Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Grace Yeboah Ofori. Her brand ‘Truface by Grace‘ has been worn by several celebrities – from Janet Jackson and Porsha Williams to Syleena Johnson. (Read about it here on their press page).
Grace moved from Ghana in Africa as a teenager, first to Canada and then to the US in 2014. Grace is passionate about preserving the cultural heritage of Africa.
Let’s get inspired by her story!
Hi, Great to have you with us today! Please tell us about what it is that you do.
I am a “cultural elevationist” I share, celebrate, and built on the many rich African cultural heritage in my designs. We have pieces from:
- Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania.
- Zulu of South Africa.
- Fulani from Mali
- Southern Ndebele tribe of South Africa.
- Akan- Ashanti from Ghana
- Tuareg Jewelry from Mali
Please tell us more about your journey.
My journey has been great so far. Building a brand is very challenging and is a continuous learning experience. I am still learning a lot of things as I go along this journey, and so far, so good. We have had many great successes with Janet Jackson wearing our pieces in her 2018 single Made For Now and having celebrities like Amaralangralh, cardib, nonzamo Mbatha, Cynthia Bailey, Phoebe Robinson, Porsha4real, Yemialade, Lalah lathaway, Kelly Rowland, Ebonee Davis, Maria Borges, and some Ghanian celebs such as Hajia4reall, – Mona Montrage, Joselyn Dumas,
We have appeared in several magazines/publications – Afropolitan, Mulanuchi bride, Hello Beautiful, Afroelle mag,
Our pieces have appeared in movies like Coming to America 2. and several music videos.
Please tell us about your Company ‘Truface by Grace’.
‘Truface by Grace’ is a for-profit social enterprise aiming to bring authentic African designs to the United States.
We are an online store with exclusive luxury clothing and accessories for women inspired by Africa’s indigenous cultures. In the United States, we are based in the greater Washington area.
Africa is like music that beats in the wind. Once you’ve been there, you can feel her rhythm in your blood.
It is a continent like no other, with breathtaking nature scenes, haunting sounds, and dazzling colors. History is truly alive here, and ancient wisdom lives on in artifacts, jewelry, and stories. Close your eyes, and you can see the proud warriors and hear the women singing by the river.
This is our heritage. This is TruFace by Grace.
The designs you’ll find here are truly African-inspired. We like to describe our pieces as ‘Haute chic’ but totally unique!
Here you’ll find ways to celebrate your individuality with cutting-edge (but fun!) designs.
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
Hard work and perseverance
Any message for our readers.
Find a huge range of unique one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories on our site. You will not be disappointed.
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
All our social media handle is @trufacebygrace on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. You can also visit our website.
Thank you so much for giving us your precious time! We wish you all the best for your journey ahead!