Meet Gamel Clodin, who gave up on being a doctor to make clothes

Meet Gamel Clodin, who gave up on being a doctor to make clothes

Gamel Adam Tabi is a young Ghanaian whose switch from medicine to the fashion business is a rare story but hopefully an inspiring one for other young people coming up.

YEN.com.gh has come across the inspiring story of Gamel Adam Tabi, courtesy of Nydjlive.com, who shunned studies in herbal medicine and redirected focus to being an entrepreneur dedicated to the fashion business.

A graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Tabi started the fashion business on campus as a student and has grown it successfully.

Currently, he is looking to expand Gamel Clodin into Africa and the rest of the world.

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About how he started, Tabi said: "In 2013, while on campus, it was time for a faculty dinner. I had some African prints in my wardrobe so I took them to a tailor.

But to my dismay, I was highly disappointed. So I told myself if there were people like me, who wanted to look African, how do they get these things at the right time, with the right settings and with the right finishing".

Realising the potential for a business, Tabi summoned his skills and decide to go in the fashion business delivering what he felt was absent on the market.

Tabi started going room to room on campus, taking wax prints from students and negotiating with tailors to sew them cost efficiently and on time.

With time, he had to get other fashion accessories to please another emerging market. Six years on, Tabi has his own store looking to open others in the country and in Africa.

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Currently, Tabi oversees as many as seven fashion designers who take customised orders as well as make clothes for his stores. He also has a growing customer service, brand marketing team.

The story of a man who could have become a doctor but turned into a shining fashion entrepreneur is truly the feel-good motivator young people all over the world need today.

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