- 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.
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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Meet Kojo Soboh the founder of EMY Africa Awards
His father's work provided him and his family a comfortable existence, but the scion of the Soboh family would take a very different path.
The EMY Africa founder had the desire to bring people together and entertain them, and this would later influence his path to becoming an entertainer and event producer.
Kojo's life began in Prestea, where he attended the Prestea Goldfields School as a child. When his father relocated his family to the mining town of Bogoso, he was transferred to the Golden Star School. This is where Kojo discovered his passion for the arts.
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