Meet The 2 Ghanaian Friends Who Turned Their Passions Into Separate Businesses After Losing Their Jobs

Meet The 2 Ghanaian Friends Who Turned Their Passions Into Separate Businesses After Losing Their Jobs

  • After they were laid off from their paying jobs five years ago, two Ghanaian friends converted their interests into thriving ventures
  • Emmanuel Teye Jnr heads QuickRent Africa, and Kyere makes a living by creating magnificent aquariums for clients
  • In an interview with JoyNews, the pair described their bumpy paths to starting their own businesses

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Two Ghanaian friends, Emmanuel Teye Jnr and Kyere, turned their passions into flourishing businesses after losing their paying jobs five years ago.

Teye Jnr was laid off as an accounting manager and lost his source of income as a result, while Kyere also lost his field sales officer job.

Photos of Emmanuel Teye Jnr and Kyere.
Meet the 2 Ghanaian friends who have turned their passions into separate thriving ventures. Photo credit: JoyNews.
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Harsh realities compel friends to start their ventures

The pair had to do menial jobs to survive, but life's unpleasant realities would compel them to start their own businesses.

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Teye's difficulties were compounded when COVID-19 struck Ghana. He had a rude awakening while searching for accommodation. The daunting search for a room compelled him to contact a friend in Kenya, leading to QuickRent Africa's formation.

Similarly, Kyere turned his love for aquariums into a business, a decision that landed him a major contract that propelled his venture to another level.

The duo spoke and detailed their journey, struggles, and becoming business owners with JoyNews.

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Nathaniel Crabbe (Human-Interest editor) Nathaniel Crabbe is a journalist and editor with a degree in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where he graduated in 2015. He earned his master's from UPSA in December 2023. Before becoming an editor/writer of political/entertainment and human interest stories at Asaase Radio, Crabbe was a news reporter at TV3 Ghana. With experience spanning over ten years, he now works at as a human interest editor. You can reach him via