- Jessica Bema Asare has set up the UK's first African print bikini range
- It is already selling out
- She is just 19 and a student
A 19-year-old student Loughborough University in the UK has set up the UK's first African print bikini range from her university room — and it is selling out fast.
Jessica Bema Asare, who is studying Computing and Management, used the money her university awarded her for topping her class last year to establish the business.
In an interview with Daily Mail, she said her venture combines her love for fashion with promoting African prints in the UK and across the world.
Bema was born in the UK but moved with her family to Ghana when she was seven years old. She returned to the UK for further studies in 2015.
She said: "Moving to Ghana and attending a very Pro-African secondary school made me appreciate my culture and relate to my Ghanaian name Bema more."
Her first batch sold out within the first week and she had to replenish her stock immediately to satisfy the huge demand.
Bema hopes her venture can inspire young women, especially of color, to go into business and to be proud of their cultures.
To see her bikini designs, check out her Instagram profile here.
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