Constance Elizabeth Swaniker was born in August 1973 in Accra, Ghana. She obtained her basic and secondary education in The Gambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Accra Academy in Ghana from 1980-1993. This diversity in her background has strongly influenced her outlook on life, art and business. She studied for a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Sculpture at KNUST College of Art in Kumasi from 1994-1999. During this period, Constance also undertook her apprenticeship as a carpenter at Art Deco Ltd
The entrepreneur and strategic thinker in her motivated Constance to establish Accents & Art Ltd, the premier purveyor of the finest crafted bespoke wrought iron furniture made in Ghana and arguably, West Africa six months after graduating from school.
Constance’s work can be found in a wide range of upscale homes, offices and diplomatic missions both home and abroad. Her maiden exhibition, “Passage of Discovery” dated 22nd June-6th July 2011 marked a chapter in her life as an artist and a sculptor. The event was held at the Artist’s alliance gallery.
Her work has been recognized in reputable awards such as “Outstanding Industrial Metal Furniture Firm” in Ghana Award by wAi Africa, The Network Journal Africa 40-under Forty 2010 Achievement Award, Best Entrepreneur SME Innovation Award 2010, VLISCO Be Your Dream Award -2013, Metal Product of the Year 2013 and Regional & Country Winner, Africa’s Most Influential Women in Leadership and Governance-2014.
Recently, she also established an Art and Design Institute, working closely with the local universities and polytechnic to aid bridge the gap between archaic school curriculum and industry by providing students a platform to gain practical experience.