Born and raised in Accra, Ghana Essie has always been surrounded by creativity and ingenuity, by which she is constantly inspired. She started her blog, Essie Does Summer just a year ago, but her love relationship with DIY and crafting began when she was a young girl. Whether it’s making a specialty cocktail, styling a party or creating a new DIY, she is always excited to share her projects with others.
Ayiba is a cutting-edge online magazine that seeks to break down perpetuating stereotypes of Africa by telling stories that exemplify the complexity of African identity.
We also provide inspiration and access to opportunities for young African creatives, techies and entrepreneurs.