- The famous girl in the Akwaaba photo, Angelina Akua Nana Oduro, has said she wishes to receive some recognition for her picture
- The lady who took the photo at age 18 is now 39 years old but has never been recognized in any way for being a great representation of Ghana's hospitality
- In an interview sighted by YEN.com.gh, she wished to meet the president and the minister of tourism at least
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Angelina Akua Nana Oduro, the girl who is seen in the famous Akwaaba photo that symbolizes Ghana's hospitality both home and abroad has revealed she received no recognition for her picture.
In an interview with TV3 Ghana sighted by YEN.com.gh, Angelina Akua Nana Oduro indicated that her wish is to meet the president and the minister of tourism at least.
"It is my face that is out there but I have never received any recognition for it" she explained.
Angelina who is now 39 years old took the picture when she was 18 years old in the 1990s.
See the full interview below:
According to her, although there were no social media networks at the time, the image managed to go viral within just a few weeks or months.
Soon enough, hotels, embassies, tourist sites and other iconic places of visit were seen featuring the picture to portray Ghana's sense of hospitality.
The iconic image, widely recognised as a symbolism of Ghana’s hospitality features Angelina adorn in regal Ghana Kente while holding a calabash with a flashing smile.
In the footage that Shatta Bandle posted on his verified Instagram account, he was seen crying like a baby over breastmilk whilst in the arms of the beautiful young lady.
The impression created in the video was that Shatta Bandle, a baby, had been bathed by his supposed 'mother' and was being smeared on with powder.
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