There are very few dark skinned models of African descent active in the international modelling circuit these days. It is bad enough that the list of modelling greats coming in to save the day for many a whitewashed runway is limited to Oluchi Orlandi, Alek Wek and Naomi Campbell. Thankfully, the Ghanaian model, Destiny Owusu, known to everyone as Oh Wawa is seeking to change that.
Born in Ghana and currently dividing her time between Ghana and the United States, Owusu came into prominence when she contested for the V Files Spring 15 model of the season. With three years of modelling behind her, endorsements from Italian powerhouses Dolce and Gabbana and collaborations with Ronke Raji and a feature in V Magazine, not to mention walking at New York Fashion Week, Owusu is definitely lit. These are some of our favorite pictures of her.
Here she is channeling that Grace Jones smoulder. Shot by Washington photo Tony Veloz.
She wears the hell out of a plunge neckline.
Ever seen a bomber jacket look this good?
Owusu takes her tomboyish streak and runs with it into high fashion territory.
Just in case you were wondering, she’s ethereal in a dress too.
Andy Warhol Popstar with those neon lips.
What can we say, Oh Wawa is fitness goals.
And pretty as hell, incase we forgot that.
Get familiar with Oh Wawa here.