akka kappa

Akka Kappa is a real estate brokerage company that focuses on providing investors, corporates, individuals and organizations tailored services and excellent customer care service.

Established in 2016, Akka Kappa aims to be the market leader in the real estate industry. In just a year since it began its operations, Akka Kappa has made a name for itself as one of Ghana’s top luxury property solutions firm. Their current success is due to the hard work of the team, according to CEO Jolanda Castagna.

Jolanda moved to Ghana twenty-two years ago with over 30 years’ experience in sales and marketing. While in Ghana she worked 8 years with a well-known real estate development firm and built a solid experience in real estate. Upon leaving she formed Akka Kappa and put together a team of four to revolutionize the Ghanaian real estate industry

Akka Kappa focuses on building long-lasting relationships with their clients. They believe the company is for all and not for one. With this mentality, the team works as one unit to deliver the best to their clients. With a total passion for connecting people with properties and an exceptional customer service track record, Akka Kappa was recently awarded the Trusted Seller badge on Jumia House. This is just another brick that makes Akka Kappa the market leader in the industry.

man cave

It’s a growing trend amongst millennial men to have their own private space in their homes. We don’t blame you. We totally understand the need to have your own sanctuary to retreat to. The sole purpose of a man cave is relaxation, gaming, and entertainment.

Every man cave deserves a design or theme. Settling on the design of a man cave is rather easy; just consider what you love.

The beauty of a man cave solely depends on creativity and to help with that, we at Jumia house have prepared a few brilliant ideas to help you design your own cave. After you have chosen your ideal theme, here are three amazing man cave inspirations:

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  1. Entrance: Instead of the normal door, why not have a hidden door. Nothing says sanctuary better that an unmarked door. You can get a door-sized painting or picture.
  2. Locker room: Depending on which sports team you support, a replica of the team’s dressing room would bring out an amazing theme for your man cave. You could have player jerseys framed on the wall or painted as art right where they appear in the real dressing room. This together with a grass-green carpet would make you feel like you are at the stadium. This design will not be complete without a massive 4K HDTV and an amazing sound system. And do not forget the pool table and the gaming console.
  3. Music room: Are you a music lover? Do you collect all things music? Why not design a music inspired room. A music themed man cave would be the perfect place to store your music collections and other collectibles and that karaoke machine your wife won’t let you play. A music themed man cave will require you to soundproof your walls in case you are the type who loves to play loud music

Nancy Ewurum is a young and ambitious lady with a passion for creative writing and social entrepreneurship through software development. Currently enrolled in the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, Accra, she writes in her spare time. You can connect with her on twitter.

house

We often come across buildings that bear the words ‘This house is not for sale,’. It normally leaves us wondering why some homeowners would have that scribbled across their building for no apparent reason. Well, there is a reason, and that reason is simply that Real-estate scammers are real. They pose as Landlords or Real-estate agents and try to sell a house that doesn’t belong to them or to which they have no affiliation.

Home-seekers usually fall for these scams mainly because they are ignorant of the modus operandi of the scammers. Jumia house needs you to be aware of these scammers. Below are three ways of identifying a ‘house that is not for sale.’

  1. You don’t need an agreement: An agreement is a binding document that shows consent between the parties involved in the home buying or renting process. Without an agreement, there might as well be no transaction. When your supposed landlord/agent tells you that you don’t need a contract before you make payments, you may probably want to consider looking for another Landlord/Agent. Hiring a Lawyer or a professional real estate agent will save you the trouble of undue diligence.
  2. Rushed sale: Buying or renting a building usually involves huge financial investment, and it is pertinent for home-seekers to take their time in verifying the documents and all other information required for a house-sale or rent. Any Landlord/Agent who appears to rush you through the process and concerns more about your payment is probably a scammer. Take your time to go through all necessary documents and ensure that they are genuine.
  3. Payment Cash First: Real-estate scammers will try to get you to pay almost immediately; sometimes they ask their victims to pay up front even before they see the house. If you live outside the country, you are most susceptible to fall prey to this scam. It is best to have someone you trust check out the building before you make a financial commitment.

You can also read about more tips on spotting a real-estate scam here.

Nancy Ewurum is a young and ambitious lady with a passion for creative writing and social entrepreneurship through software development. Currently enrolled in the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, Accra, she writes in her spare time. You can connect with her on twitter.

