with a passion for print. Check out some of the links below and tell me your thoughts….. Continue reading “Fashion”
Seun Oboite represents an emerging crop of young Black entrepreneurs that are combining talent, education and a fearlessness about entering the business world.
In her early 20s, Louise Broni-Mensah became the first Black female entrepreneur to secure capital from a seed fund provider in Silicon Valley to grow her fledgling business Shoobs (pronounced Shubz).
The guy Ghanaians reportedly called the bamboo man came to London in June to promote his handmade bamboo bikes to the UK market. Kwabena Danso is the founder and ceo of Booomers – a range of bikes made in Ghana and designed to provide the healthier ones among us with a novel way of getting around. Continue reading “Bamboo bike maker explores UK market”
Meet the young entrepreneur who looks set to make the phrase ‘Lost in Translation’ obselete with the launch of his latest wireless technology. Continue reading “Breaking barriers in communication”