Ghanaian watchmaker and founder and CEO of internationally recognized watch brand Caveman Watches, Anthony Mensah Dzamefe, has been awarded as part of the 2022 Young Achievers and Innovators in Ghana at the Head of States Gold Award.
According to the scheme’s organizers, Mr. Dzamefe is an inspiration to our generation and was recognized for his resilience, tenacity, and enterprising spirit in establishing Ghana’s first watchmaking brand.
He was one of the five exceptional young achievers in the Special Honors and Awards 2022 category, namely; Ms. Audrey Esi Swatson, Roger ‘Trey’ Haun III, and two others, who were acknowledged in the Young Achievers & Innovators award category to have pushed the boundaries to solve societal problems and challenges through innovation and creativity.
On his Twitter page, the CEO expressed his appreciation for the new honor, writing, “Proud to receive the prestigious presidential head of state awards, young achievers, and innovators honours yesterday at the state house.”
The award event was held in the presence of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who indicated that for young people to be in a position to drive the country to where it ought to be, they must be equipped, trained, supported, and put on a level playing field.
President Akufo-Addo made the assertion at the Head of State Gold Award ceremony at the Jubilee House on Monday, where some young Ghanaians were honoured with the Head of State Gold Award.
He expressed the need for the country to create avenues that would enable young people to explore, innovate, and use creative ways to solve societal problems.
He expressed interest in the Awards Scheme’s global youth mobilization and digital award projects, which enable social entrepreneurship to address social problems in the country.
The President urged the youth to explore, dream, and discover their enormous talents for the development of societies and the nations at large.
President Akufo-Addo praised the remarkable innovation, achievements, and impact of young people’s lives who have brought honour to the country in recent years.
The award scheme is to equip and transform the lives of young people to be successful in life, by giving them a platform to discover and develop themselves through volunteerism, skills development, adventurous journeys and physical and recreational activities.
About Anthony Mensah Dzamefe
In 2018, he established the classic African wristwatch brand with inspiration from the durability, originality, and beauty of nature incorporated into the handcrafted watches of the caveman.
Several months in, the demand has been large both locally and internationally. Anthony Mensah Dzamefe’s philosophy is “know yourself, embrace who you are, and accept the fact that the world owes you nothing. That’s how you can brave the odds and make your dreams come true.”
This luxury watch brand, aside from developing bespoke and quality watches, has a unique and intricate design that makes it a must-have for most individuals—particularly the affluent. Caveman watches were featured in the New York Times and other prominent publications. The brand has a goal of creating watches that are timeless and memorable, hence the slogan, “Be Remembered’
He was named the overall Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 and the Emerging Brand of the Year by the Young Achievers Summit 2019.
Caveman has solidified its spot as Ghana’s first watchmaking brand and as a dominant player in this new African industry of horology created by Mr. Anthony Dzamefe.
The Caveman brand takes pride not only in its wide range of authentic products but also in its intentional activities (such as creating jobs and providing potable water in deprived areas), which have led to the betterment of our local communities.
The Exclusive Men of the Year Awards are recognised nationally as a prestigious awards ceremony for men. Across Africa, EMY Africa celebrates distinguished men every year on or around Father’s Day. Since 2016, EMY Africa has celebrated the best in men’s achievements across local industry, community, culture, and public service. Dozens of men from all ages and walks of life have been honoured for their abilities, initiatives, and contributions to society.
(Source: Erica Arthur)