It is outstanding how Modeling in Ghana over the decade has been blooming in the limelight, projecting black skin Ladies and gentlemen such as Maxwell Annoh and others. Maxwell who had no passion for modeling in his earlier years after school served as a barista in a Bar in Accra Ghana. Upon being discovered by one French man due to his height and gestures on one occasion in the bar, the French man strongly encouraged him to develop the passion for modeling.
Maxwell disclosed this in an interview saying “My career took off in 2014. Before then I worked as a barista in a coffee shop in Accra. I never had dreams of modeling; all I wanted to be was a meteorologist. On daily basis customers that came into the coffee shop thought I would be a great model. I thought I wasn’t ready until one French man became angry at me still working at the coffee shop and not modeling… he asked me, ‘Don’t you want to make a living?’”
After taking on the job and growing gradually, he was encouraged by Ghanaian broadcaster, Media Brands, Culture and Tourism expert Kwasi Kyei Darkwah His Royal Blackness KKD – The Finest to take his trade seriously and look beyond the shores of Ghana because he would make it out there.
Humbly, Maxwell heed to this advice and made it to the top with so much determination. This granted him a lot of opportunities within the nation and beyond. It is of no doubt he grabbed this giant deal with Burberry. He gaited top international runways and covers different magazines and designers’ campaigns across the world.
Other international top models who featured in this year’s campaign include Irina Shayk, Fran Summers, Sora Choi, He Cong, Alexis Chaparro, Freja Beha Erichsen, Finn Rosseel, Shayna McNeill, Anna Ross, Kacie Hall, Heejung Park, Mammina Aker, Xie Yunpeng, Junior Vasquez, and Benji Arvay.
Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection, ‘Tempest’, celebrates the contrasts and contradictions in British culture and weather, from the structured to the rebellious, evolving the cues and codes first set out in Riccardo’s debut collection for Burberry last year.
Below is a list of Maxwell Annoh’s Profile.
Burberry show AW19 (London fashion week) 2019
Lou Dalton show AW19 and SS20 (London fashion week) 2019
Grinko show AW18 (Milan fashion week) 2018
Atsushi Nakashima AW18 show (Milan fashion week) 2018
Rich Minsi show (South Africa Menswear week) 2017
Jenevive Lyon show (South Africa men’s wear week) 2016
Nicholas Scott show (South Africa menswear week) 2016
Tokyo James show (South Africa menswear week) 2016
Nayak Afrik, The Revival of Dignified African Dress, 2015
Mai Atafo showcase, (Glitz Africa fashion week) 2014
Glitz Style Awards: Model of the year, 2018
Culture, Dignity, Classic for Nayak Afrik shot by Steve Ababio 2015
GQ Style shot by Neil Kirk 2017
Louis Vuitton SS17 editorials shot by Pieter Hugo 2017
Numero Homme Berlin voodoo shot by Rob Kulisek 2019
Kingkong Magazine shot by Travys Owen 2017
Highsnobiety print editorial shot by Ahmed shredd 2019
Vogue Italia editorial feature shot by the masons 2019
Burberry outer wear editorial shot by Brett loydd 2019
Superbalist editorial shot by katinka bester 2016
Editorial for SICKY Magazine shot by Kyle weeks 2016
DUSK magazine editorial shot by travys Owen 2017
Burberry AW19 campaign shot by Danko Steiner X Nick Knight 2019
OWAY organic hair product Campaign shot by Danny Lowe. 2019
Nicolas Coutts FW17 Campaign shot by Kyle weeks 2017
Tokyo James FW16 Campaign shot by molnar annicka 2016
Jenevive Lyon FW17Campaign shot by Steve Marais 2016
Culture, Dignity, Classic for Nayak Afrik 2016 & 2015 shot by Steve Ababio
Indeed Maxwell Annoh deserves some accolades.