British Born Ghanaian Model and Activist Adwoa Aboah will Lead an inspiring army Of Activists including footballer Marcus Rashford On Vogue’s September Cover.
Adwoa Aboah was born on 18th May 1992 in Westminster, London, England, to Charles Aboah and Camilla Lowther. The Lowther family, headed by the Earl of Lonsdale, are members of the British nobility. Aboah’s maternal great-grandfather was Anthony Lowther, Viscount Lowther. Her father was born and raised in Ghana, and emigrated to England. Both Aboah’s parents are involved in the fashion industry, as a location scout and photography agent respectively. Her sister Kesewa Aboah is also a model. Educated at Millfield, Aboah later graduated from Brunel University in 2013, with a bachelor’s degree in Modern Drama.
She first appeared as cover for Voque in December 2017 and she has also been on the cover of American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Poland. Aboah has modeled for Calvin Klein, Fendi, DKNY, Alexander Wang,Theory, H&M Aldo, Versus (Versace), Topshop, Fenty x Puma, Kenzo, Simone Rocha, and Erdem among others.
Outside of modelling, Aboah had performed some short-films and music videos and in 2017 she landed her first Hollywood role as Lia in the 2017 Hollywood adaptation of the Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell.
After her own personal struggles with sobriety and a concern over the lack of mental-health resources for young women, In 2017 Aboah launched an organization for young women called Gurls Talk. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Aboah created the ‘#CreativeTogether’ initiative, with the hope that creativity could be a way to connect people and combat some of the anxiety surrounding the lockdown.
She was featured in a 2018 commercial for Revlon’s PhotoReady Insta-Filter™ Foundation. Aboah was named British GQ’s ‘Woman of the Year’ for 2017.
In 2018, she was listed on the list of top 50 female models by models.com and was one of fifteen women selected to appear on the cover of the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, by guest editor Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
2020 saw Aboah listed for the first time on the Powerlist of the most influential Black British people across all industries.
The Magazines’s Editor who is also a Ghanaian, Edward Enninful in a statement said “Adwoa Aboah who is a leading mental health activist, travelled to Marcus’s garden in Manchester for their cover shot, and, in The Time Is Now, on page 218, the pair feature alongside 37 other phenomenal campaigners – photographed in 13 cities on four continents – who are shaping our times.”
He further explained why the focus on these people “At its core, this story is our show of thanks, as well as a rallying cry for the future. As writer Afua Hirsch puts it in her accompanying report, “It is a year that has elevated the visibility of legendary figures from those past battles, and ushered in a new generation.”