Ghanaian IT graduate becomes successful celebrity stylist after branching into tailoring
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Ghanaian IT graduate becomes successful celebrity stylist after branching into tailoring

- Despite graduating from the university with a degree in Information Technology (IT), Johnson Martey Junior, branched into tailoring

- However, what urged the talented fashion brain to become an exceptional stylist is the months of frustration, owing to being unemployed

- The CEO of Ohene-Mantse Couture, sat in an interview with YEN.com.gh to detail how the journey to becoming a global fashion brand began

After six months of staying home unemployed, the ‘thorns of frustration and depression’ would compel a talented young Ghanaian to clutch unto his passion which would years later become a powerhouse fashion brand.

Born in Greater Accra, Johnson Martey Junior, comes from a large family of thirteen including seven sisters, three brothers, his mother and father.

While a toddler, Martey Junior, completed Calvary International Primary School and later got admission to study a 4-year General Arts programme at Tema Methodist Secondary school after completing junior secondary school at Ford.

For Martey, while acquiring a university degree became necessary, his passion to establish himself as a fashion designer captured the best part of his teenage dreams.

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He would later enroll as a student at the Methodist University to study a diploma programme in Information Technology (IT) and graduate with certification in IT.

Despite having parents who thought becoming a doctor or a lawyer was the best for him, Martey, didn't relent on developing his creative skills to establish himself as a global fashion brand.

However, his strong deserve to become a tailor became more eminent even after passing out from a Fire Service Youth Employment Programme.

Johnson Martey Junior, defines true resilience – he reveals that he had to borrow a colleague designer’s tailoring machine to enable him sew the first outfit from an order he received when he started out as a fashion designer.

Despite having parents who thought becoming a doctor or a lawyer was the best for him, Martey, didn't relent on developing his creative skills to establish himself as a global fashion brand.

While at home for six months as an unemployed graduate, he undertook online sewing courses to acquire the needed skills.

Currently, Johnson Martey Junior, has become a notable brand with revered personalities like Okyeame Kwame, John Dumelo and Don Jazzy as some of his clients.

Below is a full video of the exclusive interview:

Faces of Ghana: Meet the IT Graduate who has Branched into Tailoring| #Yencomgh

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Meanwhile, a young man became the apex of admiration when his height attracted lovely ladies around him at the 2019 Chale Wote Festival, an annual event organized to display mind-blowing crafts and artistry in James Town, Accra.

While the young man’s name was not disclosed, his senior brother, Delis, with Twitter name @delisworldwide, took to Twitter to recount moments when his younger brother stole the show at an event meant to entertain people through the appreciation of craft and artistry.

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Source: Yen

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