Akua Djanie-Manfo aka Blakofe is an award-winning writer specializing in African development and cultural issues. Raised in the UK, Akua returned to Ghana at age 25 and what started as her personal observation of life in her Motherland soon turned into an award-winning column; “Reflections Of An Ordinary African Woman”, in the number one Pan-African magazine, New African. For over 15 years, Akua has uniquely and in a clear and concise, yet simple manner addressed socio-political matters affecting Ghana and Africa. Akua holds an MA in Development Communication and a BA(Hons.) in Social Science.
When she is not writing hard-hitting reflections, Akua wears a creative hat and is known as one of Ghana’s top media personalities, with over 20 years’ experience in TV (Aljazeera and Mnet), Radio, Tourism, Advertising and Events. She is the immediate former Deputy CEO, Ghana Tourism Development Company.