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Our Media Appearances

From Osu to Every Corner of the World

People are saying nice things about us, and by people, we mean the press.
See what they’re saying!

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March 30, 2023

Isaac Aboah and Daniel Merki have an hour-long conversation with Stefania as part of The TEDxAccra Special, Agents of Change series delving into the foundational stories and motivations that drive the work of Africa’s change agents.


March 19, 2023

Ghana’s beachside capital has become one of the most exciting places in Africa for artists and grassroot creative enterprises, with studios and galleries filling the gaps between raucous clubs and bustling markets.


January 10, 2023

There are projects that mirror the identity of those who build them. This editorial, partly shot at Elle Lokko, tells the visual story of a return home – the return to Ghana and the journey through its cultural richness.

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November 15, 2022

Every year, Lonely Planet publishes a highly anticipated list of places to visit around the world. This year, Accra features as a top destination for 2023 and Sandy came through to put Elle Lokko on the map.


October 06, 2022

The Vogue Guide to Shopping in Accra by Ken Kweku Nimo is all you need to read should you be planning a visit to Accra to discover Accra’s prolific fashion scene.

October 03, 2022

We have no idea how we did it but here we are pictured in the latest edition, Issue 30 of Hypebeast Magazine, “The Frontiers Issue”.

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September 15, 2022

Watch Stefania's interview with Dela of Natural Ghana Girl YouTube channel titled I Moved from Ghana to Italy then Back to Ghana Again.

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July 04, 2022

Nataal's next Issue 3 cover is by hair artist Charlotte Mensah and photographer Stephen Tayo was shot in Elle Lokko, Accra with a range of local talent including protégés from Mensah’s charity, the Love Naa Densua Foundation.

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June 01, 2022

My Accra, by hairstylist Charlotte Mensah in the HTSI insert of the Financial Times will take you on a journey of her favourite places in Accra which includes Elle Lokko of course.


May 17, 2022

Although it was around for a little under a year, our little art space, Gallery Elle Lokko, got featured in none other than the Art News interview of Essé Dabla-Attikpo.

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September 01, 2021

A Local's Guide to Ghana by Emma Love captures writer Nana Oforiatta Ayim revealing a few insider secrets on where she goes to when wanting a break from Accra.


March 13, 2021

Goings-on in Ghana by Ekow Barnes
The West African nation has emerged as one of the continent’s most important cultural hubs. Meet the artists, designers, and musicians who are driving the country’s creative renaissance.


December 19, 2019

Heading To Ghana? Here Are Some Tips And Things To Do When You Get There
Africa , Cuisine , Ghana , Accra , Ghana , Travel Tips by Kelsey Marie telling you Where To Get Your Arts And Culture Fix

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December 05, 2020

10 Days in Ghana by Carae Hilcher is a heartfelt article after she lived in one of the best countries in the world for 18 months. Sound a little biased? Well it's not. Everyone needs to make their way over to Ghana, to enjoy some jollof, afro beats, and learn the history of how slavery began.


November 20, 2020

How To Spend A Long Weekend In Accra - a weekend travel guide to Accra, Ghana, including where to stay, where to eat, and what to do by Jessica Sarkodie.

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April 29, 2020

We were featured in The Luxe Digest article, 11 Concept Stores You Need to Visit which points out the differences between concept stores and a regular retailers.

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December 19, 2019

Heading To Ghana? Here Are Some Tips And Things To Do When You Get There
Africa , Cuisine , Ghana , Accra , Ghana , Travel Tips by Kelsey Marie telling you Where To Get Your Arts And Culture Fix


December 18, 2019

Traveling to Ghana for Afrochella? Here's Where to Go by Danielle Kwateng-Clark - Boutiques and restaurants and art museums, oh my!

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December 15, 2019

That time Stormzy took over The Observer to write about Ghana and all the places to see and go, Elle Lokko featured as one of the must visit spots in Accra.


November 21, 2019

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Visit Accra. A year after the opening of Kotoka’s Terminal 3, Ghana’s hub for work and play arrives on the international art scene. Follow Julie Baumgardner as she takes us through the city.

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November 19, 2019

In this article on Circumspecte by Jemila Abdulai, she says as part of an epic itinerary for our Year of Return visitors to Ghana, a visit to Elle Lokko should definitely be on the list.


October 19, 2019

This Swiss lifestyle portal with news and background information on fashion, design, cooking, watches, travel and cars did a special on Ghana and its colourful markets, beach clubs and charming concept stores, namely Elle Lokko.


August 13, 2019

As her Ghana trilogy draws to a close, the award-winning designer, Dorian Webb, shares her Accra insights and tells us of a few of her Ghana Favourites which include where to shop and of course Elle Lokko could not be excluded.


July 17, 2019

With its creators, the district of Osu, in Accra, never sleeps. In the Ghanaian capital, Osu is overflowing with stylists, designers, architects, artists… We even saw supermodel Naomi Campbell and British actor Idriss Elba and Elle Lokko too!


April 24, 2019

The Autumn/Winter 2019 issue of The Edit will fill you in on all the latest fashion and make-up trends. You'll also discover how local designers are drawing on Africa's artisanal traditions to create a new, modern kind of luxury, and Elle Lokko happens to be one of them.

