The former model, entrepreneur and philanthropist talks to Lawrencia Amfo-Asiedu about her luxury beauty brand SHE-Y Natural Skin Care
Meet the striking Canadian Ghanaian entrepreneur and philanthropist who runs her own charity in Ghana. The former model has graced many well-known publications around the world from New York to Milan. She’s also a past beauty pageant queen who won Miss Universe Ghana in 2004 and a now mother to her a young son. Menaye is the epitome of superwoman and Jill of all trades. What I find inspirational about the beautiful entrepreneur is the fact she is a go-getter and a woman that takes chances. Not only is she married to the talented footballer Sulley Muntari, a mother and a girlboss today we discuss Menaye’s luxury beauty brand SHEY- natural skin care ‘that uses the highest grade of Shea butter and other rare ingredients to create unique all-natural skincare products, whilst preserving old shea butter making traditions’. Let’s take a look at how she balances this with motherhood…
What is your career background?
As a former beauty queen, I worked in New York and Milan as a model. Besides owning a luxury brand SHE-Y, I recently acquired the franchise as the director of Miss Universe Ghana. I also own a real estate company in Ghana and a charity that has been running for 12 years, which helps provides free quality education to less privileged children in the central region of Ghana.
Could you tell me a bit about your brand and where did the name of your brand come from?
My brand SHE-Y, was born from my desire to combine the richness of highest grade of Shea Butter from my home country Ghana, with other unique ingredients to create a one of a kind product in the best Italian laboratories. The SHE-Y brand focuses on creating luxury products but still preserves the importance of old traditions. Creating this brand has given me the opportunity to provide job opportunities to the local Ghanaian women in the Shea butter production. It’s a brand that represents me for example my character, story, aspirations etc. SHE-Y is the everyday female who can do it all and not second guess herself. A woman who is strong, independent yet empathetic. SHE-Y is grandmother, mother, sister, friend.