Yaa Ofori Ansah

ABOUT YAA

Yaa is a multiple award-winning professional and the founder of Talking Drums Travel & Marketplace. She started Talking Drums following her passion for Africa, its development and her frequent (largely solo!) travel throughout her land of origin. She has been fortunate to have since travelled all four corners of the Motherland, from North, South, East West, and not forgetting Madagascar. Everywhere has been different, with its own unique charm and experience. Through Talking Drums, she hopes to inspire others to do the same.

Outside of Talking Drums, her experience includes working across the public, private and non-profit sectors, specialising in sustainability, and environmental, social & governance (ESG).

KEY LINKS AND TAKE AWAYS

Podcast references: Honam Naturals , Holiday Helperr and Ghana in a post Covid-World

 

 

Yaa is an Alumni of SOAS

 

 

The first NBA event ever took place in South Africa

 

 

 

Tanzania is the home of Mount Kilamanjaro 

 

 

 

 

Zanzibar is known for being a spice island. You can go on a spice tour

 

 

 

 

Adrian recommends Upwork and Fiverr for hiring freelancers and creatives for outsourcing.

 

 

 

Yaa’s Logo Designer: DDLuke

 

Accra Arts Centre- Tourist attraction in Ghana

 

 

 

Talking Drums Skincare line was sourced ethically (Pure Shea Butter)

 

 

 

Ghana is the first sub-saharan country to gain independence

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YOUTUBE/ AUDIO PODCAST TIMESTAMPS

1:05- Introduction

 

3:20- SOAS Uni and work experience in Africa

 

5:20 – Torn between Travel passion and law career

 

8:00 – Bitten by the Travel Bug

 

9:10 Talking Drums Travel

 

13:40 Travel dealbreakers

 

15:40 -Solo African travel experiences

 

17:00 Zanzibar and Tanzania

 

28:16 Talking drums blog and conception

 

37:12 Talking drums travel tours and marketplace

 

50:20 Talking Drums travel consultancy / Environment sustainably

 

55:00 TD Tour dates

 

58:00 Taking skills from career to travel

 

1:08:00 What’s next for talking drums

 

1:09:30 – Final travel tips in a post-covid world

 

1:13:00 Closing points

 

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