- Dora Portuphy is a Ghanaian female family barber and the mother of blogger, Edward Blagogee
- The talented woman has 30 years of experience as a barber
- Dora has been helping her nuclear family to save money with her rare skills
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Dora Portuphy, a female family barber and mother of Ghanaian blogger, Edward Blagogee, is making adorable strides in a field where men have a commanding influence.
For over 30 years, Dora has been barbering hair. Legit.ng learned she trims the hair of her nuclear family, friends, and other acquaintances.
Recently, she gained attention when a video of her surfaced during the partial lockdown in Accra, Ghana. Dora was captured trimming the hair of her son, Edward Blagogee.
Dora Portuphy trims the hair of her son, Edward, during the lockdown in Accra, Ghana
Photo credit: UGC
The video of Dora styling the hair of her son highlights the growing number of women who are daring to occupy roles in careers that were once considered to be a so-called "man’s world".
Her story is helping to shape the narrative about women in the barbering profession.
Watch the video below:
Suzy Armah, an 11-year-old female barber, is another inspiring person in the profession who runs her own barbershop at Yawamatwa in the Bia West District in the Western North Region in Ghana.
The young entrepreneur has grabbed attention with her talent. Suzy is a rare gem for her age as she is not just a barber but also doubles as a professional dancer.
According to Suzy, her elder brother wanted to trim his hair some time ago but he had no money to go to the barbershop so she offered to help.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Jeanne-Marie Magdellen is a female carpenter who won the admiration of many with her rare craft as a woman shining in a field that men have the most power and influence.
The young lady is among very few women who have taken the roles of carpenters in spite of the challenges females in the male-dominated industry face.
These daunting setbacks have been deepened by the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus pandemic which compelled the closure of schools and other services.
Magdellen revealed that as schools remained closed for about three months, she "took time to learn basic carpentry with a workshop not far from [her] in Koforidua."
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