Board of Directors

CEO, Founder

Sefa Gohoho Boatin

Sefa Gohoho is a Ghanaian Entrepreneur who is co-founder of Canoe Africa Luxury Magazine, and is the founder of the Concept store and art incubator UNTAMED EMPIRE.

Sefa Gohoho is a Ghanaian Entrepreneur who is co-founder of Canoe Africa Luxury Magazine, and is the founder of the Concept store and art incubator UNTAMED EMPIRE. Songhai Africa group, her umbrella company, is a privately owned company set up in 2009. Its multidisciplinary, multinational team of professionals shares a strong entrepreneurial culture and growing expertise in managing companies and brands with high emotional content, able to create a distinctive experience for consumers. She was educated in Ghana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and England. Sefa is an Alumnus of The London School of Economics. She speaks French and English, and is interested in building the capacity of African individuals and institutions.
Art Historian and Filmmaker

Nana Oforiatta Ayim

Nana Oforiatta Ayim is a Ghanaian writer, art historian and filmmaker. She has written widely on cultural narratives, histories, and institutions in Africa, and gives regular talks on the decolonization of knowledge and museums.

Nana Oforiatta Ayim is a Ghanaian writer, art historian and filmmaker. She has written widely on cultural narratives, histories, and institutions in Africa, and gives regular talks on the decolonization of knowledge and museums.

She is the founder of the ANO Institute of Arts & Knowledge, based in Accra; as she has said: "...like a lot of people involved in creative work in Ghana and other parts of Africa, it feels like it’s not just enough for us to produce, but that we have to provide the context and the paradigms for that production

Development Consultant

Roberta Annan

Roberta Annan is an impact investor and a development consultant. She is the founder of Roberta Annan Consulting LLC (RAC), a global management-consulting firm that is focused on impacting the sustainable social, political and economic development of Africa.

Roberta Annan is an impact investor and a development consultant. She is the founder of Roberta Annan Consulting LLC (RAC), a global management-consulting firm that is focused on impacting the sustainable social, political and economic development of Africa. She aligns investors with government entities and key strategic stakeholders to encourage the ease of doing business in Africa.
Media

Ofiebia Quist Acton

Ofiebia is a radio journalist, correspondent, commentator and broadcaster from Ghana. She works for National Public Radio, reporting on issues and events related to West Africa.

Ofiebia is a radio journalist, correspondent, commentator and broadcaster from Ghana. She works for National Public Radio, reporting on issues and events related to West Africa. Quist-Arcton was appointed the BBC West Africa correspondent in 1990, heading the regional bureau in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and covering 24 countries. She joined National Public Radio in 2004, reporting on Africa, covering all aspects of life and developments on the continent.She grew up in Ghana, Italy, Britain, and Kenya.
Head of Fashion Design

Francine Darko

Design Senior Account Manager/Energy Advisor in the Energy Solutions team at Associated Renewable.

Design Senior Account Manager/Energy Advisor in the Energy Solutions team at Associated Renewable. Prior to joining Associated Renewable, Francine worked at Ernst & Young as an M & A Analyst working on due diligence engagements for private equity and strategic buyers including Hertz, Cerberus Capital Management, and BackRock. Francine has a BS in Economics & Finance, and a minor in Business Law from Bentley University.
Board Member

Aldo Manfreda

Aldo Manfreda is Chief Operating Officer for Ghana’s leading dealership for high quality and luxury furniture. Former Gucci as a boutique supervisor and modeling for designer brands including Ralph Lauren, John Galliano, Patrizia Pepe, and D squared. Menswear Manager for Christian Louboutin in London.

Born in Ghana
Moved to Italy age ten , studied European economics in Milan whilst working for Gucci as a boutique supervisor. During which time he also worked as a model driving him further into the world of fashion. He modelled for brands such as Ralph Lauren , John galliano, Patrizia pepe and D squared. He then moved to London as an assistant manager for Abercrombie and Fitch flagship store which boasted a £10mil monthly turnover. Not content with the company culture he then took on the role of retail director for Bjornborg Sweden opening up retail locations across the uk. 2 years Into the role he was poached by Christian Louboutin as a menswear manager. His achievement s included opening up new locations such as Harrods in Knightsbridge and turning around the their flagship store business in Dover st. Aldo was also responsible for the seasonal retail buy and giving essential feedback to the maison in Paris for the development of next season collections. In his free time Aldo works on developing his own art and fashion related projects which are mainly for personal use or intimate collections open to friends and family.