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March 31, 2019

June Sarpong returns to her roots in the world's most welcoming country, Ghana and tells of her experience i this feature on The Telegraph.


March 22, 2019

An Elle Lokko darling, Maame Adjei came through with the all female crew from Elle France to capture her at our space doing what she loves best.


January 19, 2019

After her travels in Accra, Fay The Nomad was interviewed by TAP Magazine's Moses Mutabaruka for their article For The Love Of Travel where she spoke of the many finds such those she grabbed at Elle Lokko.

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July 23, 2018

The Core Season 2
Episode 12 STYLIST by Emeline 
Our first feature on the Lifestyle and entertainment show on GHOne TV covering Ghana's creative lifestyles.


February 22, 2018

‘Black Panther’ costume designer and Oscar winner Ruth E. Carter, shares a few words on how she was inspired to create  looks for the movie and confirms Elle Lokko as one of the best clothes shop in Accra!

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December 01, 2017

A Girlfriend’s Guide To 12 Hours In Accra, Ghana for Essence Magazine by Enuma Okoro is exactly just that. Follow her and Marie Humbert around the city to discover the most interesting and fun activities to plan if you're in town for just a few hours.

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December 01, 2017

A Girlfriend’s Guide To 12 Hours In Accra, Ghana for Essence Magazine by Enuma Okoro is exactly just that. Follow her and Marie Humbert around the city to discover the most interesting and fun activities to plan if you're in town for just a few hours.

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November 01, 2017

Reveals the latest trends in luxury, the world of art, fashion and travel. An inspiring and cosmopolitan magazine for women available on the free Air France Play App (due to the health context, its publication has been suspended on board our aircraft).

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July 17, 2017

Brantuo Studio travelled to Accra, Ghana to meet Amsterdam based Nsimba in person; the brains and beauty behind upcoming brand L I B A Y A at Elle Lokko; a concept store, which is also a strong instrument in bringing an awareness of upcoming fashion brands, to discuss her story.


July 13, 2017

Check out this cute little article, "Elle Lokko – A company with a Ghanaian vision" by Ruth Efua for The Only Way Is Ghana blog.


March 08, 2017

In this Issue “The Women Issue”, we celebrate Makeba Boateng, founder of Makeba Creates Africa and Fashion Forum Africa, Stefania Manfreda, founder of Elle Lokko Concept Store and Faith Senam Ocloo, founder of e’april Public Relations, Fashion PR Specialist at Totally Ethnik and a Columnist.

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March 01, 2017

Artful Accra: Ghana’s 60th marked by the birth of an ambitious gallery that just so happened to be our neighbour. The opening of ANO Gallery was a beautiful thing that helped concentrate the creative pulse of Accra in the Osu area.


December 21, 2016

Teen Vogue features Stefania Manfreda in article by Danielle Kwateng-Clark, 12 Ghanaian Designers to Know.

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June 13, 2045

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Of A Kind

June 13, 2045

Tina Tangalakis fell in love with Ghana hard during her initial trip in 2009—so much so that she founded a company, Della, dedicated to supporting local batiking artisans and getting their graphic shift dresses, cropped tops and floaty rompers on the backs of women around the world. Now that she’s an old pro at making the trek from L.A. to Accra (at least once a year), we asked her for the best tips to follow her lead.. Read more on


The Style HQ

September 08, 2016

The Style HQ visited Elle Loko, where Osei Duro is stocked in Accra, with our friend Maame Adjei and Amokwei Quarshie.


Visiter l'Afrique

July 14, 2016

Yaw P's Gems as told to Alphée Edwige of Visiter l'Afrique on what he loves in Accra.


Girl Going Places

June 09, 2016

Maame Adjei, from the hit television series An African City, visits Elle Lokko with Amsterdam based stylist Ashlee Janelle as they explore Accra in her recently unveiled show, Girl Going Places.


Accra We Dey

March 27, 2016

AccraWeDey writes on Elle Lokko's first Art Exhibition for IAMISIGO designer, Bubu Ogisi. The exhibition portrayed designs available at the our Osu store and an her eco-creative take on household furniture using discarded car tires.


W Magazine

March 15, 2016

International writer, filmmaker, and curator Nana Oforiatta Ayim, one of the savviest—and chicest—ambassadors of Accra's vibrant young scene, reveals all her favourite places to W magazine.


Trending Across Africa

January 24, 2016

Check out our feature on Trending Across Africa... an African blog focused on those spearheading in their own individual passions – from Fashion to food, manufacturing to technology, tourism – celebrating all the gems that are hidden on the continent.


African Prints in Fashion

January 23, 2016

Where to shop cool fashion in Accra

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Pepper Your Talk

January 11, 2016

Dior Bediako, founder and director of Pepper Your Talk ( gives us her vote :)
Check out her website, it's all about boosting your knowledge, connections and all round confidence within the fashion industry.


Time Out Accra

December 24, 2015

Time Out Accra, your essential guide to the best bars, finest restaurants, coolest shops and must-see sights in Ghana's thrilling capital pay Elle Lokko a visit.


Dee Dee's World

November 05, 2015

Dee Dee speaks to Elle Lokko for her video series of conversations with interesting and inspiring women. Watch Stefania as she tells us about herself and her store and what inspires and motivates her.

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