Godfred Nana Yaw Amoako, a 29-year-old amateur model from Ghana has been crowned Mr. Model Africa 2020 in Accra. Henrik Wolo Jnr. 20 years, also an amateur model and from Liberia took the second position while Babatunde Stephen, a 24-year model and footballer from Nigeria placed third.
The show was held without a live audience for the first time in its seven-year history due to COVID- 19 protocols and the need to keep both contestants and production crew safe and telecast on TV7 Ghana and online globally via the Mr. Model Africa page.
It began with an African Beachwear Segment styled by St. Mensah by Nana. This was followed by designers’ showcase featuring designs from the 2019 Ghana Menswear week Style Man Project winner, Albert Essuman of Al Belkay clothing line.
The Avant Garde segment offered finalists the opportunity to create their own unusual fashion looks after which the number was slashed to the top five. They were Nana Yaw Amoako, Babatunde Stephen, Henrik Wolo Jnr, Prince and Vadin Anadi Acheampong. All five were then asked to tell viewers one major problem they think is affecting today’s youth and why they should be crowned as the 2020 Mr. Model Africa winner.
There were special prizes for Mr. Personality won by Babatunde Stephen; Mr. Photogenic won by Henry Ghansah; Mr. Best Body went to Prince Aboagye Boadi); Best Avant Garde and Mr. Popularity went to Nana Yaw Amoako; and Best Runway Walk went to Daniel Anim.
Nana Yaw will receive an Accra-South Africa-Accra return ticket for his prize as well as advocate for autism awareness and fundraising in Ghana through the Jonny and Friends for Autism Foundation (NGO) in Accra.
Mr. Model Africa is the only male modeling competition currently running in Ghana which seeks to create a platform for male models in Africa to be responsible young role models while discovering new faces for the modeling industries in Africa and beyond. It is produced by Fame Model Management in partnership with Fashiongh TV.