Meet “Mr. Candy Ghana”; a Ghanaian born American Entrepreneur doing exploits
Extreme price hikes, plummeting businesses and COVID-19 are making entrepreneurship more and more unattractive.
The idea of starting a business venture in Ghana has become a horrible nightmare considering the investors are likely to lose their money.
It is however our hope that the story of Mr. Musah Trawill will motivate you not to give up on your entrepreneurial dream no matter how hard the journey gets.
Mr. Musah Trawill is a Ghanaian-born multiple award-winning entrepreneur.
The US-based business marketer, known more popularly as Mr. Candy Ghana is a Founder of Sweet Mother Candy and Beyond Company Limited and C.E.O Mr. Candy Ghana Company (an upscale Confectionery business and Restaurant ). He currently manages a 25 years America distribution company in Chicago.
Owning and running these successful enterprises did not come on a silver platter. His vision was initially doubted by people he expected support from including his family and friends.
His maintained his vision and sharpened his focus in his quest to make an impact on many lives and walk the path of greatness.
Having gone through some gloomy days, Mr. Trawill has emerged one of the most successful entrepreneurs and business CEOs in both Ghana and the USA. He has met and shared stages with prominent people, locally and globally including the likes of Mr. Nathan Kwabena Adisi A.K.A Bola Ray ( C.E.O of E.I.B NETWORK COMPANY), Hon, Joseph Owusu (First deputy speaker of parliament), Mr.Paa Kwasi Sam – President of Ghana National Council of Chicago – U.S.A, Baffour Adjei Bawuah – (Ghana’s Ambassador to U.S.A), Mr.Jeremiah Nkrumah – C.EO of Diaspora Network T.V, David Dontor ( Ghanaian Actor , Television Personality and Member of Ghana Film Authority), Oliver Kamanzi ( Chairman of Africa Global Chamber of Commerce), Musician Ben Brako and his dear wife, Mr. Mohammed Adamu Ramadan – Member of Parliament of Ghana for the Adenta Constituency
and many other prominent personalities.
Early this year (2021), Mr. Musah Trawill, executed a water well project in Adenta – Accra Ghana , in loving memory of his dear late Sister SHIFA VHORA.
In 2020, Mr. Musah Trawill (Mr.Candy Ghana ) organized and gave back to the people of Adenta and Madina in Accra , Ghana – West Africa. He gave out Free Food, Drinks, Water, Stationary, school supplies , free masks, Hand Sanitizers , Holy Books, Payer Mats , Prayer Kettles , Toiletries, Personal Hygiene Supplies, bags of Cement to Mosques in need , lots of toys and x’mas gifts packs to children and lots of give aways as part of his annual charity project.
In 2018, he was called upon to give a speech at the African Youth Entrepreneurship Summit in Chicago where he spoke on how he commenced his professional career and consistently staying focused in the confectionery industry for over 12 years. He helps run an NGO that seeks to support the less privileged. He has over the years supported brilliant but needy students complete and attain higher heights in education through scholarships.
He cloths, feeds, and shelter orphans and the less privileged.
Mr. Trawill’s aim is to inspire youth dominance in the world of entrepreneurship. His candy shop is currently the most visited shop in Ghana and one and only upscale confectionery business with lot of Sugar Free Candies, Chocolate, Gluten Free Candies , Health Snacks and Nuts.
He also seeks to Empower the youth in any way possible. One of the ways he does this is to offer discounts to the youth including shop owners, hotels, Marts etc. who seek to start a business with his candies.
The shop is located at 5/8 ANANA KOOTSE AVENUE, KPOTEKOPE-ADENTA MUNICIPALITY where he operates a restaurant as well.
His humanitarian and business astuteness have seen him win many international awards with the latest being ‘THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER (MVP) in Chicago in recognition of his outstanding and dedicated service to 21st Ward Community since 2015 till date. He also received an award by the Ghana National Council for his dedication and commitment to the firm.
To show gratitude, he built a wall of fame in his office where he honors personalities he’s had business interactions with over the 12 years in his career .
Below are some of his achievements and awards he received in the early days of his career;
In the year 2014, he was awarded Young Outstanding Youth in Ghana and in 2015 , he received the Ghana National Brand Icon award. His hard work continued in 2016 where he was awarded Africa Youth Entrepreneur of the year 2016. He also received the National Youth Entrepreneur in Ghana in 2017. On June 03, 2018 , Mr.Musah Trawill was featured in India’s UP WORDS MAGAZINE , on how his career started. On July 12, 2018 , he was a Panel speaker on the theme, Empowering youth , promoting , Investment In Technology , Agribusiness and Tourism at 2018 U.S.A – Africa Youth Entrepreneurship Summit in University of Chicago – U.S.A
2018 Most Valuable Player (MVP) award was presented to Mr.Musah Trawill and on 21st January, 2019 from Howards B. Brookins Jr., 27th District State Representative Justin Slaughter and 4th District Cook County Commissioner – Stanley Moore , of Chicago in recognition of his outstanding & dedicated service to 21st Ward Community since 2015.
“President’s Excellence Award,” was presented on Saturday, March 9, 2019 by The Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago (GNC) , during Ghana’s 62nd Independence Anniversary dinner in recognition of Mr. Candy Ghana’s dedication and commitment to the Ghana National Council. Mr. Candy Ghana’s commitment to building a strong community both in Chicago and Ghana was acknowledged and commended, on September , 26th 2019 , Mr.Candy Ghana Founder received 2019 Excellence youth Award at the 2019 International Humanity Conference in University of Ghana – Accra. With a citation capture – “You projected the image of the youth of this nation locally and internationally, your initiatives produced a lot of productive youth, you distinguished yourself as a true leader with humility, your personal charity projects have empowered and saved many young ones over the 10 years of your career. We appreciate and salute you, you are indeed a leader of our time, we say AYEEKO”, Also On November, 16th 2019 Mr.Musah Trawill received an award for 2019 Diaspora Youth Achievement at Silver Star Towers Accra , during 2019 Youth Excellence Awards, an African-American base in Chicago ( U.S.A )– Certified Entrepreneur and a Business Marketer.
He is a Brand Builder,Event Planner,C.E.O of Sweet Mother Candy & Beyond Company (An Upscale Confectionery Business ),C.E.O of Mr.Candy Ghana Company,Currently Manage a 25 Years America Distribution Company in Chicago. He is a Member of NCA of Washington D.C. – U.S.A, a Public Relation Officer Of Ghanaian Professionals of North America in Chicago and a Public Relation Officer of Haske Muslim Community in Chicago U.S.A. He is the Patron of Go Kurative Africa (GOKA) an N.G.O organization located in Ghana.
He is the first Ghanaian to Propose, Candy Studies as a Creative Art to the Ghana Education Service and was approved to educate School children.
He is thean behind Mr.Candy Ghana Art and Craft at Candyland and has helped in building many Companies brands, through Sales and Marketing. Over the years, Mr.Musah has compiled quite a distinguished list of Services and roles, he has been behind Setting Up, Decorating, Coordinating, Celebrities Events, Parties, with Creative ideas and Candy Displays around the World.