Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Tourism: Jays Lodge Ghana



 “The going rate is $75/night including breakfast. Do make provision for the visits - butterfly sanctuary about 1hr away on the kumasi road, Afram plains/Volta lake about 30 minutes away, Lake Bosumtwe is 1hr 30 minutes away etc. You can bike around, hike on a 7km trail, mountain hike as well, play board games (monopoly, draft-board, chess) in addition to table tennis.” Jays Lodge Ghana

The views from balcony 2 at Jays Lodge Ghana……


The views from the balcony 1 at Jays Lodge Ghana…..

Early morning or late afternoon, take a walk from the outskirts of Pepease and you will be pleasantly surprised by the views of the landscape and the horizon - the Afram/Volta on the left and the sacred Buruku on the right

Breathtakingly beautiful views: Lake Bosumtwe is just 1h30 min. drive from JAYS Lodge


For adventure lovers Jays Lodge Ghana offers you 7km cycling and hiking trail from Obo to Aduamoah


Bird watching at Jays Lodge Ghana
Prior to entering the "nest" - the road from Pepease to Bukruwa where at least 50 of the 100 known rare species in Ghana sort of congregate.


Bird watching at Jays Lodge begins with the yellow-headed Rockfowl.

Followed by this grey-back Camaoptera

An "UFC" (unidentified flying creature)



Finally, another "UFC"
Don't forget your binoculars...if you do, there are a few at JAYS to be used on first-come-first-served basis




This image comes with no caption but I love it… I would love to do a fashion shoot here. Its truly beautiful…


KOTOSO - where the Afram meets the Volta. Beyond is the Afram Plains - the bread basket...You're still up the Kwahu ridge.



BRUKU - the sacred stone up the hill where the first settlers prayed and worshiped...



This is the road from Kwahu Tafo to Kotoso. On the horizon is "Buruku" the sacred hills where the pioneers worshiped…..


Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: it’s taken some years but I’m finally beginning to see a trend for quality services/spas/lodges etc springing up not just in the ubiquitous Accra metropolis but in other cities/towns in Ghana and I love it.

And the town in question is the “quaint original Obo Township” in the Kwahu district…and the business/services is Ghana’s latest must-visit holiday spot – Jays Lodge.

I’m soo excited about Jays Lodge which is just two and half hours from Accra --not least because I get to talk about a fabulous venue outside of Accra –but also because I get to kill two birds with one stone, –I can visit my family home in Mpraeso and then head to the lodge…

Jays Lodge which opened for business on the 28th June 2013 is already a hit with Ghanaians and is beginning to make a splash in the international travel industry.

Jays Lodge is conveniently situated in Ghana’s adventure capital –offering thrill seekers all manner of fun including: paragliding, hiking, cycling, bird watching and Fishing et al. Culture vultures can take in some of Kwahu’s amazing heritage sites including, “the scenic tropical rainforest across the “Asaaka bend” though Tafo and observe the canopies gradually give way to savannah and then the breath-taking stretch of the Volta Lake across the horizon – all within 30–minute drive from JAYS Lodge.”

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Exit highway to Nkawkaw Township
Continue journey 1km beyond Nkawkaw old station-still on the main road
Turn right (Life FM signboard) and continue journey on the new road to the Kwahu Ridge through Obomeng
Upon arriving at Obomeng junction, turn left to Obo. JAYS Lodge is just 1km away adjoining the Obo Community Centre.

More Info:
Nestled at 560 meters (about 1,800 feet) above sea level, with a hilly backdrop and overlooking the quaint original Obo Township is JAYS Lodge - the added surprise.

JAYS Lodge is a place where you can truly feel at home - a fifteen guest room lodge that is designed to be part of its natural habitat.

 Both welcoming and serene, you will experience the perfect balance between design and the environment.

 Come and discover new things.

Business: Kasapreko and Dutch brewery giant BAVARIA join forces…

Title: Bavaria to setup plant in Ghana

Citi Business has learnt that Dutch brewery giant, BAVARIA will next year setup a plant to start producing its products here in Ghana.

Bavaria is the second largest brewery in the Netherlands and it produces an average 500 million litres of beer annually.

A joint venture partnership is expected between the Netherlands – based brewery and indigenous liquor maker, Kasapreko.

