Influencer. Journalist. Stylist. Commentator.
Akua Gyamfi is a creative chameleon who has made her mark in each specialism she’s set her sights on. She’s had a long and decorated career spanning fashion, film, television, theatre and digital media.
The hair stylist
A hair stylist to the stars, Akua has been called upon by the likes of supermodel Naomi Campbell and international designers such as Matthew Williamson, Jonathan Saunders and Giles to name a few to assist on various shoots and high-profile events including Fashion Week (London and Paris). Starting on the iconic Portobello Road, Akua’s styling career has spanned two decades and has included editorial campaigns for brands such as Hugo Boss, Jaeger and Uniqlo.
The content producer
Deciding to pursue her passion for the written word, Akua has written for local, national and specialist press. She was a correspondent for Antiapathy.com during Ken Livingston’s mayoral campaign in 2004 and became an integral part of the team that brought new life to underground satellite channel Channel AKA (formally known as Channel U). Akua carefully curated content for their website and flagship shows such as ‘The Illout Show’ hosted by Radio 1xtra DJs Ace & Vis.
Akua went on to oversee the personal blogs of Ace & Vis, launched her own blog ‘The Soul Pages’ and was digital editor for the Screen Nation Film & Television Awards blog, ‘Screen Insider’
The film specialist
Akua joined BBC’s prestigious Writersroom where she crafted her writing skills and extended her talents to script writing. She would go on to work with Director, Mark 1, to co-write and co-produce the anti-knife and gun crime short film, After Effects, which is currently used in schools across the country. She now moonlights as a script consultant for filmmakers.
Her passion for film spurred her to start the multi-award-winning platform, The British Blacklist, a pioneering digital site documenting the careers of film, television, theatre, literature and music professionals of African and Caribbean descent. The British Blacklist has been dubbed ‘the IMDB for the UK’s British African and Caribbean entertainment industry’ and has received a host of awards including Best Arts & Entertainment magazine by the International Achievement Recognition Awards.
One thing is for sure: Akua Gyamfi is not only a woman dedicated to her craft and succeeding, she has a passion for creating quality content and provides audiences with what resonates with them.