Ete sen! Me din de Kwame Sarfo.
Hello! My name is Kwame Sarfo. I was born in Brooklyn and raised in Jersey. Both of my parents were born and raised in Ghana before moving to the States in the mid 80’s.
How did you get started as a model?
One day I heard the African Student Association at my school was having a fashion show and needed male models. So I figured, why not try it out, and I signed myself up. The funny thing is I was ready to drop out a week before the show when I found out the male models would have to be shirtless for the opening act.
How long have you been modelling?
I’ve been modelling under an agency for about 4 months and altogether for about 2½ years now
What made you want to become a model?
I started taking it serious after feedback I was receiving from fashion shows at various schools and venues. People would come up to me and ask me how long I had been modeling and if what agency I was under which made me think about taking it seriously.
How did you feel when you did your fist ever fashion shoot?
The first shoot was horrible! I chose to wear a suit and tie because I figured that would exude professionalism to the photographer. But I had transportation problems and ended up having to walk to the shoot and by the time I arrived there, my forehead was dripping sweat and my button up shirt was soaked in sweat. On top of that I was super nervous. It was definitely an experience I won’t ever forget.
Which fashion models are your role models?
Which designers do you enjoy working with?
I’ve haven’t had the opportunity to work with as much designers as I would like just yet but my favorites have to be Mimmy Yeboah, Claude Kameni and AtariaNYC
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I have a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management
For someone who wishes to take up this kind of career, what kind of advice would you give them?
Believe in yourself because you will face a lot of negativity and doubt, work on your craft to make you stand out amongst the crowd and remember why you’re doing what you’re doing for the times when things aren’t going the way you planned.