Top model Adesuwa Aighewi has appeared on the runway and in campaigns for fashion houses from Chanel to Louis Vuitton and Tommy Hilfiger to Marc Jacobs. She has been ranked among the “Top 50” models by acclaimed website models.com, as well as selected as runner up for the “Breakout Star of the Year” in 2018. Although Aighewi was born in the U.S., she spent most of her childhood in Nigeria. She told Office Magazine,
I’m African. Was raised African. We are inherently proud. I moved a lot as a kid but spent the longest time in Nigeria, and everything that happened to me there shaped me. Without the past you really can’t understand the future or know where you’re going. Everything’s connected, we’re all part of a giant circle, so don’t be the ignorant one ruining everything. I try and appreciate the smaller things, I believe that’s part of the recipe for happiness.
Her experience in Nigeria might be why she finds herself returning to the continent, over and over again. She seems to feel most at home in Accra, Ghana, where she invited Vogue magazine into her home to spend a day in her life. Watch below as Aighewi takes us through her daily routine as she works to launch her brand Legacy.
Featured image via Instagram / adesuwa