Angelina Akua Nana Oduro, the girl who is seen in the famous Akwaaba photo that symbolizes Ghana’s hospitality both home and abroad has revealed she received no recognition for her picture.
In an interview with TV3 Ghana, Angelina Akua Nana Oduro indicated that her wish is to meet the president and the minister of tourism at least.
“It is my face that is out there but I have never received any recognition for it” she explained.
Angelina who is now 39 years old took the picture when she was 18 years old in the 1990s.
According to her, although there were no social media networks at the time, the image managed to go viral within just a few weeks or months.
The iconic image, widely recognised as a symbolism of Ghana’s hospitality features Angelina adorn in regal Ghana Kente while holding a calabash with a flashing smile.
See the full interview below: