Yvette Yaa Konadu Tetteh is a British-Ghanaian creative and business owner living in Accra. Growing up across cultures and continents, she is insatiably curious about identity, identity- making, and selfhood. A lifelong athlete, in 2016 she moved to her native Ghana with a plan to start a farm and creative space – she now runs an agro-processing company called Pure and Just Co. working to catalyse African potential, create sustainable employment, and prove that climate-positive and socially responsible industry is possible. Yvette serves on the Board of Directors for The Or Foundation.
JayJay Addo-Koranteng is the Executive Officer and Expedition Leader of BraveHearts Expeditions LTD, Ghana’s leading adventure and experiential learning company. He holds the rank of Master Guide in the Outdoors Association of Ghana, the leading industry association in West Africa. He has worked as a naturalist, outdoor educator, mountain and white-water guide, and an adventure sports instructor since 1999. His expedition leadership experience exceeds 3-thousand expedition operations and programmes in jungle, mountain, ice, coastal, lacustrine, desert, and alpine terrain across 4 continents, including 16 successful assaults of Mount Kilimanjaro. Through his adventure leadership, BraveHearts Expeditions is the first indigenous company to introduce commercial abseiling and kayaking into Ghana’s adventure tourism sector. JayJay is a Mandela Washington Fellow of the US Government’s Young African Leaders Initiative. The Mandela Washington Fellowship embodies the US Government’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa. The first class of Mandela Washington Fellows arrived in the US in June 2014 for six weeks of intensive executive leadership training, networking, and skills building, followed by a Presidential Summit in Washington, DC. Through this initiative, he and other young African business leaders gained the skills and connections they needed to accelerate their own career trajectories and contribute more robustly to spurring economic growth and enhancing peace and security in Africa. JayJay trained as a journalist at the Ghana Institute of Journalism, holds a master’s degree in international business and acquired business management education from non-degree Fellowships run by Dartmouth College and the Ohio University, all in the United States. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Business Management and author of a thriller, the Executive Hallucination.
Ofoe Amegavie is a Ghanaian-born (23/04/1987) self trained photographer known for capturing the intimacy in his culture and heritage. Having been active in the industry since 2011, he has been able to create his own unique style by applying a curious and spiritual perspective to fine art, documentary and fashion photography. Ofoe’s passion for all things cultural and spiritual about human societies is influenced by his own family’s ancestry, dating back to Togbui Sri I of Anloga, Volta Region (Ghana). This has led Ofoe to document as many aspects of traditional Ghanaian culture and heritage as possible and search for a different perspective on life and understanding of culture. Ofoe states; “throughout history, humans have always left behind stories about the time in which they lived. As time moves on, it is what we see or what we don’t see that defines our understanding of our existence here on earth. Just like my life defines my own time, my work seeks to inhabit a space and time that only my vision can define.”
Edwin’s skillset spans a range of creative disciplines, melding together design, music and art, contributing to and creating otherworldly work that pushes against the African grain. Having graduated with a degree in graphic design, Edwin has worked across a range of multidisciplinary projects, each time with the purpose of stretching the boundaries of and communicating what’s possible. He currently works for The Or Foundation as communications manager.