She wanted to be a lawyer but ended up a carpenter, the story of Comfort Adzigbli

Theodora Aidoo May 22, 2020 at 12:03pm

May 22, 2020 at 12:03 pm | Art Attack, Women

Theodora Aidoo

Theodora Aidoo | Staff Writer

May 22, 2020 at 12:03 pm | Art Attack, Women

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Adzigbli Nana Ama Comfort has become famous for her skills and creativity in the field of carpentry in Ghana. She is a furniture architect and designer whose fate made her inta carpenter.

She is the CEO and founder of Namas Decor GH. Her company offers services such as 3D mirrors, Beddings, Curtains, Furniture, Tiling & plumbing, 3D plan and architecture designs, Home & office interior & exterior décor, Event planning, Painting and wall arts.

As a young girl, Comfort nursed the dream of becoming a lawyer but to carry on her father’s legacy, she ended up becoming a female carpenter in a male-dominated industry.

“My Dad’s dying words to me affected me positively,” she said. “He said I will never be successful in any career aside carpentry. I laughed and asked why. He said I was born to lead the feminine generation into creativity.”

Adzigbli Nana Ama Comfort
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She grew up making penny boxes and fixing broken tables, chairs and petty damages at home with her dad. “I didn’t train to be a carpenter. My Dad was one and because I was Daddy’s girl I learned it from him. I was always with him whilst he was working,” she said in an interview with Ghanaian blogger Edward Asare.

According to her, she didn’t take his words seriously at first so went ahead with her life after her father’s demise. After completing her studies at Aburi Presbyterian Secondary Technical Senior High School, she tried her hands on several vocations.

She joined the showbiz industry as a model, but did not excel and went into acting. That also did not go well hence she gave up on show business.

“I tried working with some TV stations as a presenter but didn’t work out,” she recalled. “That was when I remembered my Dad’s words all over again and accepted the challenge.”

At that point, she decided to venture into carpentry with the knowledge and training she received from helping her late father. Adzigbli now runs a fast-growing carpentry and furniture design shop.

“Patience, humility, creativity, ready to learn and good human relations are attributes one must possess to survive in the industry, and she is proud to say she has got them all and is surviving well. It doesn’t get easier dealing with very complicated clients’ needs,” she revealed.

Adzigbli’s biggest achievement has been putting up her own house and owning a car from the toils and sweats of working as a carpenter.

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