Nana Akua Mensah
Nana Akua Mensah
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I am an expat Ghanaian with a penchant for travelling. It is important to see myself as a global citizen, and my sense of style reflects that.
Nana Akua, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Blogger?
I started out as a blogger because I needed an outlet for my editorial aspirations. I would spend so much time putting looks together to wear every day or planning out editorial fashion shoots that I eventually decided to share that with the rest of the world.
Who is your inspiration in life Nana Akua? How do you keep inspired?
I love what I do, and that's how I keep going. I truly believe if you have a passion for your work you stay self-motivated. I love bloggers like Asiyami Gold and Chriselle Lim who work so hard to produce quality content and are living their best lives every day.
We all make mistakes Nana Akua; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Blogger; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
My number one thing that I would change would be scheduling time with photographers and communicating more effectively with them. It is sometimes difficult to translate a vision to a colleague and have the work produced by the work you planned so that I would communicate better.
Nana Akua, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Blogger, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I think it's important that you and your client have an understanding of how your creative influences and ideas meet. I think when the client understands your creative direction, and you also understand the client's specific marketing needs creating work that pleases you both becomes much easier.
Please tell us Nana Akua, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Blogger?
It was once over winter break when I was at home with family and had to work to fit in as many photo shoots as I could with spending time with family. Prioritizing and heavy planning will do you so much good.
Nana Akua, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
This often happens with photographers, when you have to get them to understand why you need a shot to look a specific way.
Nana Akua, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Blogger. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest moment was when a photo of me was reposted by an Instagram account geared towards representing dark skinned women. The captions talked about how dark skin is so beautiful, and the comments were all positive. It touched me to know that my photo could help another dark skinned girl love her skin given how much negativity usually surrounds dark skin.
Nana Akua, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
My line of work is always very creative. From the outfits to the location decisions to the way the photos are edited, I always have room to be truly expressive. So in that way, my work is always exciting.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Blogger?
I think it's important to understand why you're doing it and to stay true to yourself throughout your career. I think with style it's easy to get swayed by every trend that comes but doesn't compromise your comfort for it.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I would love to work with more clothing and jewellery brands! I love creating editorial images to promote smaller brands and businesses.
Kelvin Aidoo @kelvinaidoo_40graphville