When someone creates a product that they wish to sell to the masses, they will look for someone to model it to get people interested. This is most commonly done in the fashion industry and for a good reason. There are several types of modelling — fashion, fitness, bikini, promotional, and commercial models. Most models in Ghana are fashion models, although commercial models are rising fast.
Fashion models are those seen on the covers of reputable magazines like Vogue. Runway models, on the other hand, are found on the catwalk. Commercial models are those that do campaigns and commercials. This is the modelling type that is most common. These three types of modelling are the ones that are mostly confused as the others are quite obvious from their names.
Top models in Ghana
In Ghana, modelling has not always been the go-to career for many people due to the misconception that it is not a serious career. This myth has been debunked, and models from Ghana are now walking runways with other big names in the industry. There are several models in Ghana that have taken the industry by storm. They include:
1. Victoria Michaels
Victoria Michaels is a Ghanaian-Nigerian model, fashion icon, actress, and philanthropist. At age 19, Victoria got her first modelling job but could not pursue it since she was still in school. However, after completing her university education and getting her Bachelor of Science degree, she actively started modelling.
She has made quite the power moves in her career. She has been featured in Vogue Italia, Canoe Magazine, Roots Paris, OkayAfrica Magazine, and many other big magazines in the industry. She is also the first Ghanaian and the only black woman to walk for Luisa Beccaria.
2. Ottawa Kwami
Gabriel Agbolo Kwami Efoe, popularly known as Ottawa Kwami was born in 2000. Kwami started his career in Ghana where Yafan models in Africa represented him. He rose to become one of the top models in Ghana and was even the first Ghanaian to walk for Luxury French brand.
His story is proof of the insane amount of talent that exists in Ghana just waiting to be tapped into. His face is familiar in the country with many referring to him as Ghana's top male model. The best part is that he is still young, being only 20 years old, and has his whole life ahead of him. One can only wonder about the places he will reach with all his hard work.
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3. Laurie Frempong
Another one of the top female models in Ghana is Laurie Frempong. Laurie is one of a kind as the model, and fashion blogger also manages her career herself. She gets her jobs herself, negotiates her payments herself, and is her own PR. This is not easy as she has to multitask all of those things. She, however, loves the challenge and loves being her own boss.
The model has incorporated her natural hair into her signature, which has given her a uniqueness that most people want in models. She loves her job and believes that with hard work, one can achieve anything they set their mind to.
4. Maxwell Annor
When any Ghanaian is asked about the top models in their country, one of the names that they will effortlessly mention is Maxwell Annor. Maxwell is a talented model who has the looks and the charisma that is required to make it in this industry. Annor has been in the industry for quite some time and in that time has been the first Ghanaian on several runways.
He has had modelling gigs with several iconic names like Burberry, and even Bottega Veneta. He has also been featured in Replica magazine and has worked for Givenchy. The model who recently became a father for sure has an awesome career.
5. Julee Djoulde Bocom
Another one of the well known female Ghana models is Julee. She is another well-known face in the industry. Her Instagram is expertly curated, making her one of the most famous Ghana Instagram models.
Sakora, born Richard Sakora Awuni is another model that most people may not know is Ghanaian since he is based in Mexico. He, however, is Ghanaian and has put Ghana in the global fashion scene. He has been featured in a lot of commercials over the years for big companies like Nike, Calvin Klein, and many others.
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7. Gina Akala
Gina is a beast when it comes to her work, and every fashion enthusiast in Ghana knows about her. She is both a fashion designer and a model. Two skills that go hand in hand and complement each other extremely well. She has worked runways in both Ghana and other countries abroad and has been in very many commercials and music videos.
8. Kermit Oduro
Kermit is another Ghanaian model who has worked with Yafan Models, although another company currently represents him. He is one of the more recognizable faces among fashion models in Ghana with many fans swooning over his amazing jawline. 2020 is only halfway over, but Kermit has already made some serious career moves and represents his flag with pride.
9. Roselyn Ashkar
Roselyn is a model, TV, and radio personality that was born and raised in Accra Ghana. She got into the modelling industry in 2009 and has grown tremendously since then. She has been featured in many magazine editorials, and her style never ceases to amaze. She was also part of the reality TV show Africa's Next Top Model in which she was one of the finalists.
10. Fiifi Annan
Fiifi is a Ghanaian model based in South Africa. He has held everyone's attention since he got into the modelling industry with his charming good looks. He is also very talented and has a very bright future ahead of him.
These top 10 models in Ghana are the creme de la creme of the modelling in the industry. The names were not listed in any particular order as all of them are good at what they do. They are an inspiration to anyone who wants to get into the industry.
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