Faces of Ghana: Meet Ghana’s 'untypical' barber who claims to have no competition

Faces of Ghana: Meet Ghana’s 'untypical' barber who claims to have no competition

Popularly called Justice the barber, he hails from Ejisu- Juaben, a suburb of Ghana’s Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi.

He was compelled to migrate to Accra, to assist his father as a shop attendant after Junior High School.

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Justice says he possessed the talent of barbering from childhood but that was not his ambition since his parents were not in support of his God-given talent.

According to him, the decision to explore his talent arose when he came across the exceptional works of an already established barber on social media.

He recalls how he begun the journey as an apprentice in different shops. His first trainer was Andis at Fadama, a suburb of Accra, and has been through several shops including Barbers Academy in Achimota.

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He said he was inspired by posts on the Celebrity Barber’s social media pages and decided to emulate by creating his own Instagram page.

Justice’s social media pages were created and are being managed by his friend, Dawoud.

Speaking of popular figures he has barbered, Justice named Ghanaian Photo Model, Lharley; Ghanaian Musician, Keche; Ghanaian Fooballer, Wakaso among others.

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His biggest challenge has been the lack of support from his parents and immediate family. He narrated how he was disowned by his parents and sacked from home.

Upon leaving home in 2016, he was left to the mercy of society and left with no option than to sleep in the barbering shops he worked in

To Justice, life is full of challenges but with a clear aim, no obstacle should be too big to bar an individual from accomplishing their goals.

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He is against the notion that some professions, such as his, are for the illiterates and uneducated.

He thinks it is long overdue for people respect all occupations since every occupation has the potential of yielding returns and bringing economic fortunes.

Justice hopes to revamp and make the barbering industry in Ghana a relevant and well-respected one.

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His advice to parents is they should support, help shape and nurture talents and passions their children have instead of imposing other interests on them.

"Branding plays an instrumental role in the profitability of every business", Justice added.

He recommended humility, devotion to God, hard work and diligence as virtues for everyone who wanted to be successful.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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