David Boanuh: Meet the Ashesi graduate who started own company before he completed uni

David Boanuh: Meet the Ashesi graduate who started own company before he completed uni

- David Boanuh is the founder of Beautiful Stories, a filmmaking start-up

- His company has produced social media and television ads for multiple Unilever brands; Baileys, Vaseline, Blue Band and Geisha

- Then 19-years-old, Boanuh first started as a Management Information Systems student at Ashesi University and later changed his career aspirations

- YEN.com.gh throws the spotlight on the young thriving entrepreneur

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While filmmaking was not on the list of likely career paths for David Boanuh when he first enrolled at Ashesi University as a Management Information Systems student, his career aspirations changed after his first year in school.

The 19-year-old founder of Beautiful Stories, a filmmaking start-up was also the president of the Photography and Film club while on campus.

Ashesi.edu.gh reports that after taking Foundations of Design and Entrepreneurship (FDE), a required course for first years at Ashesi, focusing on entrepreneurship and design thinking, David changed his career aspirations entirely.

David produced his first video during the mandatory course after his team decided to make a video to explain their final solution with him as the team leader.

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By the time Ashesi’s Career Services held the annual career fair on campus, David had built quite the film-making portfolio.

''Moving from stand to stand with my laptop in hand, I presented one of my videos to the company representatives because I knew what I wanted,'' David Boanuh told Ashesi.edu.gh.

''That particular video was a compilation of event snippets I had recorded with my friend’s camera. Most companies were impressed with it and I got multiple job offers that day, including my first contract with Unilever.''

Since then, David has worked consistently as a freelancer for Unilever, a world-leading consumer good company.

A year into the partnership, he has produced social media and television ads for multiple Unilever brands; Baileys, Vaseline, Blue Band and Geisha including his biggest ad campaign yet for Rexona, Be the next champ campaign.

''Working with Unilever has boosted my work ethic and, especially during the Rexona campaign where we scouted for football players in all the regions in Ghana,'' he shared.

''My job was to produce a video after each region and so I tasked myself with producing a TV-worth video every 24-hours. It was tough because I stayed up most nights until all the work was done.''

After a four-year course, David completed his programme in June 2019 and shared lovely photos on social media.

''My dad flew to Ghana as soon as my graduation was confirmed. He had doubts but I wasn't mad. I graduated @ashesi having co-founded a company with multiple international and local deals.There were semesters I had to fly out more than once.Grateful because I doubted too.Never again,'' David Boanuh write along with the images.

In other stories, YEN.com.gh reported undoubtedly, it takes more than just resilience to bounce back after a near-death experience and Onyameba Betty is yet another proof of a Divine Being who engineers second chances.

According to social media user Oppong Jeremiah, visibly limbless Onyameba Betty lost both legs after an accident.

''An Enviable, affable and a strong lady indeed Accident couldn’t Comprehend her not ...The accident was to break her down But surprisingly it rather encouraged and strengthened her to uplift the good Name of the Lord through worship And inspirational songs...Isn’t she Amazing? Enjoy your day.

May God bless you for allowing yourself to be an instrument to ya maker,'' Jeremiah wrote in celebration of Betty when she turned a new age in December 2019.

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