Nana Afua Antwi is a British fashion model originated from Kumasi Ashanti in Ghana . She is the winner for Britain’s Top Model of Colour Cycle 5 and BEFFTA Awards Winner Female Model of the Year, Cover Girl for Black Hair Magazine August/ September Issue which was voted one of the best black magazine coversin America in October 2011. Nana Afua is the current face and Ambassador for the Stephen Lawrence National Charity Campaign promoting anti hate anti violence among youth in the UK. She graduated from Thurrock and Basildon College studying Art & Design and a furthered at the London College of Fashion studying fashion illustration.
In June 2009, she was scouted by a Model Agent at H&M for London Fashion Week which kicked off her Modeling career. She is also an award winning Model for M&M Excellence Awards in September 2009 based in Africa. In November 2009 she was highly inspired on documentary shown on London BBC of women who were slain and lost their lives mining in a rural part of Ghana. Most of these women were single Mothers living behind children. This was a big motivation which inspired her to be spokes Ambassador for Black Women going through harsh lives. This Campaign was a key platform which encouraged her to compete for Top Model of Colour UK, one of the well known established competition for Models of Colour.
Winning the competition was a big success and a dream come true which has enable her to work on a charity project campaign named after her late Mother Akosua Odei Foundation which is set to launch soon on May 26th 2012 in Hotel Russel West London‘’ in aid of Single Mothers/Women living harsh lives in the rural Ghana and Africa. Nana has also had the chance to work with Matthew Williamson and got featured in his A/W 2011 Catwalk Show in London. She was featured and graced in ‘’ The Voice News papers’’ 6 times continuous spread and been featured numerous times in the in UK POST newspapers for her work ethic for the youth in her borough. She was featured in most blogs and fashion and entertainment website all across London, America, Jamaica , Ghana and Nigeria. Her work has also been featured in Pride Magazine, Instyle Magazine, Ninetynine Magazine, Black beauty and hair, New African woman Magazine and to name a few published Magazines across Europe. She’s also been the Cover for May 2012 Issue for Tropics Magazine (South Africa), Capital Ace Factory Magazine (France) Tiya Hair & Fashion Magazine and Afro pulp Magazine. Nana Afua is currently working on her clothing line collection ‘adopted Culture’’ which is has already started making progress and recently showcased at Africa Fashion Week London last year.Nana will be on the catwalk during the Africa Fashion Week London.She has been picked by designers like House of Jola.