Kwadwo Asare Apori: Meet the Ghanaian lecturer who makes smoothie bikes and turns old bathtubs into chairs

Kwadwo Asare Apori: Meet the Ghanaian lecturer who makes smoothie bikes and turns old bathtubs into chairs

  • Kwadwo Asare Apori is an entrepreneur and lecturer at the Takoradi Technical University
  • As an interior designer, he transforms old bikes into smoothie bikes and discarded bathtubs into beautiful furniture
  • Asare Apori has shared how the ideas came to him

A Ghanaian lecturer and entrepreneur, Kwadwo Asare Apori, envisions a future in which he is the main manufacturer and distributor of smoothie bikes across the nation.

Smoothie bikes are stationary bicycles that harness the cyclist's pedalling energy to mechanically power a blender with fruits to produce a drink.

The idea came to him to build smoothie bikes in November 2019 after seeing a picture of it in Australia, and he instantly became fascinated. He had enquired about the price and learned that one smoothie bike costs about $2,000.

Kwadwo Asare Apori: Meet the Ghanaian lecturer who makes smoothie bikes and turns old bathtubs into chairs
Kwadwo Asare Apori: Meet the Ghanaian lecturer who makes smoothie bikes and turns old bathtubs into chairs. Image: crabbimedia
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How it started

''I got the idea to make smoothie bikes in November 2019. I saw a picture of it in Australia and started a locally made one because I asked about it, and the price for one smoothie bike was around $2,000, so I started to sit and plan to do one myself,'' said Asare Apori.

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The Ghanaian preacher and lecturer at the Takoradi Technical University turned manufacturer, produces domestic smoothie bikes at a lower cost but with similar quality.

Making one himself

Asare Apori takes old bikes and recycles them into smoothie bikes with industrial blenders powered by a cyclist to produce smoothies.

''It cost me 1,500 to make a smoothie bike. To make the bikes, I go buy old second bikes and industrial blenders and put the two together to make the bike. I respray and redesign.
''I want to be the person producing at a lower cost all around Ghana.''

As an interior design lecturer, Asare Apori also transforms old bathtubs into beautiful chairs for home and office use.

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