- Iconic Akwaaba photo model, Angelina Nana Akua Oduro, has finally been celebrated at the Golden Age Creative Arts Awards (GACAA)
- Oduro's famous Akwaaba snap has become synonymous with hospitality and tourism in and outside Ghana for more than two decades
- The renowned model has finally been honoured at this year's GACAA after over two decades of neglect
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Angelina Nana Akua Oduro, the model in the globally recognised iconic Akwaaba photo, has been honoured at this year's Golden Age Creative Arts Awards (GACAA).
The well-known iconic Akwaaba snap has represented Ghana’s hospitality and tourism industry for more than two decades owing to Angelina's photogenic look which features in the Akwaaba calendar designed in the 1990s.
Oduro was celebrated at this year's GACAA in Accra for her massive contribution to the creative arts, hospitality, and tourism industries.
Before this, several features about the 40-year old mom of two kids had highlighted how she had been neglected despite her image's unmatched contribution.
Angelina re-gained media attention after a feature by TV3 to garner support and appreciation from the Ghana Tourism Authority and the necessary stakeholders for her image that has been synonymous with hospitality and tourism for over two decades.
Speaking at the award ceremony after she received the honours, Oduro expressed gratitude for the recognition.
''I feel very good, I thank God for how far he has brought me, I feel so proud that I'm been recognised. I'm grateful,'' she said.
In other news, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Debrah Sarpong, a young man who used to eke a living by working as a shoeshine boy has bagged his master's from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
In a post on social media, he recounted that before attaining this feat, he went through rounds of tough adversities due to his deprived background.
Sarpong disclosed that at the age of 12, he used to hide small wraps of cocaine in a matchbox to deliver it to a young man at Amakom in Kumasi without being caught in return for money.
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Source: Yen News