Chief Executive Officer of Kasapreko Company Limited, Dr. Kwabena Agyei in an interview with Citi Business News said his outfit’s partnership will provide a platform for Bavaria to penetrate the Ghanaian market before it's official starts production here.

“We are partnering a company in Holland called Bavaria. Bavaria produces beer, malt and soft drinks. We are going to partner them, produce to sell that one very soon, and the next year, we are going to bottle them here ourselves.”

By: Anim Kwaku Boadu/ 


Ghanaian Women on Top: Chief Justice Mabel Yamoa Agyemang

Newly appointed Gambia Chief Justice Mabel Yamoa Agyemang

Title: Gambia: President Yahya Jammeh Appoints Ghanaian Lady As Chief Justice

The Gambian presidency has announced that President Yahya Jammeh, acting under the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic and in consultation with the Judicial Service Commission, has decided to remove Justice Wowo from his position as the Chief Justice.

Justice Wowo, according to the presidency, is now replaced by Justice Mabel Yamoa Agyemang. A Ghanaian national, Justice Agyemeng is an expert Appeal Court judge from the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Since she was called to the Ghanaian Bar in 1987 and the Ghanaian Bench soon after, she has served in the judiciaries of the governments of Ghana, The Gambia and Swaziland.

She began working for the Commonwealth Secretariat in 2004, first being sent to The Gambia where she spent four years as a High Court judge, and then to Swaziland in a similar capacity.

She was appointed to the High Court of Swaziland in October 2008 for a two-year assignment to help strengthen the judiciary and deliver fast, expert judgments on cases. Her previous assignment, to The Gambia from September 2004 to 2008, saw her sitting as a High Court judge.

Here she was so successful that the Justice Ministry asked her to serve for an additional year in the country’s Court of Appeal.

However, she declined the offer in favour of an assignment in Swaziland, so that she could further broaden her experience. According to records, Justice Mabel Agyemang, who served in the land and civil division, Commercial division and Criminal division completed about 365 files during her four-year tenure in The Gambia as a High Court judge.

Prior to her appointment s Chief Justice of The Gambia, Justice Agyemang was serving as a member of the Gambia Court of Appeal.


Fashion: Reggie 4 Burton

“Reggie and Burton are proud to announce the launch of an exclusive collection of t-shirts and vests featuring photographic prints from Reggie's own personal archive.” Burton


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Paulina says: did you know that the ever gorgeous ReggieYates –Mr Television himself has joined forces with giant high street menswear label Burton to produce a must-have collection of t-shirts? Nor did I….

I’m loving the collection –it’s young and trendy and allows Burtons to tap into a much younger market. Note, the Reggie & Burton collaboration campaign was styled by Ghana Rising fave, stylist Cobbie Yates –Reggie’s brother.

For more info or to purchase any of the above visit:

Economy: Ghana borrows more money in the name of progress……

Title: Ghana Lures Bids of $2.2 Billion as Demand Doubles Debt Offered

Demand for Ghana’s bid to raise $1 billion on international capital markets amounted to more than twice that of the debt offered, according to Citigroup Inc., which helped arrange issuance.

The order book amounted to about $2.2 billion, Nicholas Samara, the London-based vice president of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, at Citigroup, said by phone today. The government issued $750 million of 10-year notes at 7.875 percent and will next Friday exchange an additional $250 million of the bonds for existing debt maturing October 2017, Sam Mensah, a consultant for Ghana’s Finance Ministry, said by phone from New York.

“This financing is strategically put in place to support the country to continue its trajectory of economic growth,” Citigroup’s Samara said. The coupon rate compares with 6.63 percent in Nigeria’s sale of 10-year bonds on July 2 and 6.875 percent Rwanda got in an April issue.

The bond sale in the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer took place as African nations tap appetite for assets from the world’s fastest-growing region after developing Asia. Like Rwanda, Ghana is rated five steps below investment grade at B by Standard & Poor’s, compared with BB- for Nigeria, which is three steps away. Ghana, which became the first sub-Saharan African nation outside South Africa to sell Eurobonds in September 2007, forecasts an expansion of 8 percent this year in the $41 billion economy.

Budget Deficit

The 2023 bond will be listed on Ghana Stock Exchange (GGSECI) and the Irish Stock Exchange, making it the first Eurobond to be listed on a local market in sub-Saharan Africa, outside of South Africa, the ministry said in a statement on its website. The funds will also be used for capital projects approved in the 2013 budget and refinancing the 2017 debt to lower its cost of borrowing, it said.