Dinner for two

It’s almost Valentine’s day, but for one reason or the other you and your significant other can’t go out on a date.Maybe you have children or this year you are saving up for a trip at the end of the year.  Jumia House is here to help you get your romance from home on for Valentine’s day. Here are five things you could do:

  1. Breakfast in bed: It’s nice waking up to the smell of breakfast, and it’s a nice gesture. Be sure to go the extra mile with the dish you make. Serve breakfast with a little love note and let your significant other know that you want a back rub after he/she has had their breakfast.
  2. Dig up old love messages: Take a trip to the past, bring out old messages you exchanged and read them together. Nothing better than taking a trip down memory lane. It’s a good way to rekindle your love and remember all the best moments of your relationship.
  3. Scavenger Hunt: Inject some fun into the day, both of you should write down sexy requests on Post-it notes. Paste them around the house. Next, you set a timer for 2 minutes and try to find the other’s notes. At the end of the time limit…well, you know what to do. Have fun!
  4. Candle lit dinner: Turn up the romance with a candlelit dinner in the most intimate part of your home. You can either cook the food yourself or to not be stress, order the food about an hour ahead of time and heat once your significant other gets home.
  5. Movie: Skip the chick flicks. Save them for another occasion. Watch a movie that’s significant to the both of you. Maybe the first movie you watched together as a couple?

 

benben team

Buying land in Ghana is not an easy feat especially as the land most people are selling may not even be theirs. Others even end up building on land thinking they own it; only to find out when they need a loan that the land is not theirs and therefore they cannot borrow against it.

Benben is a digital land registry and transaction system that aims to tackle the inefficiencies in land administration to promote investment and encourage transparent property management. “We see ourselves as the pioneers of a new age of land innovation that will bring Ghana to the forefront of land investment and government technology,” says co-founder Daniel Bloch.

The concept for Benben was born in 2014 after the founders, Daniel Bloch and Emmanuel Noah, received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to explore how to reduce transaction costs of mobile payments. Their journey took them to various parts of Africa. In this journey, they saw the need for better ways to enable land payments and transactions.

Emmanuel then returned to Ghana to work under the Technical Director of the Ministry of Lands. At the time, the Ministry was working on ways to build a digital land registry. It was during his time at the Ministry that Benben became more than just a concept. In 2016 they were accepted into the Barclays Accelerator Program. During the program, they were able to shape the business and focus on building a database of land services.

The Benben database is currently available to businesses only. The plan is to launch to the public by the end of the year. The Benben team recently got accepted into Cambridge University’s prestigious Social Venture Accelerator. “We have our sights set beyond Ghana and have begun setting up the groundwork for expanding to the rest of Africa,” says Emmanuel.

At just 22 and 23 years old, Emmanuel and Daniel have started out well and achieved a lot. They credit where they are now thanks to the support of the Ghana Lands Commission.

To you our readers, what do you think of this service?  Would you use it before buying land?

repurposed refrigerator

Do you feel like your old refrigerator takes up space in your house? You probably walk past it every morning on the verandah. You have probably even considered selling, disposing or recycling it.

This is why Jumia House Ghana brings you some fun DIY ideas on what to do with an old refrigerator:

  1. Bookshelf: An old refrigerator can make an excellent bookshelf. Say goodbye to dusty novels, books, music records, and albums.
  2. Pet house:  Got a furry pet? Why go through the hustle of buying a pet house? That dusty old fridge can serve as a cozy space for your pet. Simply take off the door, lay the fridge on its side and get a pet cushion as bedding for your pet. Your pet is going to love you more.
  3. Closet: How about converting that abandoned refrigerator into a closet for your clothes and shoes? I find it easier to keep my shoes in an old refrigerator, this way I am at peace that they are not collecting dust under my bed or at my door or outside at the corridor. The trays serve as layers for different kinds of clothing and you don’t even need to take out the refrigerator door. Clean the refrigerator thoroughly, use baking soda or ground oats to absorb any form of odor from the refrigerator, Line the fridge drawers or trays with old newspaper and you have yourself a cute closet.
  4. TV stand/CD storage: So you just bought that LCD and you are wondering where to place it. Your old refrigerator will make a perfect stand for your TV as well as double as a storage unit for you game consoles and DVD.
  5. Art piece: Are you an artist or an art lover? Your refrigerator can be your canvas. Repaint, redecorate and redesign your old refrigerator into a stunning piece of art.

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Nancy Ewurum is a young and ambitious lady with a passion for creative writing and social entrepreneurship through software development. Currently enrolled in the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, Accra, she writes in her spare time. You can connect with her on twitter.

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