Christopher Osei – Frimpong, grew up in South London, UK, and has had an eye for business from an early age. By the of age 16, Chris sold sweets to his peers in college and he went on to project manage major club night, concerts and comedy show events across Europe which attracted a total of up to 50,000 delegates.
As a proud member of the Ghanaian diaspora, Chris has always had a keen interest in conducting business in Africa. After visiting Ghana in 2014, Chris embraced the culture and core values of Ghanaians and Africans as a whole in the world of business and enterprise. He had an “Aha! Moment” during his visit that would change his life which led him to start-up a stationery business called A4Africa, which stands for “Africans for Africa.” A4africa was founded in March 2015 ‘to create lasting products and services– that honour and empower Africans.‘ The aim of A4Africa is to supply African and global markets with quality products that are cost effective and reflect the immense possibilities that the continent has to offer.
“Our concept of designing an A4 paper brand that is quality and cost effective is to meet the increasing need for A4 paper within Africa. A4Africa was established with the intention of increasing both educational and entrepreneurial opportunities in Africa – and providing vision and leadership to the areas that need it most.” – Chris Osei-Frimpong, CEO & Founder of A4Africa.
A4Africa is also passionate about corporate social responsibility and will support children to go to school in Ghana during summer holidays with the project, ‘Camp Africa.’ Camp Africa project volunteers will work closely with Ghanaian children, honouring Ghanaian culture as well as teaching various subjects including leadership and entrepreneurship. Camp Africa will provide the opportunity for diaspora from all over the globe to connect. The importance of encouraging volunteers of African heritage is in order for the children to be inspired by people who have a true likeness to themselves so, they aim to have 10 volunteers of African descent in 2016. In 2016, A4Africa also aims to support 100 children with enrollment into schools.
A4Africa was started from a vision and a dream in Ghana but it is set to take over the world of office stationery with products including notebooks and A4 Paper.
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Author: A dynamic Marketing and PR specialist & Business Leader. Ronke Lawal is the founder of Ariatu PR, with an International Business (Economics), she started her own business in 2004. Ronke Lawal received a Precious Award for Inspirational Leadership. Among other achievements, she is currently on The Employers Panel for the National Employment Savings Trust, UK. She is a Mentor for The Cherie Blair Foundation and for The Elevation Networks Start-Ups Initiative. Ariatu PR represents a variety of clients in various industries including the entertainment, fashion, lifestyle & beauty, food and luxury goods sectors.