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Young African Barber bags masters degree in Communication, set to earn PhD

A young African Barber named Kofi Tetteh has bagged a Masters’s degree in Brands and Communication from the University of Professional Studies, Ghana. 

Kofi Tetteh is a renowned barber in Accra Ghana who bagged his master’s degree despite working full-time. He realized his passion for barbing after he graduated from high school as reported by Yen.

He decided to venture into the business, Kofi trained as a barber, creating a successful and thriving business as a professional and well-respected barber in Ghana.

Despite having a successful business, Kofi did not give up on his Education. He proceeded to bag a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Professional Studies in Ghana.

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Kofi is the proud owner of two thriving barbering shops, Reflect Ghana where he offers his services and employs a team of skilled barbers. His dedication to the craft and commitment to quality has earned him a lot of loyal customers around Ghana.

Talking about why he takes education seriously despite having a successful business, Kofi said every business owner should always pursue new courses to promote their business.

He went viral on social media after he gave all of his classmates and lecturers free haircuts for the master’s graduation. Kofi stated that he does not believe education is an end in itself, as many people do, but rather a tool to pursue any career journey one is involved in. 


”I decided to cut my lecturer on my graduation to bridge the gap between white Color and menial jobs. If you know the Degreebarber, you will understand that I have always advocated pursuing one’s passion but never undermining education,” he said.

He mentioned that through his successful business, he is promoting student entrepreneurship and sing it as an opportunity to provide employment for every graduate rather than graduating to start looking for jobs.

”So yes, pushing and promoting student entrepreneurship is another reason for doing that haircut. I believe if every student has that mindset of creating jobs rather than looking for jobs, our unemployment problems in Ghana will be reduced drastically,” he said.

Kofi said future goals include pursuing a Ph.D. to further expand his knowledge and expertise in his field. He added that he plans to open a barber school, where he can share his passion and skills with the next generation of barbers.

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