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Ghanaian creative director Emmanuel Whajah named in Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30

Ghanaian creative director Emmanuel Whajah has been recognized by Forbes Africa in its 2023 30 Under 30 list. The 29-year-old, who doubles as a videographer and the owner of Emzy Production Films, is one of just two Ghanaians on this year’s list. He is joined by footballer Mohammed Kudus, who has made a name for himself for both Ghana and his club, Ajax Amsterdam. Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 recognizes the brightest visionaries, risk-takers, change-makers, and pioneers to take their place on the continent.

The list comprises 30 of Africa’s most ingenious innovators under the age of 30 in the categories of business, technology, creatives, sport, and science and health.

Meanwhile, Whajah is also the founder of the creative agency ‘Play The Game’, which has some top footballers and entertainers on its roster. Since he led the formation of ‘Play The Game’, several sports stars have signed on to the agency, including Ghana international Daniel Kofi-Kyereh.

In his role as a videographer and director, Whajah has also worked with several brands and personalities.

In an interview with earlier this year, he described his journey in the creative industry as fulfilling.

“I started dancing at the age of five, imitating my idol, Michael Jackson. After 14 years, I started to adapt my dance style to hip-hop. I mixed my moves with inspiration from Chris Brown, James Brown, and Michael Jackson, and the “Emzy” style was born,” Whajah said.

“I won many awards through hip-hop championships and was awarded German Champion, North German Champion, and European Champion in my age group.

“Later, I met my dance group, “Mufume Crew,” which consists of the members Felix Mensah, Zito Mufume, and Nilson Mufume (cross +). Through several shows and TV appearances, I began to get interested in how it is to work behind the camera.

“So my story began, and I started filming dancers and artists from my surroundings. Through a show, I met Les Twins, the famous twins from Paris who danced with Beyonce, Jay Z, Missy Elliott, and other stars. That was the beginning for me in the music and media industries,” he added.