The Phenomxnal Womxn Team is made up of a diverse group of womxn and mxn that work to amplify the voices and stories of underrepresented communities.
We are driven by creativity, innovation and equity, and ensure that that is reflected in this project. In unifying our unique perspectives, we aim to create spaces where people can explore, connect and create through art without limitations.
Alexxa WalkerDirector, Photographer, Videographer, Co-curator
Alexxa Walker is a visual storyteller, photographer, content creator, and designer currently based in Kumasi, Ghana. Over the last four years, she has been committed to empowering, elevating and celebrating the voices and stories of BIPOC communities, with an emphasis on women, diasporic and African communities. This commitment is what led her to starting Phenomxnal Womxn - where she shares stories that speak to the realities of women around the world. Women and African communities have often been pushed to the peripheries of art, photography and history as a whole, which is why she strives to share their stories on larger platforms in order to diversify and amplify the representations of people of color and ensure that marginalized communities have their voices heard.
Elolo BosokaCo-Curator | Tamale and Kumasi
Elolo Bosoka is a Ghanaian artist who works and lives in Kumasi. He appropriates objects from the mundane corners of the urban environment to enquire into the notion of art and place, the informal, economic exchange, materiality and history. Bosoka makes installations, short films, objects, drawings and see-through soft sculptures. He had his first solo exhibition in 2018 titled, “Lines, Planes and Ridges in between”. Aside blaxTARLINES KUMASI’s exhibitions, he has participated in other group exhibitions such as the (2016) “Chale Wote” street art festival, (2019) “YOUNG African ART” organized by YAG/ garage in Pescara Italy. He permanently works with blaxTARLINES KUMASI – the project space and contemporary art incubator at the Department of Painting and Sculpture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. He now studies as a PhD student in the Department of Painting and Sculpture, KNUST, Kumasi Ghana.
Ayisha Abdul-SomedLead Community Engager | Tamale
Ayisha is a student midwife at the University for Development Studies (UDS) and a native of Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana. She is a Camfed Alumni (CAMA) member, a social activist and a very passionate and keen person on women empowerment and independence. She strives to see a world where women are in positions where they do not need men and can work towards their own success.
Patience AmoahLead Community Engager | Tamale
Patience Amoah is a graduate nurse of Bolgatanga Zuarungo Nursing and Midwifery Training College. She is from Zaare in the Upper East Region and currently resides in Walewale. She is working on establishing an organisation for teenage girls who drop out of school. She is part of the NGO School of Thought, which seeks to bridge the educational gap between rural and urban areas in Ghana. She wants to be an astute health professional with particular interest in community health nursing and pediatrics. From her experience working at NGOs such as Love World Foundation, Mentoring Women Ghana, International Citizen Service and many others, she works to empower womxn and create opportunities for them to reach their full potential. Growing up, she watched her friends dropout of school and womxn hustling to make a living. This is what has driven her to make a difference in her community and create real, lasting change.
Memuna Abdul RaufAssistant Community Engager | Tamale
Memuna is was born and bred in Savelugu but currently resides in Tamale. She is a recent graduate from the University for Development Studies and is passionate about Women Economic Empowerment, the Muslim Girl Child and Women in Agriculture. She was also the Women’s Commissioner in the Student Representative Council and is an ongoing beneficiary of the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship at CAMFED GHANA. Her interests have helped her in setting up an enterprise that focuses on women in the Shea Butter Industry within her Community.
Kafayat RazakSound Designer, Video Assistant Director | Kumasi
Kafayat Razak is a creative director, makeup artist, photographer, videographer and social media manager based in Ghana. She is the assistant director for the Phenomxnal Womxn Kumasi video production as well as a sound designer. She has been dedicated to bridging the digital divide between men and women by empowering women to learn and expand through media and technology, with a special focus on women in her community. She strives to innovate and challenge herself in order to develop on both a personal and creative level but also to serve as a role model for young women that do not have access to positive images of women.
Antonio CesarMusic Director | Kumasi
Antonio Cesar - the Music Director for the Phenomxnal Womxn Kumasi exhibition - is a DJ, music producer, and researcher that uses music as a tool to build bridges between and with communities. He is currently executing his Fulbright Fellowship by dipping into the vast musical potential of local artists in Ghana in order to support the personal, professional and creative development of low-income artists. Cesar is on a mission to deliver local sounds on a global level. His philosophy stands by these words: “Think Globally, and Act Locally.” You can find more of Cesar’s work on social media @Djantoniocesar.
David Amfo-KwakyeSound Designer | Kumasi
David Amfo-Kwakye is a sound engineer, podcaster, graphic designer, photographer and social media manager based in Kumasi, Ghana. He is the Lead Sound Designer for Phenomxnal Womxn Kumasi. He seeks to use sound as a way to reach people and communicate on a deeper level. He’s currently working as the Media and Communications Lead at a local tech startup in Kumasi where he bridges together tech, creative and innovation in order to engage community. He thrives on the principle of simplicity, quality and professionalism. You can find him online @amfo_Kwakye
Koeman TekpehVideographer | Kumasi
Koeman is a Senior Creative Director with over 6 years of experience in graphic design, animation, videography and photography. As an engineer without borders, he loves to blend problem solving with art and media tools as well as brainstorm new ideas for producing unique and impactful projects. He is now working as a brand strategist and videographer at Kumasi Hive where he is leading the Hive Media Hub. He is also the founder of Awrange Media, a project for bringing young creatives together to help develop their skills for next level impact. You can follow him on IG @jay_kole