Accra, the capital city of Ghana, West Africa
population 4 million
Wisdom Toxla is the primary leader and builder.
During the recent decades Wisdom has been freelancing in a variety of capacities in the Ghanaian bike industry. His work with Bamboosero has introduced and impressed upon him the importance of modern world business mediums like the internet. To bridge the gap he has brought his son, Roland, in as an integral part of his business. After working hard to put his son through school, Wisdom is reaping the benefits of his son’s writing, administrative and computer skills that he often uses in Bamboosero dealings.
Interview with Wisdom
Wisdom built his first toy vehicle out of a spattering of recycled parts at the age of 10. A few years later realizing that his pleas for a bike would remain unanswered he decided to hone his skills until he achieved a ride-able form of transport. Many iterations into the process he arrived at a bicycle which was a fusion of wood and steel; this bike was acknowledged and currently resides The Museum of Science and Technology in Accra.
Since his early teens he has been involved in the bike industry in various capacities; as bike builder, racer, mechanic or simply the all-around bike man in Accra. Wisdom is an artist and brings a lifetime of experience and dedication to the craft itself and to every frame he builds
As a husband and father of 3, Wisdom is cautious with his finances. Nonetheless he’s doing everything he can to build capacity and bamboo bike making skills, he’s ready to ramp up.
He has borrowed a few hundred dollars for shop improvement and has supplied his customers with a great ride so that he can continue to build his life long dream, his own bike business!
Support Wisdom by buying one of his frames and getting your own great ride!