The Woman King: meet Ghanaian creative expert Nana Afriyie who helped create costumes for the film

  • Ghanaian creative expert, Nana Afriyie Frimpong has done the country proud as the only Ghanaian creative expert to work with Hollywood stars like Viola Davis
  • As an expert in costume design for film and television production, she was involved in the production of the new film, The Woman King.
  • Nana Afriyie Frimpong shares how she landed the gig and the achievements that come with it in this report

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Ghanaian creative expert Nana Afriyie Frimpong, who specializes in costume design and various fields of international film and television production, has shared photos and videos of herself liaising with costume designer, Gersha Phillips, to work with Ghanaian artisans to create costumes for the film.

Nana Afriyie tells how the team contacted her to send her her resume for a Hollywood movie that requires her to work with the costume team during the pre-production phase.

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The Woman King: Meet Ghanaian creative expert, Nana Afriyie Frimpong, who helped costume for the film @Source: Twitter
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She revealed that the team extended her contract to work as part of the costume team for the duration of production.

Nana Afriyie explains how she had the opportunity to costume the cast for the scenes shot in Ghana.

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In an interview with, the film’s official costume designer, Gersha Phillips, revealed that she drew inspiration from African culture while recreating the warriors’ outfits. Focusing particularly on Ghana’s costumes, Gersha said the aspiring Nawi warrior played by Thuso Mbedu wore a simple two-meter piece of cloth wrapped around her body. The weavers specially made the strip weaving material from the Bolgatanga in Ghana.

We had our fabric woven into 10 centimeter pieces, and everything came together to make what became the Agojie Palace tunics

In an Instagram post, Nana Afriyie shared behind-the-scenes footage of how she worked tirelessly with Ghanaian artisans to meet the demands of the Hollywood costume designer.

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