When Alhaji was riding his grandfather’s horses, he could have ended up, not as a jockey like his father, but as a horse cleaner, for at that time, growing up in the Zongo area, you either became a cleaner or a driver or a tailor. Those were the major preoccupations of the Kumasi Zongo. Due to poor education, skilled careers and growth opportunities were limited. While some emerged from the grass to become prosperous, Alhaji emerged from under the grass to become a successful entrepreneur. From where Alhaji came in his early life, with all the odds against him, how he managed to become as successful as he makes for a compelling and inspiring story.
— Richard Kwame Peprah, Alhaji’s friend, Ghana’s former Minister of Mines and Energy (1993–95) and former Minister of Finance (1995–2001)
Trim size: 210 x 230mm
Page count: 200
Imagery: Black and white and full colour photographs
Publication Date: May 2018