Faces of Ghana: I am the miraculous Ghanaian xylophone manufacturer (video)

Faces of Ghana: I am the miraculous Ghanaian xylophone manufacturer (video)

-On Faces of Ghana, YEN.com.gh TV features a Ghanaian who has been manufacturing and selling xylophones locally for at least 20 years.

-He identifies lack of support and funds as his biggest challenge.

-He believes government and other stakeholders can do more to empower indigenous craftsmen like himself.

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Nuru Deen Adam Hussein who hails from the Goja Land of Ghana was born into a family of eight; himself, two brothers, three sisters and two parents.

His career as a xylophone manufacturer begun when he run into a gourd planter.

Upon interactions with the gourd planter, his curiosity as a young boy lead him to an agency that was training people assembling the parts the instrument.

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He then moved met another man who taught him how to tune the instrument, making his skills complete.

The craftsman adds that he gets the raw materials for his operations from a supplier in the northern region.

Nuru explains that due to the lack of a ready market for his wares, he carries them and hawks after production, hoping to get buyers.

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He laments the unwillingness of customers to pay realistic prices for the artifact adding that some people beat down the price to the extent that he some times does not break even.

According to Nuru, anytime he looks back to his childhood, he regrets his inability to climb the academic ladder to a meaningful point.

In the long to medium term, Nuru hopes to become a mass exporter of xylophones.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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