If there was ever a time to project Caryn Agyeman Prempeh, the era of coronavirus presents itself. Born of a rich heritage and bred with royal elegance, uncommon to ordinary men, Ohemaa as she is affectionately called lived most of her life in London. After studying biomedical science at the University College of London and later pursuing medicine at the School of medical Science (KNUST), Ohemaa knew that a lifetime in the hospital by herself was not where she would feel most fulfilled. Her goal was always to impact her generation.
Doctors have a pretty solid reputation of saving lives, but not many have gone past the challenge of looking beyond medicine into entrepreneurship. So, in 2020 when Ohemaa decided to start her sanitizer business one of her biggest challenges was ensuring sustainability.
She is devoted to her family and has a great fondness for the traditions and customs which were part of her early life. Her’s was not a pampered upbringing, but she grew up with a sense of entitlement and self-importance because of her family background. At first glance, what you see is a beautiful, light skinned and unselfish spirit that shines out like a bright star in the night of a dark and cruel age.
She speaks profoundly about her late grandmother, Ohemaa Afia Kobe Serwaa Ampem II after whom she was named. Owning a business was her passion and the matriarchs of her family, particularly her aunt and grandmother, instilled a sense of responsibility and care in her at an early age.
Ohemaa was heavily influenced by both of her paternal grandparents in a positive way. Her father is King of the Ashanti Kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. He made sure that all his children (and his children’s children) could hold their own in life, which meant Ohemaa grew up in faith and hope, more significantly, in love. Her grandfather’s wife, Ohemaa’s grandmother was Queen of the Ashanti Kingdom. She was incredibly glamorous and elegant, and her classic beauty had a profound impact on Ohemaa’s own personal aesthetic.
Prior to launching her parent brand, Ohemaa Detergents, she founded a non-profit organization called CERVICA’ focused on creating awareness and educating women on cervical cancer. Her idealistic character makes her believe that she can change the world in her own small way so she decided that she could find more personal satisfaction and make a bigger impact by leveraging the success of a non-profit entity to support. Ohemaa currently works at Claron Health International as a resident medical officer after having worked at 37 military and the Komfo Anokye Teaching hospitals.