Today we’d like to introduce you to Gifty Boakye.
Gifty Boakye was born in the USA to parents who had immigrated from Ghana. At the age of 16 her dark complexion created drive and passion in her to begin to model and further to inspire young girls to love the skin they’re in. Today I enjoy sharing my story .life as a model, Entrepreneur, philanthropist, & public speaker now living in Accra Ghana.
After receiving my degree in communications arts from St Johns University, I started my first company NVTIVE in 2017 an online Boutique that pays homage to international cultured in apparel & art. In 2018 I founded Sister S.L.A.Y a nonprofit that empowers young girls ages 11-18 through educational workshops and self-confidence rebuilding.
Fun facts about Gifty, she can rap almost any Jay Z record word for word. She loves spending time with family& friends. Her favorite food is Waakye and in 2017 also Gifty reigned as the face of festival AFROCHELLA. Her guilty pleasure is gummy bears.
What motivates me is my family, I want to continue continuing to push boundaries as a young female entrepreneur to make them proud.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not been a smooth road, but nothing either having comes easy. There are daily wins and losses. For me self doubt has been a struggle, and overextending myself in my personal life as well as business… almost burnt me out. I’ve learned to balance it all.
NVTIVE – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
NVTIVE is a boutique that specializes in the sales of traditional and modern body jewelry, accessories, apparel and art. Our products are designed to showcase International cultures from all regions of the continent. The concept of NVTIVE came to life because I spoke publicly about my pride in my Ghanaian heritage. I feel people around the world should not be ashamed of where they come from no matter the circumstances, but instead should embrace individuality and culture.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success is peace of mind. I have always thought there was a certain amount of money that would define success. Last year, I learn that number does not exist. If you are happy in what you do, you have health and peace of mind, you are successful.
- Waist beads $27
- Fitness set $52
- Website: Nvtiveshop.com
- Phone: 703-593-4296
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @Giftyb
- Twitter: @nvtiveshop