Ghanaian Model, Yazzistush known in real life as Esi Kokua recently became the talk of town when she mimicked and got featured on Nicki Minaj’s Instagram page after the Halloween celebration in the United States of America. The ‘SugarKoated’ brand ambassador is a passionate lover of art, entertainment and a face beater per excellence. It would interest you to know that she is from a long lineage of entertainers, where her uncle was the famous, EK Dadson; interestingly, her great grandfather started the first soap factory in Ghana.
We recently had a brief time-out with the Ghanaian-New Yorker who was born in Ghana then moved to London at age 9 then to America at age 10, to give her esteem fans a sneak peek into what makes her a lovely pearl to be around with and she started by saying, “my passion that has grown today started when I was at the age of four (4).”
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She told us how she has always been into beauty and fashion, “I used to play host to fashion shows with my neighbors at that tender age. I would take my aunties’ heels, dress up all my friends and organize a fashion show – it was funny, but that was just how it was. By age 12, I was doing my own hair and make-up. I started doing make up for my mom and her friends whenever they had events like weddings etc.”
As a model, we have seen Yazz as she is fondly called modeled on few platforms, so how did that passion kickoff? “It started when my mom shaved all my hair. I was super upset but it became a blessing because that new look gave me few modeling jobs just like that in America. I went on to do fashion shows and a lot of print and commercial works for different brands. Though my mum wouldn’t let me go to cosmetology school. So I did the next best thing and went to the fashion institute of technology for advertising and marketing.”
By this time, Yazz had started having jobs on her hand, from make-up jobs, modeling jobs, and event marketing jobs, among others. Aside all these things, she was just always almost perfect with her dress sense. She would dress-to-kill; people always wanted to know where she got her clothes from. In fact, her passion for fashion was deep. “I knew I was unique, so I embraced myself and made sure that I looked different from others, every time.”
We couldn’t end this conversation without asking her about her educational background and she mentioned that, “aside my three degrees, I made sure that I got a Bachelors of Arts in Advertising Marketing and Communications at FIT (which is the number one Fashion school in America).”
“My avant-garde style of dressing is a reflection of the creative instincts in her to exhibit that distinctly African flavor.” Yazzistush finally added.
Culled from www.africanentertainment.com