Yields on the $750 million 2017 debt fell two basis points, or 0.02 percentage point, to 5.95 percent as of 1:01 p.m. in London. The yields have jumped 108 basis points this year, compared with a 122 basis-point increase in emerging-market bonds, JPMorgan Chase & Co. data show.

Ghana’s budget deficit jumped to 12.1 percent of gross domestic product in 2012 from 4.3 percent the previous year as the government boosted salaries for civil servants. The Finance Ministry is forecasting the gap will narrow to 9 percent this year. In the first four months of 2013, the shortfall was 3.8 percent of GDP, compared with a forecast of 3 percent, the central bank said in May.


Paulina says: Borrow, Borrow, Borrow ……….which lucky generation will have to pay this back… And will this money really go where it’s supposed to????


Business/Telecommunications: Surfline Communications Ltd & Alcatel-Lucent join forces to launch new network in Ghana -set for 2014.....

Title: LTE network launch for Ghana in Q1 2014

Ghana is planned to get an LTE network thanks to a partnership agreement between Ghanaian company Surfline Communications Limited and telecommunications giant Alcatel-Lucent.

The announcement has been made at the LTE Africa 2013 event being held in Cape Town, South Africa.According to Surfline chief executive officer Dr. Yaw Akoto, the Ghanaian LTE network is expected to be the first commercial deployment of LTE technology.“We are expecting that this deployment will meet the increasing demand for data services, the focus will primarily be data and not voice,” said Dr. Yaw Akoto.

Meanwhile, wholly Ghanaian owned company, Surfline aims to roll out the first phase of the network by the end of the first quarter in 2014.Surfline’s business model will, at the start, be aimed at the high-end of the consumer market as well as the growing small and medium enterprise market in Ghana. Initial coverage will be in the capital city of Accra and be followed by further roll-out into the major metropolitan areas and finally the country at large.“We are happy and proud to be partnering with Surfline.

Over the past while Alcatel-Lucent has been refining our strategies and we have developed a very strong company focus on what we call ultra-broadband and this partnership with Surfline exactly fits in with this core focus of providing this ultra-broadband,” explained Daniel Jaeger, vice-president of Alcatel-Lucent Africa “Africa represents a major opportunity for growth in ultra-broadband, and it is a significant part of our strategy to form strategic partnerships with operators like Surfline, who are committed to making a positive contribution to people’s lives,” continued Jaeger.

This is a so-called greenfield operation and so the partnership agreement will see Alcatel-Lucent provide hardware and software, along with installation, optimisation, maintenance and managed services.

“We chose Alcatel-Lucent to build and operate our LTE network because of the strong trust and relationship we developed – and the experience that Alcatel-Lucent has on LTE as a technology, as well as its strong presence in Africa, including Ghana,” explained John Taylor, executive chairman, Surfline.

The new IP architecture-based network will give Surfline the ability to quickly and economically expand mobile broadband capacity as customer demand grows.

The 4G LTE network will provide Surfline customers access to social networking sites, internet browsing, e-mail, online gaming, streamed videos and video calling with dramatically increased performance.

“LTE Lends itself to many things, there is a lot of room to add more value. The business is there in Ghana but they cannot expand because of the lack of networks.

We are looking at that because we need to make a big difference to the growth of the business sector in Ghana,” said Dr. Akoto.

Akoto and Surfline believe the Ghanaian market has matured beyond the products and services currently available with specific emphasis in the data sector.

As a data-centric communications provider Surfline will work to address national requirements for broadband connectivity that will greatly contribute to Ghana’s social and economic growth. 


Monday, 29 July 2013

Our Elikem wins challenge of a lifetime and becomes Head of House……

Our Elikem has won the challenge against Botswana’s philosophical radio presenter Oneal and is now Alpha male du jour-and of course this has won him some serious enemies.

Anywaysss it won’t come as a surprise to you --but our Elikem is up for eviction against the tittle-tattle couple of Big Brother Africa house –Oneal and Tanzanian singer Feza this week. But as he’s head of house he can opt to save himself and put someone else up for possible eviction… And I’m thinking that’s what he’s going to do… To read all about it visit:

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Ghana Rising Hearts Victoria Afia Opoku

Paulina says: its fab to see another Ghanaian sister doing her thing in the cutthroat world of modelling, –and even though I know nothing about model Victoria Afia Opoku –I wish her every success.

