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shnuuafia As part of my campaign, I'm not just shining spotlight on myself - I want to shine the spotlight on some of the incredible and inspirational everyday-Miss-Ghana-UKs out there - British-born Ghanaians who epitomise the beauty, intelligence and outstanding ability of the exceptional Ghanaian young woman! The second subject of my **MGUK-Lifestyle-Spotlight** is Miss Emma Amoafo!

Emma Amoafo is a 23 year old Ghanaian brought up in Hampshire who is an amalgamation of brains, beauty, style, charity and creativity – a medical student at the prestigious Imperial College School of Medicine, entering her final year of study, she is also the founder and lead designer of burgeoning fashion house FRIDAY BORN DESIGNS (@fridayborn)

The vision of Friday Born Designs was clear – to pay homage to the motherland by using ‘African fabrics disguised in a British silhouette’ while simultaneously supporting the community back home in Ghana, with proceeds from her designs going to support children's homes in Ghana - Emma makes yearly trips to personally present monies and oversee the good work that her charitable works are achieving back home.
Friday Born Designs has opened some incredible doors for Emma, allowing her to style two music videos (Sneakbo – Her Name, and Lola Rae feat. Iyanya – Fi Mi Le) as well as costumes for the much-acclaimed afrobeats stage production Oliva Tweest! And Friday Born shows no signs of slowing down – an incredible fashion world success story, made even more special by the fact that Emma has never had any formal fashion training and is also studying such a high-powered medical degree at the same time!

Initially making all of Friday Born’s clothes herself, she now has seamstresses and tailors in Ghana who help supply meet demand. In the same vein, it ensures a strong bond of co-operation and support exists between the UK and Ghana. The epitomy of the spirit of Miss Ghana UK.

Please support our beautiful Ghanaian sister by visiting her instagram at @fridayborn or the official website at fridayborndesigns.com!

#SelflessSpotlight #missghanauk #mguk #akwaaba #akwaabauk @akwaabauk @missghanauk @staceychellz @mavisosei #MGUKlifestyle
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distant_drummerrr I swear the Lemon Queens r following me! Sprouted up right next door to the house I stayed in n Cape May... #FollowingMe #Stalkers #LemonQueens #Sunflowers #CapeMay #NJ #ButtonwoodManor #Akwaaba #BedAndBreakfast #Greenery #DistantDrummerrr #Rare #RuggedElegant #Radical 2d

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mcashes What's this teasing all about???
It's all about #Akwaaba night!!!
#GTUC welcomes u to a night of fun n music!
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distant_drummerrr Im also obsessed with this spinning wheel which is also a great accessory for the home... I'm def taking notes #SpinningWheels #HomeAccessories #InHomeInstallation #Nostalgic #Akwaaba #BesAndBreakfast #CapeMay #NJ #DistantDrummerrr 4d

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wastedapproval Means welcome in my Ghanaian language called Tri #afrocentric #ghana #welcome #akwaaba #africa #foreign #language 4d

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Normal Willie Will
willimo42 #Akwaaba in the building..#church things 5d

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shnuuafia TWO Weeks To Go! It's almost time! Aspire / Believe / Achieve Come support at Wood Green's Dominion Centre on Saturday 27 September! TeamNUNA let's do this! Let's Change the Game forever! #TeamNUNAMGUK2014 #mguk #missghanauk #akwaaba #akwaabauk #ghana #ChangeTheGame #MGUKLifestyle @staceychellz @mavisosei @akwaabauk @missghanauk 5d

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prettifa #tbt amongst the bamboo in Ghana #akwaaba
Missing Ghana
Look at Gods work
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stefaniemiska Eight years ago this place stole my heart 7d

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shnuuafia As part of my campaign, I'm not just shining spotlight on myself - I want to shine the spotlight on some of the incredible and inspirational everyday-Miss-Ghana-UKs out there - British-born Ghanaians who epitomise the beauty, intelligence and outstanding ability of the exceptional Ghanaian young woman! The first subject of my **MGUK-Lifestyle-Spotlight** is Miss CHANEL ASAFO-AGYEI!! Popularly known as 'Nelly' is the CEO of the burgeoning hair company 'Cheveux By Nelly' This British-born exceptionally-talented young Ghanaian lady is currently rising in fame within the Afro-Caribbean communities in the United Kingdom for her awesome hairstyles and products.
About the motivation for setting up her company a year ago, Nelly revealed that “From a very tender age I leant that one of the key elements that makes a lady presentable is her hair, as a result I have been very particular about my hair. I always received great compliments about my hair and realized the possibility of making a business out of hair pieces noticing the ridiculous prices of some of the hair pieces selling on the market. Besides, my hair pieces are of high quality”. Cheveux De Nelly offers an extensive and exceptional selection of hair pieces at affordable prices.

With her clientele base now growing beyond the United Kingdom, Cheveux De Nelly now ships hair pieces to clients in several European countries, the United States of America, Jamaica, Nigeria and Ghana.
Looking into the future, Nelly revealed that her long term is to build a vibrant hair with global recognition. “At the moment, I am learning the rudiments of making it big on the international market and I see my hair brand making waves globally, from New York to South Africa in the next five years.

To own any of Nelly’s amazing hair pieces, you can contact her on info@cheveuxdenelly.com or follow her on twitter @CheveuxDeNelly and Instagram @CheveuxDeNelly.

Keep posted here on my official instagram account as I throw the spotlight onto more beautiful and exceptional young Ghanaian ladies!

#SelflessSpotlight #missghanauk #mguk #akwaaba #akwaabauk @akwaabauk @missghanauk #MGUKlifestyle
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shnuuafia With less than three weeks to go please visit shoobs.com or contact me directly to secure your seats at this year's Miss Ghana UK finals, being held Saturday 27 September at the Dominion Hall in Wood Green! I'm working harder than ever to be given the opportunity to change the course of MGUK forever! MGUK is MORE than a competition to me - it's a LIFESTYLE! Ladies & Gentlemen, the REIGN is coming! ️ Aspire / Believe / Achieve - TeamNUNA lets do this!!! It's time to Change The Game #teamnunamguk2014 #mguk #missghanauk #changethegame #akwaaba #akwaabauk @missghanauk @akwaabauk 1w

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nnemuka To drink or not to drink (on a work night)... THAT is the REAL question! Day 2 #FiveDaysFierce #TribalMeetsContemporary #AfricanFashion #AccraFashion #Akwaaba #BonNuit 1w

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lifeasbob "And for tired eyes every light is too bright, and for tired lips every breath too heavy, and for tired ears every word too much." -George Büchner
Week 3: You're reminded life is not a fairytale and this may not be a walk in the park after all! SHOUTOUT @uc_aacrc for the #Akwaaba14 T-Shirt #uc #Akwaaba #theamericandream #schleepy
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  •   lifeasbob @jess_rae16 I've done this for u everyday u know I'm known to go MIA every once in awhile I'll text u the week of midterms in advance though 1w
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brownstoneliving Went to a reading of a #play called #Rachel, the oldest play by an #AfricanAmericanWoman Angelina Weld Grimke (#Grimke) an early 20th century #playwrite at #AkwaabaMansion aka #Akwaaba and was blown away.. The play was commissioned by the #NAACP to combat the racist film #BirthofANation... #Sundays in #BedStuy #BrownstoneLiving #BrownstoneLivingNYC #Culture #BlackHistory #BlackCulture #Enrichment #Enlightenment #HistoryBuff #TurnofTheCentury 1w

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