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Nana Afua Antwi

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Name  Nana Antwi
Role  Model
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Nana Afua Antwi (born 25 November 1988 ) is a British Fashion model originated from Ghana. She emerged in the modelling spotlight when she won Britain's Top Model of Colour contest on 27 November 2010.



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Early life

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Nana Afua was raised in Kumasi, Ashanti Region. She is the daughter of Akosua Odei (also known as Doris Kwarteng), a self-employed business woman who passed 7 December 1994, and Kofi Antwi, entrepreneur. She attended Cambridge International School in Kumasi and graduated in 1999. Nana Afua furthered her high school education at St Louis Secondary School studying visual arts. She was accepted by Thurrock and Basildon College in 2008 where she studied a foundation degree in art and design with a year completion studying fashion illustration at the London College of Fashion.


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Nana Afua started modelling when she was scouted at H&M in Central London mid-2009. In the same year she started her catwalk experience at La Geneve North events working for established and emerging designers. Nana Afua is one of the few African models to recently grace the September/August Issue 2011 of Black Hair Magazine which was voted best cover celebrating black beauty in America. She also appread in Pride Magazine as the face of the feature for 'real women' and did editorials for Fabulous Magazine. Nana Afua has walked in London Fashion Week for Matthew Williamson and the face for E'lon Cosmetics in America. She has grace most fashion and lifestyle magazine in the UK and also for American Online Magazine E'lon.

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She has appeared in the Barking & Dagenham Post newspaper six times for her work ethic as well as the The Voice (newspaper). Nana Afua is an upcoming fashion designer with the clothing brand 'adopted culture' which was selected for Vogue Fashion's night out September 2011. In record the label is the first ethinc brand to ever grace Savile Row in the Sartoria Bar Central London. She won Best Female Model of the year in October 2011 at the Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television Awards (BEFFTA Awards) Nana Afua Antwi recently channels her inner gooddess on the front cover of New African Woman Magazine issue 18 for Feb/Mar 2013 Issue.


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Nana Afua recently started a presenting role which promotes African Music (afrobeats) with one of the leading Pan African TV channel in the UK Vox Africa on the show 'The Hi-Life which promotes Afrobeats.


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In 2011 Nana Afua established charity 'Akosua ODei Foundation' which aimed at single young women/mothers living harsh lives in rural Ghana/ Africa which was inspired by an item on BBC News. Nana Afua launched a press launch for the Akosua Odei Foundation at Hotel Russel in West London on 26 May 2012.


In May 2011 Nana Afua became an Ambassador with Save the Children International charity to assist organise a fashion show to raise money for the needy children.

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