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The Cedi Life: The Glamorous Lives of Young African Entrepreneurs

The Cedi Life: A Glamorous Look into the Lives of Young African Entrepreneurs

The Cedi Life is an exciting new reality series that delves into the lives of young, ambitious Africans as they pursue their dreams and navigate the challenges of living in the diaspora.

The show features 7 extraordinary individuals who share their experiences and struggles, exploring themes such as legacy, dating, and entrepreneurship. Viewers are treated to a glimpse of the beautiful and glamorous side of Africa, with stunning architecture, exciting nightlife scenes, and a diverse cast of people. The series offers a unique perspective on African life and culture, showcasing the continent in all its richness and diversity. Here’s everything you need to know about The Cedi Life, from the production company to the cast.

Age Upon Productions, a new production agency founded by one of the cast members, Amanda Agyapong, produced The Cedi Life in association with Film Etoile.

The cast of The Cedi Life is made up of seven individuals who are all accomplished in their own right. They include: Amanda Agyapong, KiDi, Christabel Agyapong, Eugy, Nannette Boakye, Kwame Annom Amfo-Akonnor and Wilglory Tanjong.

Get To Know The Cedi Life Cast: 

1. Amanda Agyapong:

Amanda Agyapong, daughter of Ghanaian politician and businessman Kennedy Agyapong, is a community partner manager at YouTube Shorts. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019. Her brother, Ken Agyapong Jr, co-founded the popular annual festival, Afrochella (now known as AfroFuture).

2. KiDi:

KiDi, whose real name is Dennis Nana Dwamena, is a Ghanaian singer, songwriter, and producer. He was a member of the MTN Hitmaker competition in 2015, where he emerged as the winner. In 2017, KiDi released “Say You Love Me” which was an instant hit in Ghana and beyond. He is known worldwide for his colossal hit song “Touch It” which went viral. He has won several awards and nominations for his music.


3. Christabel Agyapong:

One of the favorite characters on the show, Christabel Agyapong is a vivacious Taurus who loves to travel and go shopping. She loves maths so much that she actually used to tutor calculus. Christabel is one of the 22 children of Ghanaian politician and businessman Kennedy Agyapong. She is a finance graduate with a passion for basketball, action movies, and nail art. She has a disdain for chocolate and dreams of being on the set of an action film.

4. Eugy:

Eugy, whose full name is Eugene Entsir, is a British-Ghanaian musician and producer. He was born in Ghana and raised in London, UK. Eugy is known for his unique style of music, which fuses elements of Afrobeats, Hip-hop, and R&B. He gained popularity in 2016 with the release of his hit single, the Mr Eazi assisted “Dance for Me” which was a major success in the UK and Ghana. Eugy has collaborated with several artistes including Davido, Ycee, and Juls. He has released several singles, EPs, and mixtapes. One which is worth checking out is his “Flavourz EP”.


5. Nannette Boakye:

Nannette Boakye is a beautiful, driven, and dynamic 23-year-old who was born in Atlanta, Georgia but spent most of her formative years in Ghana. After returning to the States to complete her studies, she is currently a Product Marketing Manager at Amazon. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Nannette’s passion for helping others inspired her to conceptualize an idea to help Africans in the diaspora learn their local languages. This led to her latest project, a school that aims to teach a variety of African languages to those who want to reconnect with their heritage. Nannette’s ambition and commitment to her community are truly inspiring. Her mission to empower others through language is a testament to her dedication to creating a more inclusive and connected world. We can’t wait to see what she achieves next!

6. Kwame:

Kwame Annom Amfo-Akonnor is a talented self-taught Ghanaian chef who has taken the culinary world by storm. From a young age, Kwame’s love for food was evident, and by the time he turned 16, he had already begun to pursue his passion for cooking. Today, Kwame is the proud owner of a private chef company that caters to high-end clients, offering bespoke culinary experiences that are both delicious and memorable. But that’s not all – he has also founded and runs his own restaurant, aptly named The Ugly Chef. Kwame’s culinary journey began in the kitchen with his mother, where he learned the tricks of the trade and honed his craft. His passion for cooking shines through in every dish he creates, and his commitment to quality and innovation has earned him a loyal following.

7. Wilglory Tanjong:

Wilglory Tanjong is a multifaceted entrepreneur, author, and social justice activist. Born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, she was raised in Maryland, USA. Wilglory is the founder of Anima Iris, a luxury fashion brand endorsed by Beyoncé. She is also an accomplished academic and a member of Princeton’s Class of 2018. As a Mellon Mays Fellow, Future Global Leaders Fellow, and Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America Scholar, she is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and social justice.

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