Ghanaian Skincare Brand Wins Harvard Business School Award

Ghanaian beauty and skincare company, ‘Nokware,’ has been awarded the Sundial Brands Prize for the New Venture Competition held as part of Harvard Business School’s Africa Business Conference in Boston, MA, United States.

The 2018 New Venture Competition was held over the weekend and was partly sponsored by Shea Moisture, a subsidiary of Sundial Brands, whose aim is to help young, inventive and African-oriented ventures.

‘Nokware’, founded by Tutuwa Ahwoi, from Ghana and Thato Tau, from Botswana,was adjudged the Sundial Brand’s winner out of ten finalists invited to pitch their business in front of approximately 700 attendees and a panel of experienced judges.

Launched officially in September 2017, Nokware features a range of skincare products that are natural, sourced locally in Ghana and packaged sustainably.

It makes innovative use of resources such as calabashes, raffia, and other local materials to package its skincare products in an attractive manner that highlights Ghana’s natural resources and goes toward preventing environmental waste.

Expressing her excitement for their win, founder, Tutuwa Ahwoi remarked: “We are so happy to be awarded the Sundial Brands Prize and honoured. 


Nokware beauty soap product comes in four (4) variants namely, the Original African Black Soap, Neem Oil Black Soap, Activated Charcoal Black Soap and Shea, and Baobab Oil Black Soap.



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