For the past few weeks, social media has been awash with pictures of the spectacular marriage ceremonies of Mr and Mrs Jones-Mensah. They have had their pictures plastered all over the internet under multitudes of captions with the general Ghanaian internet population weighing in to share various opinions and congratulatory messages. The man of the moment, Emmanuel Kojo Jones-Mensah, up until recently was not as known and recognisable as he is now. With the sudden spotlight and scrutiny on his personal life, everyone is eager to know more about him.
Emmanuel Kojo Jones-Mensah is an entrepreneur and philanthropist born in Accra – Ghana on the 3rd of July, 1989. He was born to the late Justice (rtd) Emmanuel Kofi Jones-Mensah and Rev. Dr. Gifty Lamptey of the Sidalco Group of companies, along with eight other siblings including former beauty Queen Penelope M. Jones-Mensah, who is now a lawyer and a women’s & children’s rights activist.
He holds an MBA in Oil and Gas Management from Coventry University, an LLB Business Law and Diploma in Business both from London Metropolitan University, all in the United Kingdom. Kojo Jones-Mensah currently runs Empire Domus Ltd, an impressive real estate outfit operating out of Accra focused on designing luxury properties for clients across the African continent.
He comes from a line of resourceful and entrepreneurial business men, starting from his grandfather, Livingstone Emmanuel Akakpo Jones-Mensah who worked as the chief financial controller of the Cameroonian Development Corporation (now Unilever). Kojo’s father, the late Justice (rtd) Emmanuel Kofi Jones-Mensah also left a significant legacy, becoming the Attorney-General of West Cameroon (pre amalgamation) at 28 years old. He moved to Ghana to become a judge and at the time of his passing had retired and established a successful law practice. He was a politician, an entrepreneur, and a hotelier, having once contested as a vice presidential candidate for the PNC.
In addition successfully running his own entrepreneurial ventures, Kojo Jones-Mensah runs the KJM Foundation, an eponymously named non-governmental organisation that is working to give remote communities access to clean potable water and sufficient educational infrastructure. Through the foundation, he runs a scholarship scheme as well for brilliant but needy university students. They also invest in young entrepreneurs with potential under an entrepreneurship fund.
Like most people on the internet, we wish Emmanuel Kojo Jones-Mensah and his new bride Raychel Jones-Mensah a happy marriage, replete with success in their future endeavours.