Over the past few months we’ve added a lot of new faces to our team. Do you for example know who’s writing those blogs every week? No? My name is Jane Frances and today I would like to introduce myself personally and in the coming weeks my lovely colleagues will follow!
Growth and Someone New
Over the past few months, our brand has been experiencing growth and changes. One of those changes happens to come in the form of new team members, as we mentioned earlier our production site has more employees. This includes tailors, a general manager, a marketing manager and a student. As the marketing manager I’m in charge of the blogs on this platform, shopping the fabrics and I’m always busy with content creation like photoshoots, as you will see in the coming months.
Who am I?
Ekwueme Jane Frances is Ibo from the Eastern part of Nigeria. Aside from being the new marketing manager, I am a lifestyle blogger, fashion model and Journalism Student at Sikkim Manipal University Ghana. I come from a large family of 8 and have been living in Ghana for the past 4 years. I would describe Ghana as ‘peaceful and beautiful’. I stay together with my sister, who is also a student, in Accra. Besides being ambitious in my work and study I am very passionate about life.
Hobbies and Interests
When I am not busy working as a marketing manager or as a blogger I love to read, watch movies, listen to music and surf the internet tirelessly. I enjoy learning new things and I am always bursting with new ideas and fun things I would love to try out. I am a lover of fashion and a new fitness convert. I am also very interested in travelling. In an alternative life, I am a travel blogger who gets paid to travel around the world and experience people and their cultures. Besides all these hobbies and dreams I truly love mastering the runway as a fashion model and working with other creatives when I can.
Work before Akwan2fo
Before coming to work for Akwan2fo Fashion, I worked as a communications intern for a solar company where I learnt how to exist in a corporate work environment, interact with people and most importantly gathered some marketing skills. I also worked with an entertainment blog, where I was in charge of sourcing news articles, photos and putting together new content. Currently I’m still running a lifestyle blog called ‘Beautiful Almond’.
Ten Facts about Me
I love the color purple but don’t actually own a purple outfit or anything purple really.
I am always anxious and can go on and on and on about things.
I have 5 siblings (3 girls and 2 boys) that I love dearly and miss every single day.
I am a hard worker who believes in being great at more than one thing; I am always dabbling in something new.
I believe in the power of social media, but feel weird about putting too much of my life and self on social media.
I would love to travel around the world and live in at least 3 continents before I grow old.
I love fashion, especially bright prints and I am kind of addicted to Asian fashion (because people say I look Chinese, even though I am clearly brown skinned)
I talk a little too much and give way too much advice even when I know people won’t listen.
I am very opinionated and I advocate against sexual abuse and harassment.
I am scared of my dreams/aspirations and how big and unattainable they sometimes seem.
Working with Akwan2fo
“Working with Akwan2fo has been interesting. The work has opened my eyes to a lot of stuff. It allowed me to participate in creating something that would be sold to people both far and near and has allowed me to appreciate the talent we have here in Africa both in terms of fabric/textiles design and craftsmanship. It has also allowed me to do something that I enjoy i.e. fashion and then writing about interesting subjects. All this makes me feel like part of something beautiful and special. I count the job as one of my many blessings in 2017.’’
If you have any questions feel free to comment and I’ll make sure to respond them!