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How Vannel Dzigba brought Ghana’s Abossey Okai Car Spare Parts Market Online

In this episode, meet Vannel Dzigba, the founder of Abossey Okai Online, a business with the aim of revolutionizing automobile parts trading across Africa and bringing more convenience to car owners in Ghana and West Africa. 

According to Vannel if you drive in Ghana, chances are that you know Abossey Okai because that is the place to go to get spare parts for your vehicle.

Matter of fact people travel all the way from the northern part of Ghana, from Ivory Coast, from Burkina Faso and Togo to come get spare parts from Abossey Okai. 

That is, until Vannel took Abossey Okai Online to allow anyone in West Africa to have the price of spare parts at the click of a button and to get the spare parts delivered to them.

In the interview with Vannel we speak about:

  • How he came up with the idea for Abossey Okai Online
  • How he launched his initial version of the platform with a simple facebook page and
  • How his team delivers car parts all across the region.

We also speak about Vannels other business endeavours and how he got started in entrepreneurship as well as what his advice for young Ghanains is. 

There is a lot of gold in this interview and we hope you’ll enjoy the interview as much as we did. 

And now, without further ado, enter Vannel…


Thomas is initiator of, co-founder of ecological sanitation company EcoToiletten, digital automation agency Strandschicht and the non-profit tackling youth empowerment YES Founders Foundation. He co-authored a book on Youth-led Changemaking and coaches entrepreneurs on resilience and mental well-being.