A day after World AIDS Day, we celebrate Menaye Donkor-Muntari (Menaye) as our December 2011 Ladybrille Woman of the Month. Menaye is a Fashion Model, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur and wife of Inter Milan and Ghanaian international footballer Sulley Muntari. The youngest of seven siblings with four brothers and two sisters, Menaye was born in 1981 and raised in Accra, Ghana. She, however, attended and graduated with honors in Marketing from York University in Toronto, Canada.
Shortly after college, Menaye began modeling after winning the “Miss Universe Ghana 2004” pageant. She graced the covers of numerous magazines in Ghana and also did fashion editorial work for magazines in South Africa, Milan and Canada. Today, Menaye operates her own charity, the Menaye Charity Foundation, which helps disadvantaged children in Ghana.
Menaye’s charity supports several orphanages in Ghana that are also responsible for children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS; and also provides for The Menaye International School in the central region of Ghana which offers education to over 150 underprivileged children.
In 2006 Menaye met Inter Milan footballer, Sulley Muntari, at the World Cup finals in Germany. They became a couple in 2007 and she began managing his brand under her management company MENMUN Ltd. In 2010 the pair got married in Accra on Christmas Day.
Menaye is now based in London and Milan but is passionate about giving back and continues to give back to the communities in Ghana that need it most. We are delighted to introduce you to this hardworking, brilliant and caring woman as Ladybrille’s Woman of the Month December 2011 to close out 2011. Read her interview and be inspired as you prepare to take on 2012!