#LLASpotlight: Nadia Takyiwaa-Mensah, Founder, Sixth Sense Manifesto & Sai Wine Café

Image credit: Nadia Takyiwaa-Mensah

In 2010, British-born Ghanaian Ms Nadia Takyiwaa-Mensah had a spiritual calling and moved to Ghana, West Africa with her 4-month-old son. Before her move, Nadia had only visited Ghana for a maximum of 2 weeks when she was 13, 18 and 24.

In 2010, Nadia established a marketing agency named Sixth Sense Manifesto and was successful in winning their first account with Vodafone Ghana after 2 months of being in operation. This win and successful execution was the beginning of Sixth Sense winning accounts with leading multinational brands including Sage, Merck Pharmaceutical, Viber, WorldRemit, Prudential and many more over the years.

Image credit: Nadia Takyiwaa-Mensah

In 2012, Nadia expanded to establish an operational office in Lagos, Nigeria where the agency was successful in winning accounts with the likes of IFC, MSD Pharmaceutical and many more. By 2018, Nadia further expanded the agency to 8 other countries and was fortunate to win accounts with brands including Estée Lauder, Standard Chartered. Nadia is presently in the process of leading the Sixth Sense team in the UK to provide leading brands with marketing services for them to engage with black consumers in the UK.

Throughout the years of its development Sixth Sense has picked up an award and in 2016, Nadia was awarded Women Entrepreneur of the Year in Ghana. In November 2014, Nadia had another spiritual calling whilst on holiday in the USA and by April 2015, she opened Sai Wine Café – West Africa’s first wine café, serving over 30 wine varietals, from over 100 brands produced in both old and new world wine-producing countries, paired with food.

Image credit: Nadia Takyiwaa-Mensah

Over the years, Sai Wine Café has become a home away from home for residents of Accra and tourists and this year Sai Wine Café is celebrating its 5 years by moving to a new location within Accra. In January 2020, Nadia self-published her first book ‘How to Get Ahead in Ghana’, which is a ten-step, self-help, motivational book written for Ghanaians by a Ghanaian. The book sets to encourage Ghanaians to embark on a journey of self-discovery allowing them to be the change they want to see in the world. Moving them away from blaming the government, family, their circumstances and situations for their lack but rather looking within for the solution.

Image credit: Nadia Takyiwaa-Mensah

Ms Nadia Takyiwaa-Mensah is also an Executive Secretary of the Ghana Nigeria Business Council and board member of Ahaspora Professionals Network. Ms Nadia Takyiwaa-Mensah has been featured in many interviews, university talks, event panels and of late webinars as she shares her experience, knowledge and wisdom in all things God, purpose, culture, business, entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, motherhood, wine, being a diasporan and much more. Nadia has recently started writing a blog documenting her journey thus far – find out more information via nadiatakyiwaamensah.wordpress.com

 

The Leading Ladies Africa weekly Spotlight series focuses on women of African descent, showcases their experiences across all socio-economic sectors, highlights their personal and professional achievements and offers useful advice on how to make life more satisfying for women.

Do you know any woman of African descent doing phenomenal things? Send an email to lead@leadingladiesafrica.org and we just might feature her.

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