Bola Ray: ‘I started Empire from my car boot’

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A fair number of successful people shy away from telling their

grass-to-grace story.

But for young broadcaster/entrepreneur Kwabena Anokye Adisi (Bola

Ray), the story of how he managed to surmount the odds on his way to

the top, is worth sharing.

In the very latest issue of Glitz Africa magazine, he tells the story

(among others) of how he started his popular events company Empire.

Bola Ray, as he is widely called tells a very touching narrative of

how Empire came into being, and how he refused to be browbeaten into

accepting that it couldn't be done.

In a tell-all, he reveals how Empire started from the boot of a car he

owned at the time, and how one question from a client changed and

paved the way for what is now one of Ghana's most revered event


"… i started empire from my car boot in 2005. I used to go on a

program known as 'paradise,' and we used to go round doing media

buyIng for a company known as Burger Foods.

so one day i went to Burger and they asked 'we are doing a TV Program

we want you to help with, where is your office? I told them i didn't

have an office, i work from my car boot.

"So it got me thinking, why don't I set up an events company and

organize shows. So I thought about it and told my good friend Ignace

of 4Syte.

At that time he was at Pig Farm, editing my Paradise TV program.

I told him about us getting a better place so we could all work from there.

"So one day I was there when he called and said he had gotten a place

at Larterbiokorshie with an office space in front.

I grabbed that opportunity and we started off with pool parties. I

remember we did Yegoala and Tesano, and everybody was asking why we

didn't go to Conference Centre.

Credit: Ghanaweb

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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