Mahawa Kamara


Adrian chats with British Sierra-Leonean entrepreneur, Mahawa Kamara, who recently relocated to Ghana in late 2019. She is the founder of The Soap Connoisseur, an organic toiletry company originally established in the UK, which she grew from her kitchen.

In this episode, we discuss things like:

  • Why Mahawa moved to Ghana and how she started her business
  • What personal and professional obstacles she had to overcome prior to and after her migration to Accra
  • What pulled her through tough and trying times, including her faith
  • Life in Ghana and her future  


  • Recently relocated to Ghana six months
  • Became a mother at the age of 23
  • Launched her soap business 5 years ago, which was inspired by her daughter’s sensitive skin- grew from her church to a manufacturing company
  • First came to Ghana in 2017 for an exhibition
  • Ran a successful event in 2019 in Ghana which helped her make her decision to migrate to Ghana
  • Set a goal to spend the new decade in a different country- fulfilled in December 2019
  • Overcame personal challenges in order to make the eventual move to Ghana
  • Learned to take things into her own hands regarding her business having to move over to Ghana
  • Mahawa’s main target audience is based in UK market
  • Most of Ghana’s consumers are price sensitive
  • Sells soap products both in the UK and Ghana
  • On the mission to bath the whole world
  • Mahawa’s faith was crucial to the success of her business operation and move to Ghana, even during the most toughest of times
  • Quote from Mahawa- Faith without works is dead – James 2:26
  • Quote from Mahawa-  proverbs 25:2- It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter
  • Book – Business Secrets from the Bible
  • Has different soap options and scrubs for different people with particular skin conditions. Best Seller is Lemongrass for dry and combination
  • Her soap business recently saved someones marriage
  • Ghana has a lot of opportunities at the moment and in the near future for Business, and is impressive with all of the different things you can do out there
  • Has a workshop coming out on ‘cultivating your dreams’
  • Has a new book coming out


Share this post