Meet Violet Padi; Sophia Akuffo’s daughter

Violet Padi with Mama Sophia Akuffo and children
Violet Padi with Mama Sophia Akuffo and children. Photo credit: Instagram

While former chief justice Sophia Akuffo (Rtd) was set on her law path via Wesley Girls’ High School (WASSCE), University of Ghana (Bachelor of law degree), Ghana School of Law (Qualified as Barrister) and Harvard University, USA (Master’s degree in Law ‘LLM’), her daughter Violet Padi chose a different route.

Birthed to Mr. Fred Sam Nii Padi (deceased), Violet has Mama Sophia to thank for nurturing her being an only child.

Violet Fredericka Tsotsoo Padi’s School Journey

British School of Lome

Roedean School for Girls (South Africa)

The Swiss Hotel Management School (BA in Events Management) (Caux & Leysin)

Derby University (England)

While she didn’t pay particular attention to the sensitivity of her skin, an itching episode which was only salved when Mama Sophia Akuffo sent shea butter from Ghana gave her a rude awakening.  

That awakening plus the potency of the shea butter cream and her background in the hospitality industry birthed a new business of organic, chemical-free skin and hair care products.

Shea Sentials shea products
Shea Sentials shea products

Shea Butter and Essential Oils

Faintly remembering Mama Sophia mixed shear butter with eucalyptus oil for smooth skin and pleasant fragrance or smells, Violet started making income from using homemade essential oil-infused shea butter.

The former Meetings & Events Executive at Moevenpick Ambassador Hotel branded her products ‘Sisal Shea’ later named ‘Shea Sentials Gh’ and also starting an events management company Sapphire Events Gh in 2018.

Violet Padi Family

The 31-year-old single mother has two children

Violet Fredericka Tsotsoo Padi with daughter
Violet Fredericka Tsotsoo Padi with daughter

Shea Sentials Ghana Products

Shea Sentials Ghana products range from Body Creams, Hair Products, African Black Soap Paste, Face Products, Body Scrubs, Raw Shea Butter and a kids’ line.

Shea Sentials lotion
Shea Sentials lotion
Shea Sentials cream
Shea Sentials cream


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