The idea for the company first came to me after my first visit to Ghana, West Africa in June 1999 with my family. At the youthful age of just 10 years old, I noticed the roads around my grandfather's home in Accra were completely made of dirt, grass and weeds. Though I had no existing knowledge of construction or the infrastructure of the country, I made a unique promise to my mother that I will fix those roads when I get older. As time developed, this idea grew even more urgent when I noticed that the constant portrayal of Africa is that it is poor continent that is uneducated and always starving for aid. This narrative was far from the truth and I desired to help change it. I later graduated college with a degree in Construction Management Technology in 2012 and completed my master's in project management in 2017. During my time in school, I still could not let go of my dream and I also later discovered that I enjoyed working out in the gym and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. More specifically, as I trained himself with the help of other trainers, I noticed that there was a need for easily accessible certified trainers everywhere. So thus, I decided to combine my love for working out, my desire to change the narrative of Africa and lastly my love for people, into the company now called Lift Africa.
This organization is where people everywhere can work out with certified trainers, work alongside nutritionists, and focus on their mental health while also donating towards helping strategically chosen non-profits that are doing authentic work to make Africa a self-sustainable continent. I believe it's a win-win for everyone.