Yaw Sarpong-Kumankuma


Yaw Sarpong-Kumankuma also known as Yaw Sarpong is a passionate Ghanaian born Executive with vast expertise in Sales, Management, Creative Direction, Arts & Culture. He has worked with Delta Air Lines and Metro TV as a salesman in the past - A role in which he made a remarkable impact. He later joined Africa 1 Media as a Client Services Manager from where he was promoted to the roles of Operations Manager and Creative Director respectively. He is also the founder of a design company, DecoRate LLC and co-founder of The CUE.

Yaw holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Art from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana. As a youth leader, He has a proven track record and a strong network of A-list talents and professionals across the world based on his strength to build relationships.

Whilst he exelled in his roles as a salesman, He also had passion for nurturing creatives. To make that dream a reality, He started his own design company, DecoRate LLC and co-founded "The CUE" with his friends Lloyd "Peewezel" Baffour, Kojo-Cue and a few other friends. CUE is a non-profit organisation which was coined out of the phrases "Can U Entertain?", "Can U Educate?" and/or "Creativity Under Excellence". The CUE gave birth to the likes of Mr. Eazi, Kojo-Cue, Lousika, Kankam and many others in the creative arts space. Yaw used his strengths in communication and management skills to help develop the business side of their skills. The main goal was to mentor others to embrace what they love to do by turning them into their careers. They created an incubator in Bantama, Kumasi where raw talent, especially in Management training and Creative Direction were fine-tuned for free. They moved the incubator to Accra in 2014 after the organization grew bigger. The results today is very clear. Many careers have been realized from there.

Yaw also has a big love for Music. To him, good music knows no sound limitations or language barriers. Once the rhythm and melody is good, it hits the right places, he says. He is currently the Artiste/Business Manager for multiple award-winning African musician from Ghana, Samini under the musicians self-owned Record Company, Samini Music. He also manages Ghana's ace radio host, DJ and musician, Andy Dosty. He has also managed Akwaboah and AJ Nelson in the past.

With his special gift as a Creative Director with particular interest in Art Direction, Concept Treatments, Production, and Interior Design. He has collaborated and consulted on many production designs, stage and set designs. Examples are; Afrochella in Ghana, Summer Stage in New York, USA, Ghana Fest in Chicago, USA, Mo Ibrahim Freedom Concert in Accra, Ghana, Samini Fest in Accra, Ghana, Afrobeats to the World in Manhattan, USA, Ghana Music Awards, Beasts of No Nation (The Movie) among others.

He believes that his main calling is to inspire positive change-beginning from the country of his birth Ghana, to Africa and the rest of the world.

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