Abena Boamah-Acheampong

The beauty entrepreneur on the culture of cannabis in Ghana, centering her business around Black women, and the cost of sustainability.


I feel like I’m a well balanced person, but I’m also all over the place. I have a lot of passion for people, and for creating space for learning, curation, and enjoyment. I’m a Pisces. I love to tell people my moon sign and all that stuff because I feel like it does make up a part of your identity. I’m a Scorpio moon. I’m a Virgo rising. I’m always worried that my mom is going to say, “Actually you’re not a scorpio moon. You’re on the other side.” And I’ll be like, “My whole identity is based off of this!” My parents definitely were not about astrology at all. They were like, “Girl, read the Bible and you’ll be okay.” 

Right now I’m trying to figure out how I can live purposefully while also being intentional about my movement, my growth, and anything that I touch. How can I be intentional about my company? That’s core to our mission at Hanahana Beauty.

The issue with marijuana in Ghana goes deeper than weed. It’s about the legal system and how people are treated.