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In this episode, we get to speak with Kofi Adjei Maafo.

We delve into the stories of visionaries shaping the hospitality landscape. Today, we’re spotlighting Kofi Adjei Maafo, co-founder of Bloom Bar, a beacon of nightlife sophistication in Accra, Ghana.

Since its inception in 2017, Bloom Bar has captivated locals and visitors alike with its distinctive blend of chic ambiance, meticulously crafted cocktails, and unparalleled atmosphere. But behind this iconic establishment lies the vision of Kofi Maafo and his lifelong friend and business partner, Keith Edem Aweke.

Armed with a wealth of experience in the hospitality realm, Kofi Maafo brings more than just passion to the table. With an Executive MBA from the University of Ghana and a forthcoming Executive Masters in Hospitality Management from Cornell University, he’s dedicated himself to elevating not just Bloom Bar, but the entire industry in Ghana and beyond.

Beyond his academic pursuits, Kofi’s entrepreneurial spirit has been a driving force behind his diverse portfolio, spanning agriculture, fitness, and, of course, hospitality. His commitment to fostering career opportunities and delivering five-star service without pretension has positioned Bloom Bar as a trailblazer, setting new standards for excellence in West Africa and inspiring a new generation of hospitality entrepreneurs.

Join us as we uncover the journey of Kofi Adjei Maafo, a visionary leader reshaping the hospitality landscape one cocktail at a time.

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3 Hacks to take away

  1. Kofi Maafo built the Bloom Bar in Ghana to cater to the growing middle class by providing an affordable yet high-end nightlife experience, which disrupted the existing hospitality industry.
  2. Kofi took a strategic approach to building Bloom Bar, including creating growth opportunities for employees, establishing personal relationships with customers, and incorporating Ghanaian culture into the brand.
  3. Kofi’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs includes being self-motivated, eliminating fear through research, and focusing on the little details that can make a big difference in the customer experience.

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