Nicole Amarteifio and Millie Monyo are the two women responsible for An African City, what many are calling the African “sex and the City”. It is not hard to see why the show, created in 2014 has become a global hit. Following the lives of five metropolitan women living in Accra. These five women embody the power, strength and style of the African woman. The show follows Nana Yaa, Zaniab, Sade, Makena, and Ngozi as they navigate, life, business, and romance.
Fashion has been instrumental in the portrayal of each character. Each character varies in style, from Sade’s adventurous looks to Ngozi’s minimalist and no-nonsense attire. The creators have managed to cultivate a personal style for each character. Nana Yaa’s played by MaameYaa Boafo has an evolution of style from her first arrival into Africa to her becoming more comfortable and content with her decision to return home. Nana Yaa’s style is a mix of urban cool, and vintage. She exudes confidence, and his determined to not conform to beauty or fashion standards set. Here are five of her most iconic fashion moments from season one.
When Nana Yaa first arrived back in Accra after years away in New York. The look embodies the busy New Yorker that is both on trend and simple. The over the shoulder leather jacket makes the look unmistakably New York.
This ensemble showcases Nana Yaa’s go to look of urban chic mixed with sophisticated pieces. The tightness of the skirt perfectly balances the flow and shape of the top.
Here we see her flare for drama with this vintage inspired top that takes her look to the next level. Nana Yaa welcomes color and it pays off with this look as the pink and blue perfectly compliment each other
The classic white jumpsuit paired with a bold accessory mixes the New Yorker and Ghanaian present in Nana Yaa’s personality.
This brightly patterned two-piece set has an obvious urban feel to it whilst mixing African prints
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The final and boldest piece is this one shoulder dress made out of an African print that captures your attention. The piece cinches in at the waist and hugs her curves.
Which of these looks is your favourite?