Dorcas Affo-Toffey also known as Nzema Yaa Asantewa is a Ghanaian entrepreneur, philanthropist and politician.
She is the mother of popular singer and performer Fantana. She is a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
She is the current member of parliament elect for the Jomoro Constituency.
Below are some facts about the MP.
She was born Dorcas Affo-Toffey but she is affectionately called Nzema Yaa Asantewaa.
She was born on the 4th of May, 1973 in Tikobo 1; a town at Jomoro in the Western Region of Ghana. She is 47 years old as of the year 2020.
She hails from Bonyere in the Jomoro Municipality of the Western Region of Ghana.
She was born to the late Stephen Ackah Toffey and Mary Afo Danyi.
Early Life and Education
She is the 18th child of his father’s 23 children and the last born of his mother’s five children.
She began school in Bonyere and moved on to the Nkroful Agriculture Secondary School in 1986.
She travelled to the US to further her education where she studied Real Estate, Dental Hygiene, Customer Services and Branding. She also has certification in Public Relations, Marketing and Business Administration.
She is married to Joseph Lawrence Ashun and they have two daughters; Francine Koffi aka Fantana, who is a musician in Ghana and Lynelle Koffi who is a Medical doctor in the USA.
Politics and Career
From the year 2002, she has established and managed several companies in Atlanta Georgia in USA, which include; Kids Smile Inc (Day Care School), Queen D Beauty, Topeka Properties (Building and Construction). She is a senior partner to Selfie Homes in the USA.
She returned to Ghana in 2012 to expand her businesses. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Country Representative for Nano Fix IT Company, and Sebastian Closet Inc respectively.
She was elected as the National Democratic Congress candidate for the Jomoro Constituency in August 2019.
She got 1,324 votes representing 87.4% whilst the other two candidates Akatia Kwaidoo, Nda Blay Armah polled 188 representing 12.4%, 4 representing 0.2% respectively.
Affo-Toffey won the 2020 parliamentary elections for Jomoro Constituency after polling 24,356 votes representing 55.5% against the incumbent member of parliament Paul Essien of the New Patriotic Party who had 19,889 votes representing 44.95%.
Sharing a live video on her Facebook wall, the mother of musician Fantana said she was being attacked by members of the NPP party in Jomoro allegedly led by their constituency secretary, Eric Muah after she won the Jomoro parliamentary seat.
Social Media Handles
She goes by the handle Dorcas Affo – Toffey on facebook and @dorcasaffotoffey on Instagram.