Ohema Ohene pronouced ‘Oh-he-/ma:/ Oh-he-/ni:/’ is a British fashion brand, specialising in African inspired fashion, created in 2008 by British born designer Abenaa Pokuaa. Founded in London, the name meaning Queen & King in the Ghanaian language of Twi was in reference of her Ghanaian heritage and plans to create a brand for both Men and Women.
After successfully completing a degree in Fashion design technology surface Textiles at London College of fashion; Abenaa then went on to work in the industry developing her technical and commercial understanding.
On returning from the Hong Kong where she worked as a designer and from a short trip to Ghana, Abenaa finalised the concept of the brand. Ohema Ohene produces exciting, high quality stylish seasonal African inspired fashion for Men and Women. Ohema Ohene blends quintessentially British styling with West African textiles, which is representative of London’s multicultural population.
Many of the rich prints are directly sourced from Ghana, using authentic traditional motifs blended with more contemporary imagery. The brand gives the wearer a sense of glamour, great quality products which are fashion forward, wearable and culturally influenced.
To push the boundaries of African inspired fashion and paying homage to the beauty of Africa. A taste of colours, influences, prints and concepts which are prestigious to Africa with a focus on Ghana. Ohema Ohene would like to share with you a touch of Africa which is positive, sophisticated and simply out of this world!
Ohema Ohene draws many of its influences from Ghana and it was our long term vision, to produce our products in Africa. In April 2013 this vision materialised with the launch of our own production base in Accra Ghana.
We believe you can look good whilst doing good. That's why despite the many challenges
of producing in Ghana we continue to train, employ and house a team of talented young people. Our brand works tirelessly with the United Nations Goal 8 'Decent work and economic growth' at the forefront of everything we do. By providing sustainable well paid employment with the aim to help end unnecessary poverty and help our employees achieve their aspirations.
MADE IN GHANA
Ohema Ohene provides sustainable employment to the local economy in Accra, to produce our products to the highest standards. Our workforce are trained in house learning invaluable international technical skills in garment production.
From a very early age Abenaa knew she wanted to create a brand that would not only produce exceptional products but would have people at the heart of the business. Born in the UK to Ghanaian parents Abenaa always had a strong desire to create a business that would celebrate her Ghanaian heritage whilst making a difference to the world.