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TEDxAccra Speakers Meet Audrey Forson

TEDxAccra 2015 will take place on April 11 at the National Theatre from 7am to 7pm. It is expected to be the biggest TEDx event in Ghana to date. The theme for this year is “The Next Chapter”.

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 I am a furniture designer and I manage a family owned business called Tekura which makes handcrafted furniture and décor for homes and other interiors. I work with local artisans to carefully design and create unique pieces that are inspired by African art and culture.

Tekura was started in 2000 by my mother who quit her job at Aid to Artisans Ghana after 6 years. It was created from "Takyi" and "Kurankyewa", the Ghanaian names given to my parents at birth. It started out typically as an export company for handicraft and has over the years evovled into a design company that provides accent furniture and décor for homes and other interiors for both the local and export markets ( US, Europe, Africa).

Tekura has a well-equipped workshop with about 15 artisans in Adenta, a gallery (Adenta) and a retail store (Osu).

TEDxAccra 2015 is sponsored by Vodafone Ghana and supported by Type Printing, Zepto TV, Voltic Water, Club Minerals, Chale , Quantum Shifts, Generic 7 Consult, Sketch Ghana, Scout Numero Uno, Lancaster University Ghana, Azaliabooks.com, Kwaku David Photography, Cammin MakeOver, Tony Black, Jumia, Citifm, Starr FM, Joy FM, TV3, Business World Magazine, Trap Shoes GH, AmeyawDebrah.com, Pulse.com.gh, enewsgh.com ghanagist.com, threesixtygh.com, Face2Face Africa, Ghana web, 233livenew, LiveOnCampus, Watsuptek.com and Ego Tickets. Get Tickets on https://egotickets.com/events/tedxaccra-2015

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