She’s with Charm agency stateside and is an impressive 5’11 and uber tiny at size 2-4 –which is basically a UK 4-6. It would be lovely to see Afia walking at this year’s Ghana Fashion & Design Week. For more info or to book Afia visit:

Ghana Rising Hearts: Fashion Stylist Lucy Ansa-Addo


Papercut Magazine
Photographer: Arron Dunworth
Make Up: Hannah Phillips (OB presents) using MAC
Hair by: Sam Burnett (Rush Hair)
Model: Kim
Styling by: Lucy Ansa-Addo


Designer: Korlekie
Photographer: Arron Dunworth
Stylist: Lucy Ansa-Addo


"Queens of The Underworld" Editorial Project
Make up: Hannah Phillips
Stylist: Lucy Ansa-Addo
Model: Kim Lysette @Bookings Model


Institute Mag
Photographer: Hollie Carlin
Stylist: Lucy Ansa-Addo
Hair: Sam Burnett
Hair Assistant: Doubravka Marcinkova
Makeup: Salina Thind
Nails: Sophie/ The Illustrated Nail
Model: Stella @ Next

Photographer: Marina Coenen
Model: Maisy James
Stylist: Lucy Ansa-Addo
Dress: Hanyong Tang
Make-up: Marya Hardwicke
Hair: Stefano Chahid Mazzoleni

Designer: Naomi Anna Mcintosh
Styling Lucy Ansa-Addo
Make Up Artist Alexis Day
Hair by Alex James Fairbairn
Model Whitney


Photographer: Peter Warrick Stancliffe
Make Up: Danielle Farrington
Hair Doubravka Marcinkova Styling: Lucy Ansa-Addo


Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: I happily stumbled upon uber fashion stylist Lucy Ansa-Addo’s work via Metric Collective’s Facebook page for some gorgeous styling she did for Naomi Anna Mcintosh… I just had to dig deeper and I’m beyond impressed with her work.

As you can see from the above photos Lucy Ansa-Addo who is also a musician and a fashion designer is at the top of her game –and knows her stuff. Her portfolio is beyond fierce....
I hope to work with this amazing stylist someday. Also, it would be lovely to see the likes of Lucy Ansa-Addo involved with this years Ghana Fashion & Design Week.. For more info about Lucy Ansa-Addo visit:

More Info
Lucy Ansa-Addo is a freelance stylist based in North London. She’s also a singer/songwriter using the artist name of Ohema X.

BA (Hons) Fashion Sportswear Graduate from London College of Fashion, she’s had amazing opportunities from work experience at the age of 15 with world class designer Bruce Oldfield (Princess Diana)- then assisting stylists for Harry Potter cast: Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, Evanna Lynch and Matt Lewis to name a few.
The assisting part of her career has led her to work on shoots alongside leading record labels such as Warner Brothers and Mercury Records.
As her career is growing she has styled artists such as Stooshe (Warner), Devlin (Island), Smiler (Warner), Shystie, Angel (Island), Jagga (Sony) for Disorder Magazine.
Also, being a fashion designer she has had her garments worn by girl group Stooshe (Courtney) and Ruby Goe.
She is published in Dazed and Confused Magazine whilst styling Lady Leshurr (for her press shots and official single music video “Lego”) – Leshurr was featured on a B.E.T Freestyle Cypher which aired alongside the U.S. Hip Hop Awards 2011 with styling by Lucy.
With a growing number of achievements to her name, Lucy continues to convey innovation, creativity and inspiration through styling and design.
Naomi Anna Mcintosh will again be showcasing with Metric Collective for 2013!
“I would say relationships with showrooms/PRs/designers are extremely important and a lot of stylists try and keep their contacts to themselves just because you can’t dress your client without these contacts, only unless you’re a designer yourself.” Lucy Ansa-Addo
Lucy Ansa-Addo was interviewed by PKalinna wordpress and its very inspirational -do check it out via:


Big Brother Africa’s Latest News: Nando is disqualified and Elikem gets a strike.......

Title: Breaking News: Nando Disqualified-Elikem gets a Strike



Tanzania's Nando has been Disqualified from the Big Brother House.

