Henrietta Eyiwaa Agyekumhene is the founder and designer of KAYADUA. She was born and raised by her grandmothers in Kumasi, Ghana. Eyiwaa the designer is inspired by her upbringing and life experiences, which she infuses into her brand. Instead of following the popular trends during her younger years, she explored her own style and developed an appreciation for design.
Eyiwaa went on to study at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. With a degree in Integrated Rural Arts and Industry, and a focus on Fibre and Fabrics. Tradition, function and quality are tenets of good design. Her childhood, education and modelling background inspired her to launch KAYADUA in 2018. The brand is based in Accra and has appeared in I-D, Nuvomag, Vogue and Elle France.
Eyiwaa strives to make sustainable and timeless pieces that enhance the lives of those who wear them. KAYADUA honours the legacies of the elders in Ghana, while inspiring younger generations to express themselves confidently and independently.