?My name is Adams Salley. I grew up in Bawku, in the Upper-East region. The main art specialization of the people of Bawku is basketry. The people of Bawku are friendly, joyous and business-oriented, and these are the very traits I possess. Growing up in Bawku was very fun, together with my parents who were traders and my 10 siblings.<br><br> ?I schooled a little to the primary level, and later helped my dad rear cattle. I later lived with my grandmother, who was a <i>kente</i> and basket weaver. She taught me how to weave baskets. I loved the beautiful colored raffia being interwoven to form a unique design. Even though I weave and sell, along the way the patronage was very bad. So I was moved to leave for Greater Accra to do some petty trading in other items to acquire funds to get back to the basketry.<br><br> ?My aim has always been to give my parents a good life. In my quest for acquiring a living, I met a young lady, who I loved so much I wanted to marry her. Along the line I caught her cheating, which shattered me. After a while, with my hard work I obtained a shop in the Accra art center, where I market all sorts of baskets which I buy from my people in the north to sell in my shop.<br><br> ?My dream has always been to help boost employment in my hometown. I have employed assistants in my shop who help to market the baskets. I was really happy when a friend spoke to me about Novica. Finally, there is a place to sell more of the baskets to help improve the lives of individuals in my hometown.?