Known as the “Akwaaba image”, the image has become the most famous image when it comes to showcasing Ghana’s hospitality to the world.
The image has appeared on calendars, posters, prominent places and on several collectibles in Ghana and beyond.
Strangely, little is known about the personality in the iconic image.
Key facts about the Lady in the iconic “Akwaaba” image.
Her full name is Angelina Akua Nana but she is popularly called Akua Angie.
She was inspired to take the picture by a Dipo picture she saw in a bar when she was between 8 and 9 years old.
She stands at 5 feet 4 inches tall
She attended Fashion Africa Fashion Designing school
Who was the Photographer?
The picture was taken in 1999 by Ceejay, owner of Ceejay Multimedia.
How she wanted to take the picture
According to her, she wanted to take the picture naked but Ceejay advised against the idea.
She is married with two kids, a boy and a girl.
What she does for a living now
She is the CEO of Akwaaba Craft, a modelling agency where she teaches fashion and modelling.
What else is she into?
She is a chorister and an evangelist as well.
Summary of her rise to stardom
Angelina Akua Nana took the picture purposely to be hanged in her room but friends started admiring it.
According to her, a decision was later made to start selling the images by the photographer following the public admiration.
She is now affectionately called “Akwaaba” with her family house also popularly known as “Akwaaba” house because of the iconic image.
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