He Started a Blog to Promote Entrepreneurship in Ghana , This is the story of Charles Wundengba
Entrepreneurship blogging is a niche many bloggers do not fancy but for Charles Wundengba, it is a passion to be pursued. Charles is a teacher, blogger, and digital marketer.
Charles blogs mostly on entrepreneurship but has other blogs for health, agriculture, and general news. In 2018, he was nominated for the Ghana 40under40 awards and also named among the Top 50 Bloggers in Ghana by Avance Media in 2018, 2020, and 2021.
He also promotes tech education in Ghana using the local Twi language on YouTube. In July 2020, Charles was named among the 100 Most Influential Personalities from Northern Ghana.
Charles Wundengba is the Founder and CEO of Wundef Media which comprises a list of blogs and provides PR services for brands.Wundef.com, Northernghana.net, Healthinfogh.com, Sindefeated.com, Agriceducation.com and Obuasitoday.com are all blogs under the Wundef Media.
In 2020, Charles Wundengba was featured in the August Edition of Kwik Advertizer Magazine.
He launched Wundef.com in 2017 to promote entrepreneurship and tell the stories of young entrepreneurs.
Charles Wundengba was born in Bunn, a suburb of Tongo in the Talensi District in the Upper East region of Ghana. His father was working in Obuasi so Charles joined his dad in Obuasi at age four. His dad lost his job a few months afterward.
In 1992, Charles started schooling at the Obuasi PresbyPrimary school where he continued to complete junior high school in the same school in 2001. He went on to TweneboahKodua Senior High school in Kumawu to study Science.
He then furthered on to the Wesley College of Education in Kumasi to be trained as a teacher. He became a graduate teacher after completing the University of Education, Winneba in 2012.
Charles has a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication from the University of Education, Winneba and currently studying for his MPhil in Strategic Communication at the same university.
Going into Blogging
In 2015, when visiting one mining community in the Ashanti region as part of a World Bank research on the impact of mining on mining communities, Charles met a group of young men who refused to talk about their issues with the Mining Company in their community because they believed it wouldn’t go anywhere. They explained that a lot of people have been there to listen to their stories but nothing good came out of it. They were fed up and they believed they just had to cope with the situation. Right there, Charles made up his mind to amplify the voices of the weak.
“When young people feel no one cares about them, they take the law into their own hands and the outcome could affect many lives,” he said.
Later that year, he started Obuasitoday.com to deal specifically with news related to the Obuasi community and amplify the voices of the people there. Obuasitoday.com has become the most reliable online news portal for everything about Obuasi. Prior to starting Obuasitoday.com, Charles Wundengba had started Northerngh.com (now Northernghana.net) in March of the same year to promote and educate people on the history and culture of the Northern regions.
“There were so many misconceptions of people from Northern Ghana. Some people thought the north is always violent because of the news they always hear and see from the media. I wanted to change that narrative” he explained.
In 2016, Charles felt updates on his websites weren’t going as expected since he had to always call his web developers and lodge a complaint before his websites were updated. So he decided to learn website development. By June 2016, after a few months of watching tutorials on website development on YouTube and support from a friend, he had developed a Christian website called Sindefeated.com. Sindefeated.com’smain purpose is to promote Christian events, doctrines, and news. Two months afterward, he added an online radio to the Christian website, Sindefeated Radio. The radio was listed on TuneIn in August 2017 and in the same year nominated for the award of Best Christian Online Radio at the Shine Awards Ghana 2017.
Through Sindefeated.com, Charles organized Praizfest, a Christian event that successfully took place in Obuasi in 2017 and 2018 and then in Bolgatanga in 2019 in partnership with Minister Edwina in Bolgatanga.
In early 2017, Charles started Wundengba.com which sought to inspire young people to go into entrepreneurship. After partaking in the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) in Lagos, Nigeria (2017), where he met over 100 other young entrepreneurs and leaders from other West African countries, Charles Wundengba realized a lot of young people were changing the world in their own small ways but no one knew about them and the impact they were making. He then decided to promote the works of people who are causing a change in their own small ways. Wundengba.com was changed to Wundef.com the same year.. Wundef.com provides leadership, inspirational, financial articles and also profiles of entrepreneurs and inspirational leaders. Charles Wundengba has interviewed and profiled almost 100 young entrepreneurs across Africa. Other profiles were submitted by other writers in various African countries.
In November 2018, he organized the first Young Entrepreneurs Conference in Obuasi. In the same month Healthinfogh.com, a health-related website was also released by him. Since 2015, Charles Wundengba has been volunteering for the 350 Ghana Reducing Our Carbon (350 GROC) as their Digital Team Leader.
Charles is a teacher by profession. Aside blogging, he is also part of the Aseda FM Morning Show Team since August, 2020.
Charles Wundengba got married in January, 2022 to Elizabeth Serwaah Wundengba.