Meet the ‘street’ make-up artist taking over Accra

Meet the ‘street’ make-up artist taking over Accra

On the streets of Accra, Tema Station to be specific, one would find many people engaged in various occupations.

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However, inasmuch as the area is a strong business hub, there are certain jobs that are predominantly considered for only males or females.

One of those jobs is make-up artistry. For many people, being a make-up artiste is a job for females, since it is their own counterparts who patronize it the most.

Meet the ‘street’ make-up artist taking over Accra

Eugenia interviewing Amu. Photo Credit:

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Well, not everyone thinks the same way and in Daniel Amu is a young man who has found fulfillment in taking make-up artistry to a whole new level on the streets of Tema Station.

Narrating how he got himself into such a rare business as a male, Amu revealed to Citi FM’s Eugenia Tenkorang that he started off by selling make-up products.

But after realizing that the buyers of his products usually request for the services of a make-up artist, he decided to venture into such a business.

“The place I used to work, they sacked us from there so I got a place here (Tema Station) to start selling the make-up,” he told

One day, I realized that when the ladies come and buy make-up, they ask: ‘we want to shape our eyebrows’ so I decided to start doing it for them.

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According to him, he has never regretted going into this business, saying the number of customers he gets in a day are enough to ensure his pockets never run dry.

 He revealed that he receives as many as 10 male customers on a daily basis, adding that bridal make-up has also become a part of his work.

Meet the ‘street’ make-up artist taking over Accra

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Sometimes I can do about 10 people, for the men – young guys and so on. But for the women in particular, it is uncountable.

“I do bridal make-up in addition to the normal make-up. At times I get contracts and I go and do the make-up for them.

“For the normal makeup, it costs GHc 30, but when they come, I reduce the price and do it for them at GHc 20. For the bridal make-up cost, I charge GHc 600 and GHc 500 unless I want to consider the person and it also depends on where the person is.

 Amu is proud of what he is doing currently and insists becoming a make-up artist has made him a fulfilled man.

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