Whether you have a unique vision of what you are looking for or would like to draw inspiration from somewhere, OuiMama has depth of dressmaking knowledge for that perfect dress you want.
You decide the exact shape, fit, fabric and detail you want and know that you’ll feel wonderful and totally unique.
This week’s Emerging Businesses focuses on this awesome dressmaker from Ghana.
Christened Antoinette Cornelius, she’s known in the dressmaking industry as OuiMama. Located at Lapaz a suburb of Accra. OuiMama is an A-list clothing brand with the vision to be the world-class clothing line in Ghana.
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Antoinette attended Our Lady Of Apostles (OLA) Senior High School in Ho and currently at the Institute Of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG).
When OuiMama Started
“Had the passion when I was very young, say primary 6. But I didn’t take it seriously until a year ago when I decided to quit the office job and focus on my passion” she said.
“So formally, September 2018, after my National Service” Antoinette added.
Antoinette said the fact that she didn’t really learn how to sew until now makes her feel she lagged in the pursuit of my dream. But it is never too late to do what you love. “Doing what you love actually makes you less tired than doing something you do not love”.
You know what they say about mothers right? The people behind all the hard work to produce those stunning dresses are a daughter and mother team, whose mission is to provide clothing with top-notch designs to the Ghanaians and West Africa and beyond through the use of modern technology, creativity, and expertise.
“I did not allow what people said about me quitting my job and pausing on my CA (Chartered Accountant) get to me. This is what I wanted so I turned a deaf ear to all they said and I can say I have no regrets.
“If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin” this quote actually pushed me to start my business.
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For now i have styled a few people, but the aim is to be Ghana’s biggest fashion house. These include;
In all this i draw my biggest inspiration from my mom. She’s more like my boss.
Facebook – @OuiMama
Instagram – @OuiMama.1
Call Antoinette and let her design a dress for you and be ki