Afriyie-kumi is the de­signer and en­tre­pre­neur be­hind A A K S, the chic bag brand that shines a spot­light on Ghana’s tra­di­tional weavers

The Africa Report - - CONTENTS - In­ter­view by Diane Au­drey Ngako

Ghana­ian de­signer Ako­sua Afriyie-kumi

What are you lis­ten­ing to at the mo­ment?

Kygo, Ella Hen­der­son, and music from the north of Ghana.

Who is your style crush?

Solange Knowles.

Where do you go out with friends?

Tea Baa and The Repub­lic Bar are our go-to places in Accra.

What is your great­est achieve­ment?

Start­ing a fash­ion ac­ces­sories brand in Ghana and be­ing stocked by An­thro­polo­gie and Ur­ban Out­fit­ters in the first year.

What are your favourite hol­i­day des­ti­na­tions?

Tough choice, but I would say Rome and Cape Town.

What’s your favourite app?

Flip­board – this is my go-to app for all info on busi­ness and fash­ion. You can cre­ate your own mag­a­zine and store all the great con­tent you come across on­line on the app.

How would you de­scribe Accra to some­one who has never been?

It’s busy and vi­brant! Best place to live in Ghana. It has a good bal­ance of art, cul­ture and busi­ness.

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