Lady in iconic ‘Akwaaba’ photo speaks for the first time » GhPage


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One picture that arguably seen in every Ghanaian home is the photo of a lady holding a pot with calabash and has the “Akwaaba” inscription written below just to welcome people to Ghanaian homes.

The lady who has finally be revealed and identified as Angelina Akua Nana Oduro, became a household name over two decades ago, featuring on calendars, posters, hotels and in the homes of some prominent Ghanaians including presidents.

The iconic image, widely recognized as a symbolism of Ghana’s hospitality features Angelina adorns in regal Ghana Kente while holding a calabash with a flashing smile.

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Angelina Akua Nana Oduro’s photo, also touted as one of the country’s most iconic photos has been widely circulated since she first posed for the camera.

At a point within the 20-year period, Angelina’s image was used as the front page of some exercise books which further imprinted her image in the minds of some school kids.

The popular Ghanaian former model is arguably the country’s all-time most popular model by virtue of how widespread her iconic photo has been used and continues to feature on most platforms.

After over two decades of posing for the camera, with the least expectation of becoming a celebrated national figure, Angelina Oduro earned her spot during a major national event with the least effort.

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Her image had done the work years ago making her the face that welcomes people including some of the world’s most important people into the country during national events.

So much of an asset, her photo continues to be used and has crossed borders.

Watch her interview below:

Recently, Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie shared Angelina’s image and asked about who she is.


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