We love to tell stories about young people making it happen in Ghana despite challenges in combining school and other life pressures with a thriving business. These 6 young Ghanaian entrepreneurs featured here have proven to be exceptional in their fields and successful in multiple areas of their lives. They are an inspiration to us.

From our earlier post about students with businesses making it happen, this also features 6 of our favorite young Ghanaian entrepreneurs who own businesses we love.

From fashion connoisseurs to beauty grooming to DJs and more, you will witness firsthand the passion, creativity, and determination that drives these young Ghanaian entrepreneurs.

1. Genes Hair Gallery – Beauty Salon
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Genes Hair Gallery is a true testament to Genevieve’s passion and dedication. Starting as a freelance side gig while studying political science at the University of Ghana, Genevieve’s love for braiding has propelled her towards success. Even while burning the midnight oil, her zeal for braiding remained unquenched. If you are looking for a beauty salon that can groom and cater to all your hairstyle needs, “book Genevieve! She can do it for you!” Locs, braids, or cornrows, Genes Hair Gallery is the place to be! 

2. DJ Phantom – Beats and Jams

Through Grace and Takashi, DJ Phantom has single-handedly harnessed music while juggling the beats and rhythms that make us move and groove. DJ Phantom is also a past student at the University of Ghana and one of the young Ghanaian entrepreneurs who skillfully balanced the world of music with the demands of school. With his magical mixes and spellbinding tunes, DJ Phantom casts a spell on the dance floor, captivating audiences with his electrifying performances. If you ever need that one magical DJ to lighten up your event, DJ Phantom is here.

3. SPiCE! – Clothing (Brand)

Starting as a jean brand with a smack of the bold SPICE sticker on the bottom or sexy low-back trousers that accentuate the curves “yo momma” gave you, spicethebrand has flourished into something extraordinary. Now, strutting their recent collection on URBN MALL, viewers can attest that founder Rachel Kwapong has harnessed the power to create these outfits with generous doses of casual chic, daring aura, bold statement. As a final year student of Ashesi University, it is evident that she balances the workload of both worlds: school and her passion.

4. Bijouxgh – Jewellery Plug

Every look is better with some jewellery and that is what Bijouxgh seeks to do. Making you look exceptionally beautiful like the queen you are, whether you are going on a dinner date with your loved one on a girls’ night out with your friends or just going to lectures, accessories from Bijouxgh will have you looking like a queen no matter what you are wearing. The Founder Lousia Ofosuhene is a level 300 student at the University of Ghana who also combines this business with other gigs. Check out the page on Instagram and follow.

5. Kyo1z – Uprising Music Producer

Get ready to vibe with Kyo1z, a young man from Ghana who is making waves in the music industry. Kyo1z, also known as Duane Awuah Darko, is the ultimate music maestro and student extraordinaire at the University of Aberdeen! He is acing two things: studies and dropping dem beats. With his debut album “Capable,” he is taking the music scene by storm by bringing a fresh twist to Afrobeats. Keep an eye out for this talented student-music producer as he continues to pursue his dreams and create amazing music

6. Mahalia Hair – Beauty Product

It is the era of sleek and bouncy hair, where ladies aim to look stunning with their wigs shining in the sunlight. How about giving Mahalia Hair a try? It is the ultimate hair affair. Whether you are into kinky curly, Jerry curly, deep, loose, water, or body hair, Mahalia’s got you covered. Even as a student at UPSA, she is dedicated to bringing you the finest quality hair from around the world. Are you ready to shine and glow like never before? Follow her beauty page on instagram

Be sure to follow these young entrepreneurs and keep an eye on their journey. In a few years, they will be some of the continent’s biggest business moguls.

About the Writer

Hiyaaaa, Adwoa Afriyie Sarpong here! In my bubble, it is all about reading, drawing, designing, and whatever YouTube presents after typing “How to”. My mind goes beyond this universe! Hellooo, huge fan of Eric Cartman and Bredon Small here! – those two are phenomenal! Every day, I learn something new about myself, an exciting journey of self-discovery!