Nana Odeneho Pokua: 89-year-old Elderly Ghanaian Woman who Works as a Seamstress Narrates her Story

Nana Odeneho Pokua: 89-year-old Elderly Ghanaian Woman who Works as a Seamstress Narrates her Story

  • A vibrant senior citizen of Ghana, Nana Odeneho Pokua has opened up about her journey to working as a full-time seamstress
  • The 89-year-old grandma shared that her mother who used to be the leader of seamstresses in the Kumasi market taught her the trade
  • Nana revealed that to date, she still uses her mother's sewing machine

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An elderly Ghanaian woman by the name of Nana Odeneho Pokua has been granted an interview on a YouTube channel known as Oheneba Media where she opened up about her profession as a seamstress.

Madam Pokua recounted that she began sewing at a very young age after being trained by her mother, Nana Konadu who was the leader of all the seamstresses at the Kumasi market.

Meet 89-year-old woman who is a seamstress
Sewing machine, Nana Odeneho Pokua sewing Photo credit: Jamie Garbutt/Getty Images, Ohenenaba TV/YouTube
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Speaking to the host, Nana revealed that she still uses the sewing machine her mother once used.

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The vibrant grandmother also said she was taught sewing back in school by the then white tutors.

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She shared more about her journey in the video linked below;

Subscribe to watch new videos earlier reported that Abigail Gyanwah, a young lady who graduated from the University of Cape Coast in 2018, now runs two startups; Shefata Clothing and Braids and Cuts Palace, which have a total of about 10 employees.

Speaking to, Abigail indicates that she decided to start something for herself when she was only in level 200 in the university because of the high unemployment rate in the country.

"Although my mother was not in full support at the time because she wanted me to focus on my studies, I still persevered and learned on YouTube how I could sew dresses myself. But now, she is proud of me," Abigail recalls.

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When asked how she got the motivation to start up a business so early, Abigail who studied Bachelor of Commerce for her first degree indicated that it was a combination of factors including the fact that she is a firstborn who needed to work hard and assist her parents.

Shefata Clothing is currently six years old and has nine employees but Braids and Cuts Palace, a mobile hair salon, is only five months old, with one employee so far.


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