Sit in the church, have a conversation in your various circles or just ask anyone around and they will tell you that a woman is best appreciated with hair on. Most men have their own perceptions about ladies without perms, weaves or braids.
In a somewhat traditional society like ours, change is dreaded and that extends to fashion. It really takes a woman with “cojones” to dare to be different. Drop all your judgements, be open minded and let’s show you thirteen of Ghana’s bad-ass ladies who are rocking their short hair and breaking glass ceilings in their respective fields.
Beryl Agyekum Ayaaba
If you are reading this, Beryl is the reason why. Her go-getting attitude and resilience has brought forth Ghana’s number one youth marketing brand, Echo House. Starting from the Echo Magazine, she has built a unique youth marketing agency which has worked with top notch brands like Vodafone, Guinness and Coca-Cola. Now here’s a shocker…Beryl studied Civil Engineering back in KNUST after her graduation from St. Roses Girls. Have a chat with her and you will know she absolutely loves people!
Edith is a freelance writer who graduated from the University of Hull in the U.K. Using her crowdfunding platform, Blooming Africa, she has helped changed lives and transformed the society.Shhh! She’s also the Editor-In-Chief of Kuulpeeps. Since her days in Aburi Girls’, this petite woman has set herself apart from her peers and she keeps on winning…go brown-eyed baldie…go!
After her Miss Malaika win in 2006, the Achimota alumnus has managed to stay relevant compared to most Malaika winners. Hamamat is a model, children’s book author, philanthropist and a global travel ambassador. She currently has a skin care line and has her target set on being a supermodel. She debuted her short hair early 2016 and has kept has dazzled…she truly is a malaika.
After retiring from her forty-year political career, Joyce Aryee went on to become a Reverend Minister. The “Akora” and University of Ghana alumnus is the founder of a para-Christian organization called Salt and Light Ministries. She was the first woman to head the Ghana Chamber of Mines
Even if you are not a fan of Kumawood movies, you probably would know who this beauty is. Emelia is one of Ghana’s favorite actresses who has recently added directing and producing to the impressive resume. Her impeccable English sets her apart from her other Kumawood colleagues earning her stints in Ghallywood. Emelia stunned Ghana with her haircut in April 2017. Emelia holds a diploma in Journalism, Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and an ICM certificate in broadcast journalism.
Since childhood, Wiyaala has always been considered different. From Stars of the Future to Vodafone Icons, this beauty has wowed Ghanaians with her super voice and unique personality. She had her tertiary education at the Takoradi Polytechnic and moved on to star in music reality shows. She broke from her band, Black N Peach, to become a solo musician. She has made a success of it since then. She has received awards and is the brand ambassador for Pepsi and All Stars Converse.
Comfort Ocran is a motivational speaker and author. She is the CEO of Legacy & Legacy and Executive Director of Springboard Roadshow Foundation, a youth development and mentoring platform. She is also the co-founder of Combert Impressions. She is a University of Ghana alumni where she studied Linguistics.
Miss Nai-Kwade is a fashion designer and co-founder of Wear Ghana, a clothing line which is inspired by African fashion, designs and patterns. The KNUST alumnus makes everything from casual to bridal items. Wear Ghana uses high quality Ankara or African wax print combined with other plain colored high quality material to create a ‘Patchwork Design.
Ama Duncan has more than 12 years’ experience in the field of Human Resources Development and is the Founder of Corporate Training Solutions (CTS). She is also the Founder of the Fabulous Woman Network (the FWN), which brings women together to share experiences, learn, network, and collaborate. This short-haired ‘bosschick’ is one of the Mandela Washington Fellows. With an MBA from the Paris Graduate School of Management, France, and a BA in Linguistics from the University of Ghana, Ama Duncan is committed to celebrating, developing, and inspiring women as well as to providing solutions to corporate training needs.
Jay Abrefi Gyebi
You might not know her by her name but if you are an avid social media user, you probably might have hear of ‘mukasechic’. Jay graduated from the University of Ghana. She quit her job in advertising to pursue cooking-her passion since childhood. She runs one of Accra’s most patronized restaurants where she serves local dishes with a zing of chicness.
Dr. Ama Boohene-Andah
Right from Wesley Girls through to University of Ghana Medical School, Maa Bettina has shown diligence, discipline and dutifulness. Dr Bettina Boohene-Andah has practiced medicine since 1999 and is also a qualified nutritionist. She has worked at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, the Ridge Hospital and the Akai House Clinic all in Accra, Ghana. In 2004 she was appointed physician to H.E John A. Kuffuor, former President of Ghana where she headed the Presidential Medical Team for five years.
At 50, veteran actress Akorfa seems to give these so-called youth a run for their money. She attended the St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School for sixth form. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts which she earned from the University of Ghana, Legon. She is one of Ghana’s leading actresses starring in top-notch movies like “For Better For Worse”, “Divine Love”, “My Mother’s Heart” etc. She also has produced some movies like “I Sing of a Well”. In addition to landing acting gigs, she is also a restaurateur who owns her own eating place called Fafali’s Hot Pot.
Estelle is undoubtedly one of the country’s leading ladies in technology. She is the country manager of Google… you heard right! She was once the managing director of Busyinternet now Busy. She attended Ghana International School and furthered her education at the University of Sussex.