What’s In Your Bag: Afia Kwakyewaa Owusu-Nyantakyi

What’s In Your Bag? is a feature where Tech Nova asks the average Ghanaian what devices and gadgets they use in their daily lives. For today’s feature, we’re showcasing the gadgets used by Afia Kwakyewaa Owusu-Nyantakyi.

We’re back again with another update. Today’s What’s In Your Bag features Afia Kwakyewaa. She’s a digital engagement consultant, a blogger, a feminist and host of the upcoming podcast, The Grey. She’s passionate about personal growth and self-care. Here’s what’s in her gadget bag:

MacBook Air 13’ inch

Afia Kwakyewaa Owusu-Nyantakyi's 13" MacBook Air

It’s been two years since I started using a MacBook. I was a complete illiterate when it came to how to use one since I had been using a Toshiba Laptop for so long. Now I’m not sure I could survive without it. As a blogger and Social Media consultant, I love the Mac for its speed and its battery power. I love that it can fit in a medium-sized bag.

iPad Air

Afia Kwakyewaa Owusu-Nyantakyi's iPad

The iPad Air came as a surprise birthday gift three years ago. It came at such a great time because I needed something light and easy to write on. I also wanted to be able to carry my writing with me. Although I do not use it as much as before, it’s very handy when I do not need a heavy backpack. Everyone knows the iPad can do nearly as much as the Mac. The great thing about these Apple products, of course, is that everything syncs seamlessly.

iPhone 5

Back of Afia Kwakyewaa Owusu-Nyantakyi's iPhone 5 device.

The iPhone 5 was my first Apple product, which I completely loved! I still think it is the perfect size for ANY phone. But no one tells you how many times your screen is going to crack. So after the third screen heartbreak, it was time for an upgrade which came as another surprise from my fiancé. Sharing my work on my social media platforms is probably the easiest with my phone. I like to be as responsive as possible with my professional and personal ventures. This makes my iPhone, what I call the Kwakyewaa Central. I suffer disturbing withdrawals when I don’t have my phone with me.

Surfline MiFi

White surfline modem used by Afia Kwakyewaa Owusu-Nyantakyi

Although I have a love-hate relationship with my Surfline, a writer like me can’t go without it. I just wish it was more stable, but, internet is life! So whether I’m in a cafe or home or at a Restaurant, my WiFi goes with me.


A black sound recorder Afia Kwakyewaa Owusu-Nyantakyi often practices with. Great for one-on-one interviews

My friend and producer of our upcoming podcast, The Grey, Marian Conel Danquah, thought I needed a little practice before we officially started recording. Suffice to say, it has been handy for practice. But even more importantly, the recorder has great sound quality and is absolutely great for one-on-one interviews.

Lip Gloss

Afia Kwakyewaa Owusu-Nyantakyi red lipgloss

Well, because lip gloss is a girl’s best friend. I had to throw that in there.

Afia Kwakyewaa Owusu-Nyantakyi

Afia Kwakyewaa is a digital engagement consultant, a blogger, a feminist and host of the upcoming podcast, The Grey. You can follow her on Twitter at @msNyantakyi and can also follow her new podcast, The Grey, on Twitter as well (@GreyPodcastHQ ).

Her podcast comes out in August on Soundcloud.