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The face behind Ghana’s most popular ‘Akwaaba’ portrait, Angelina Oduro

Akwaaba means ‘welcome’ in Ghana and Angelina Nana Akua Oduro’s iconic Akwaaba photo taken in 1999 when she was a teenager, has broken all records in the Ghanaian modelling industry.

Akwaaba means Welcome in Ghana and Angelina Nana Akua Oduro ’s iconic Akwaaba photo taken in 1999 when she was a teenager has broken all records in the Ghanaian modelling industry.

Nana Akua’s divine achievement is so legendary that even Ghanaian models yet unborn would struggle to match the record she has set.

The Akwaaba picture is popularly recognized by Ghanaians across the World as a true representation of Ghana’s hospitality to foreigners.

Akwaaba means Welcome in Ghana and Angelina Nana Akua Oduro ’s iconic Akwaaba photo taken in 1999 when she was a teenager has broken all records in the Ghanaian modelling industry.

Arguably the most popular model in Ghana,

Angelina Nana Akua Oduro became a household name over two decades ago featuring on several collectables like special calendars, bags, dresses, gift items, and many more.

The iconic image, widely recognised as a symbolism of Ghana’s hospitality (Akwaaba)

features Nana Akua adorn in regal Ghana Kente while holding a calabash with a flashing smile.

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Written by Gilly

I am a Ghana-based freelance Journalist fascinated in the Music Industry, Experienced Blogger with a demonstrated history of working in the music industry. Skilled in Music Publishing, Event Planning likewise Event Management. Strong media and communication professional with a Master of Arts (MA) focused on Management Information Systems.

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