After tonight's Evictions that saw Annabel and Sulu being given the boot, Big Brother then gathered all of the Housemates in the living room.

Today Big Brother reproached Nando for the fight that he had with Elikem on Friday. The heated face-off with Elikem saw the two fellas exchanging fiery words between them. Nando is the one that instigated the fight. Instigation and provocation is a violation of the Big Brother rules.

"Any Housemate who becomes physically violent will be removed from the House immediately. Violence can refer to self-inflicted violence, or violence towards another. Violence includes provocation, goading, bullying and victimisation," said Biggie.

This season Big Brother has imposed a Three Strike Rule, which will be applicable to Housemates who commit serious infringements. For this fight Nando received his second Strike and Elikem was served with his first Strike. Afterwards the Tanzanian was called into the Diary Room. He was given his third Strike for making threats against Elikem's life, saying: "I feel like stabbing him. A nigga like that deserves to die".

And he was also caught sleeping with scissors under his bed and this is not the first time that he has been caught with a weapon in the House. The troubled young fellow has had a dramatic nine weeks in The Chase. Last month he was served with a a Strike and a stern warning from Big Brother after he was found carrying a knife to the Channel O Party. The possession of weapons or intention to be violent in the House is another violation of the Big Brother rules.

After the Diary session Nando was told to immediately exit the House. Big Brother then gave a warning to the Housemates to conduct themselves as adults. 


Paulina says: Omgoodness I wasn’t expecting this but I’m glad Big Brother Africa made a decision to do ‘something’ with regards to young Nando’s behaviour as he been acting somewhat erratic…

I’m hoping they also offer Nando some sort of counselling/support –because it might just be a game to some ---but were talking about a young man’s life… This is sooooo sad, wishing young Nando all the best for the future.
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Art/Film: David LaChapelle & Reiner Opoku - Reinventing Yourself


“Reiner Opoku is an international curator and contemporary art dealer who began working with artists in the early ’80s. He has seen firsthand how artists make the world a more vibrant and innovative place, and in that spirit, introduces The Avant/Garde Diaries to artist David LaChapelle. David’s work is widely recognizable with its loud colors, exposed skin, glittering bling, and phantasmagoric blend of fact and fiction. His glossy, ostentatious portraits of pop culture icons such as Madonna, Amanda Lepore, Lady Gaga, and Michael Jackson helped define his signature style.”

Big Brother News: Hip Hip Hooray …Ghana’s Elikem survives what is probably the hardest Eviction –yet…

Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: Omgoodness …I was hoping but wasn’t expecting this outcome!!! I and most of Africa and beyond are soooooo happy that Ghana’s last representative –actor/tailor Elikem has been saved from tonight’s crazy evictions, mainly because Big Brother Africa always seems sooooo biased towards Ghanaians. Anyway I want our Elikem to win but …..with its poli-tricks I just don’t know ---but what I am certain of is that nobody wants Tanzania’s Feza or Botswana’s Oneal. The aforementioned are lovers in the Big Brother Africa house –and have over the past month started to show their true feelings towards the rest of the housemates –and it’s not good.

I find Feza new stance baffling especially her brewing hatred for our Elikem –someone she was once very close to. Also it seems Oneal who I thought was just very serious and a principled young man has changed drastically. He is now somewhat bitter, has real hatred for our Elikem and apparently hates ‘West Africans’ –which isn’t going down well with Africans especially West Africans in watching land.

Another thing that is troubling this the fact that Feza seems to have a very negative hold over her fellow countrymen Nando –who is hell-bent on upsetting our Elikem …I just don’t know what’s going on with him.  

All-in-all I’m pleased that our Elikem is safe for another week, –plus he has a head-to-head coming up against Botswana’s Oneal tomorrow –which seems to have watchers in watching land gripped…. But apart from that, I’m uber sad that Big Brother Africa lost the very funny and much loved Zambian Housemate Sulu,… I really wished that only Annabel went today but it’s how the cookie crumbled…. I see big things for Sulu and wish him every success.

A big thank you to the following countries for voting for Elikem….

Ghana: Elikem
Ethiopia: Elikem
Nigeria: Elikem
Sierra Leone: Elikem
Zimbabwe: Elikem
Rest of Africa: Elikem

For more info visit:

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Luxe Cookies: Food Blogger Connect interviews cookie guru Beverly Banahene of Bev's Cookie Desserts.....

