Black History 365: Adzigbli “Nana” Ama Comfort
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Meet the Black Woman Entrepreneur Whose Dad Trained Her to Be a Carpenter
Adzigbli “Nana” Ama Comfort, a furniture architect and designer from Ghana, has become famous for her skills and creativity in the field of carpentry – a male dominated industry. Her dad trained her before he died, and now she is the CEO and founder of Namas Decor GH – one of the fastest growing furniture design shops in the world! (Based in San Diego, CA)
Nana, who is from Ghana, has always dreamed of becoming a lawyer since she was a young child. As a young adult, she also experimented with various career opportunities in modeling, acting, being a television personality, and marketing but she felt like those could not give her the satisfaction she wanted or even generate enough profit for her and her family.
That’s when she remembered what her father told her before he died. “He said that I will never be successful in any career aside carpentry,” she said in an interview with Ghanian blogger, Edward Asare. “He said I was born to lead the feminine generation into creativity.”
That’s when she decided to venture into carpentry with the knowledge and training she received from helping her father, who was a carpenter himself. She now runs one of the fastest growing carpentry and furniture design shops in the world.
For more information about Namas Decor GH, visit her company’s official web site or follow her on Instagram @namas_decor