2019 was that big year for a lot of models in Ghana. As the fashion and modeling industry evolves in Ghana, new faces have sprung up allowing creatives the chance to explore the diverse range of faces.
Thanks to social media, industry players and other factors more talents have been unearthed this year.
This list focuses on the models that had major casting outside and inside Ghana, worked with stylists, photographers, and magazines or took part in competitions or awards in the year under review.
As a major voice and platform in the Ghanaian and African fashion space, we believe strongly that it reflects the stance of the industry.
As such, our team of editors and writers have gone through a series of vetting and brainstorming to put out this list adhering to the highest form of professionalism and editorial integrity.
We hope this list will not only motivate the nominees but also those who didn’t make the list and start a positive conversation in the industry.
In no particular order, here are the top 19 models of 2019
Maxwell Annor is the name that readily comes to mind when you mention Ghanaian model these days. Securing modeling gigs with Burberry, Botegga Veneta, and other iconic names. He goes into the history books as the first Ghanaian to walk and pose for several powerhouse brands.
Represented by Yafan models in Accra, young Ottawa is a regular favorite for Thom Browne, Louis Vuitton, Missoni and more. His astronomic rise to the top of the global fashion industry is a testament of the raw talents that exist in his home country of Ghana.
Hamamat Montia is to the Ghanaian fashion industry what Naomi Campbell is to global fashion; completely irreplaceable. With a beauty brand and the Hammat African village, she’s held the fort as an icon in the industry who is constantly evolving with the times. She’s our queen and she ruled 2019 gloriously.
Ghanaian Nigeria Model, Victoria Micheals spread her wings some more in 2019 and making history as the first Ghanaian and only black model to walk for Luisa Beccaria during the Spring/Summer fashion season
Julee Djoulde Bocom
Loved by photographers, adored by stylists, a favorite of designers, idolized by the Magazines and blogs, Julee is one who cannot be erased from the Ghanaian fashion industry. From walking for Christie Brown to giant Woodin Billboards, Julee went to the bank smiling in 2019 and it was definitely a good year for the top Ghanaian model
Jason Asare Akoto
Mr Model 2017 winner, Jason Asare-Akoto was the cool kid on the block 2 years ago but has continuously evolved into a face we love to watch in the fashion industry. His work for the textile brand, Vlisco, Lawren Taylor and magazine covers places him comfortably in this hot list.
You got nothing on Lightville cover girl, Brigitte Appiah who also happens to have chalked a Vogue feature this year. The Fuse represented model as also a regular on editorials and runways in 2019.
Black skin models matter a lot and Sherifa was the iconic poster girl for this movement. She made a lasting impression on fashion insiders inn 2019. We can’t wait to see how she leverages on her successes in 2019.
Richard Sakora Awuni
Boss Model signee, Richard Sakora Awuni upped his ante this year in the global fashion scene. Currently based in Mexico, he’s featured in commercials for Nike, The North Face, Calvin Klein, and many others.
All hail our Glitz Africa model of the year. 2019 was a great year for this chap’s modeling career and we hope to see him do more.
Dela took a break from her education in Ukraine to pursue modeling fulltime and we must say it’s paying off big time. 2019 saw her pose in designs from Pistis,Braandless, Myth House and as the face of a number of beauty products including Nokware, Rozay Beauty.
Oduro Kermit gave us face, face, and more face in 2019 and we couldn’t have been gladder to have been blessed with such amazing jawline.
Napari Aisha got tongues wagging over her Vogue feature in 2019, Mode magazine cover and spread plus a list of other very important modeling gigs.
Her Royal Blackness
Her royal Blackness who is currently signed onto to Pulse Models gave the light-skinned girls a run for her money with her spectacular body of work and we loved sis showing up for the movement.
Cast Model Management boy, Owusu B was an exciting face to watch at the fashion shows and the presentations.
America’s Next top model finalist, Mame Adjei keeps making Ghana proud and this year was no different. Talk shows, runways, and magazine spreads were her home
Its been an exciting year for Ghanaian model, Ekow Barnes from Vogue spreads to Magazine covers for Obvious. The slender model still maintained his status as a vivre-de-force in the industry in the year under review.
Just like her name Ghanaian Togolese model, Unique was the special face we saw in 2019. Celebrating her albinism and her skin, she did not let the discrimination and taboos deter her from making it into the magazines, videos, and editorials.