Our Team

Patron

Wellington Baiden

Wellington has been the Managing Director of Portal Limited now Portal Forest Estates since 1996. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of New Wooden Products Limited. He is also CEO of Portal Wood Processing Ltd a Builders Joinery manufacturing Company, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Black Star Forests Ghana Ltd a 35,000 acre Forest Estate Development, Emerald Dreams an essential oil processing and natural beauty products manufacturing company,and a director of Trumpet Films Ghana, a film production company. He is also Chairman of the board of Chapel Hill school a non for profit community school and a trustee of Songhai Art Foundation.

WELLINGTON BAIDEN - Patron

Wellington has been the Managing Director of Portal Limited now Portal Forest Estates since 1996. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director
of New Wooden Products Limited. He is also CEO of Portal Wood Processing Ltd a Builders Joinery manufacturing Company, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Black Star Forests Ghana Ltd a 35,000 acre Forest Estate Development, Emerald Dreams an essential oil processing and natural beauty products manufacturing company,and a director of Trumpet Films Ghana, a film production company. He is also Chairman of the board of Chapel Hill school a non for profit community school and a trustee of Songhai Art Foundation

Art Historian and Filmmaker

Nana Oforiatta Ayim

Nana Oforiatta Ayim is a Ghanaian writer, art historian and filmmaker. She has written widely on cultural narratives, histories, and institutions in Africa, and gives regular talks on the decolonization of knowledge and museums.

Nana Oforiatta Ayim is a Ghanaian writer, art historian and filmmaker. She has written widely on cultural narratives, histories, and institutions in Africa, and gives regular talks on the decolonization of knowledge and museums.

She is the founder of the ANO Institute of Arts & Knowledge, based in Accra; as she has said: "...like a lot of people involved in creative work in Ghana and other parts of Africa, it feels like it’s not just enough for us to produce, but that we have to provide the context and the paradigms for that production

Development Consultant

Yaa Ohene

Roberta Annan is an impact investor and a development consultant. She is the founder of Roberta Annan Consulting LLC (RAC), a global management-consulting firm that is focused on impacting the sustainable social, political and economic development of Africa.

Roberta Annan is an impact investor and a development consultant. She is the founder of Roberta Annan Consulting LLC (RAC), a global management-consulting firm that is focused on impacting the sustainable social, political and economic development of Africa. She aligns investors with government entities and key strategic stakeholders to encourage the ease of doing business in Africa.
Media

Ofiebia Quist Acton

Ofiebia is a radio journalist, correspondent, commentator and broadcaster from Ghana. She works for National Public Radio, reporting on issues and events related to West Africa.

Ofiebia is a radio journalist, correspondent, commentator and broadcaster from Ghana. She works for National Public Radio, reporting on issues and events related to West Africa. Quist-Arcton was appointed the BBC West Africa correspondent in 1990, heading the regional bureau in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and covering 24 countries. She joined National Public Radio in 2004, reporting on Africa, covering all aspects of life and developments on the continent.She grew up in Ghana, Italy, Britain, and Kenya.
Board Member

Yaa Boateng

Design Senior Account Manager/Energy Advisor in the Energy Solutions team at Associated Renewable.

Design Senior Account Manager/Energy Advisor in the Energy Solutions team at Associated Renewable. Prior to joining Associated Renewable, Francine worked at Ernst & Young as an M & A Analyst working on due diligence engagements for private equity and strategic buyers including Hertz, Cerberus Capital Management, and BackRock. Francine has a BS in Economics & Finance, and a minor in Business Law from Bentley University.
CEO, Founder

Sefa Gohoho Boatin

Sefa Gohoho is a Ghanaian Entrepreneur who is co-founder of Canoe Africa Luxury Magazine, and is the founder of the Concept store and art incubator UNTAMED EMPIRE.

Sefa Gohoho is a Ghanaian Entrepreneur who is co-founder of Canoe Africa Luxury Magazine, and is the founder of the Concept store and art incubator UNTAMED EMPIRE. Songhai Africa group, her umbrella company, is a privately owned company set up in 2009. Its multidisciplinary, multinational team of professionals shares a strong entrepreneurial culture and growing expertise in managing companies and brands with high emotional content, able to create a distinctive experience for consumers. She was educated in Ghana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and England. Sefa is an Alumnus of The London School of Economics. She speaks French and English, and is interested in building the capacity of African individuals and institutions.

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1. Head Office – North Ridge

2. Incubator – Spintex

3. Concept store #2 – Departures, T3, Kotoka Int. Airport

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