Hi, I’m Richmond Orlando Mensah, Ghanaian-based creative and founding director of Manju Journal. After years of working with some diplomatic sectors in Ghana and other African countries, my passion for creativity led me to launch this online platform. I started Manju in 2015 as a digital platform to celebrate the creativity coming out of Ghana, Africa, and the global diaspora at large. The focus was to explore fresh talents in the region from contemporary African fashion, photography, music, and society. We have grown from an online platform to a creative studio (launched in 2021) where we collaborate with innovative global brands and institutions who are interested in investing in Black and African culture leading us to working with luxury and heritage brands like Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger, and Gucci.
Kusi Kubi who works between London and Accra as a Stylist and Creative Director joined Manju in 2020 to take the role of Fashion Director. As we are both Ghanaians working together, it is amazing to see our ideas come together beautifully to create meaningful and strategic projects for the platform. Kusi's strong experience in fashion with brands and publications like Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Amazon, SHOWstudio, i-D, Dazed, etc. over the last years makes him completely right for the role.