Ghanaian entrepreneur, Vida Agyemang’s dream was just to open her shop and sell her wares. Little did she think this act will make her an unofficial “ambassador” promoting the entire continent.
Based in Atlanta Georgia, Vida has been operating her African arts shop for the past 10years. She tells me her entrepreneurial ingenuity and desire to draw foreigners closer to Africa drove her to start her business.
“I am a person who is interested in business so when I came to Georgia and I got the opportunity to enter into business, I decided to sell something that can bring people closer to Africa. To let people know what we have in Africa and also let people cherish what we have”
Selling items from all over Africa, She tells me her clientele are mostly Whites and Black Americans:
“….Those who are born here, the Americans, they love it. Mostly the Black Americans because they feel like they are Africa so when they come here they feel at home, they feel like I am in Africa, I want to go back home…especially when it came to the year of return, we encouraged them to come to Ghana”
In the full interview below she opened up alot more and made to MzGee about her shop, her love for Africa and her future plans!