- Emelda Adjei is making a bold statement in Ghana's decor and construction industries with her craft
- She is the founder of Think Emmy's Interior Decor, a brand that provides services in reupholstery, upcycling, pallet works, and more
- The business officially started in late 2018 and has since served many homes and offices with its designs
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Emelda Adjei is the founder and lead at Think Emmy's Interior Decor, a brand that provides reupholstery, upcycling, pallet works, woodworks, and interior decor services.
The Ghanaian artisan has carved out a niche for herself in the male-dominated construction industry.
Women in professions ruled by men face cycles of challenges that compel some to look elsewhere to establish themselves and make a living in less precarious fields.
Nonetheless, Adjei has braved and triumphed the odds and successfully positioned herself in Ghana's decor and construction industries - albeit - on a scale that is yet to gain significant exposure.
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How it all started
Officially starting the decore brand in late 2018, the business has served many homes and offices. Adjei maximised an opportunity her former boss offered her when she went to the office on a casual visit.
Since her first job, she has worked on several others, providing the best decor designs to beautify homes and offices.
Braving the odds
''Some clients underate my skills because of my gender, but I remain focused. I don't allow that to deter me from delivering my best,'' says Adjei.
Her passion far outweighs the difficulties associated with the profession, which serves as an inspiration to continue serving people with the best in reupholstery, upcycling, and interior decor.
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She told YEN.com.gh that she now makes money: ''There are off peaks; during this time, the business becomes slow but you get to have your good days as well,'' she said.
Adjei is an alumna of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where she earned a degree in Journalism.
See photos of her work below:
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Meanwhile, Ghanaian female painter Agartha is among industrious and venturesome women breaking barriers in male-dominated occupations in the informal sector.
While Agartha, like many other female professional painters, is at a disadvantage because of her gender, she is making strides to change her living condition.
Her decision to take the paintbrush and begin working as a painter started over a year ago.
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