“Today’s busy consumer needs a delicious snack that they can buy individually and consume on the move. Our soft, chewy, indulgent cookies desserts are available in a wide range of fabulous flavours to suit every possible taste. And we supply them in a variety of formats to meet your individual needs, whatever type of retail or food service business you are. All our cookie desserts are available wholesale if you would like to stock us, thank you.” Bev's Cookie Desserts

Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: I keep hearing about Beverly Banahene’s delicious gourmet cookies ---and as my little man’s now on holiday –we’re going to check out her much feted cookies at her Portobello Market stall next Saturday  –we can’t wait, ......oh….don’t worry I’ll take pictures and blog about!!!

I’m stuck on which cookies to buy!!! –I’m thinking the Bakewell custard cookies, but then the Chocolate & raspberry soufflĂ© cookies sounds fabulous, never mind the pistachio ice cream cookies -and I know my Jojo’s going to opt for something chocolaty like the Black forest cookies(salivating)!!! ---You know what…. I’m-a-buy them all…

In the meantime check the following interview from Food Blogger Connect:
Amazing baker Beverly Banahene (@BevsCookies) is the founder of Bev’s Cookie Desserts – she’ll be joining the #FBC5 StrEAT Party with her delicious homemade cookies – you can also find her on Facebook.
undefinedTell us a little bit about who you are, what you serve and where we can find you trading?
Bev’s Cookie Desserts was created from a love of baking and passion to come up with exciting new and creative cookies. Think of your favourite dessert; is it apple crumble? Bannofee pie? Tiramisu? Bread & butter pudding? Strawberry cheesecake? Bev’s Cookie Desserts has all these flavours and more in a cookie. Capturing these flavours in a cookie means that you can now enjoy these well loved desserts on the go as a snack. Our cookies are made from the finest ingredients, mixed in small batches daily and hand scooped to ensure a wonderful homemade taste and texture. We use premium fair trade chocolate ethically sourced from Ghana, creamery butter, fresh free range eggs and pure bourbon vanilla and we also offer a the range of cookies gluten free. The emphasis as a business is that we sell a fresh premium quality product that is indulgent, homemade and ethically sourced. We currently trade at several London Farmers markets including Old Spitalfields and Portobello Market.
What can FBC attendees expect from you at the event? 
Look out for us at the StrEAT Party where we will bake our cookies all day, serving the full range fresh out of the cookie oven. Each batch will be served through out the day so the cookies are constantly fresh, ready within minutes of them coming of the oven. This ensures our cookies are crisp and crumbly on the outside, but soft and gooey on the inside. Click here to find out more about the flavours.

Tell us why you would like to take part in FBC5?
FBC5 is great platform to share Bev’s Cookie Desserts with the world. We aim to pioneer and create a new cookie dessert trend across the world and FBC5 completely resonates with our brand.

What inspired you to start your set-up? What are your future plans for it?
Bev’s Cookie Desserts was created from a love of baking and passion to come up with exciting new and creative cookies. I was at home one day and I said to my sister wouldn’t it be cool if you could have a dessert as a snack maybe a cookie that you could eat anywhere. Bev’s Cookie Desserts was born and the rest is history.

What does your set-up mean to you?
It is very import to us as a business to offer consistency in all our cookies; in quality, presentation and taste. Because of this our set up is very important, it can be challenging but I love what I do.

What makes the food you serve so special?
The thing that makes Bev’s Cookie Desserts so unique is the truly original recipes created in my kitchen. They combine some of the world best love desserts into delicious cookies. Never before have you been able to enjoy cookies or desserts in this way. The concept is unique not only in London and the UK but around the world.

After yours, what other street stalls out there do you think are really good?
I am in love with the concept of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen it is not just a ‘pop-up’ restaurant – it’s a temporary dining event and catering service which merges its Ghanaian roots with a contemporary dining experience. Home spun, home cooked food @GhanaKitchen. All the things I love!

Do you have a food blog? Who is your favourite food blogger? What positive effect are food bloggers having on the country’s food scene?
I love the London eater blog, I am fascinated with new up and coming pop ups, restaurants and supper clubs.

What’s your favourite new ‘trend’ on the British street food scene at the moment?
I love the Korean Street food trend and @TheBrekkyClub breakfasts. Yum!

For more info about Beverly Banahene’s Bev's Cookie Desserts visit: