Meet Obi.

Meet Obi.

Meet Obi.

Obi nWANKWO is an actor, model, athlete, and entrepreneur.

 

How do you balance all these careers?

“Time management. When you’re working with a purpose and you have goals aligned for that day, you can make time for everything.”

 

What was your proudest achievement?

“Modeling for Gucci was a goal I’ve had ever since I was a kid, so getting to live in that moment was definitely life-changing for me.”

 

Can you describe a typical day in your life?

“I wake up early, usually around 6 or 7, and I go for a run or do some physical activity, and then I come home and that’s when I start with my entrepreneurial work, meet with my clients, and then whatever auditions I have: photo shoots, castings, or even being on set. Sometimes I get a workout at night or go to the sauna. And then I’m just reading at night. Reading, and I like to meditate and pray a lot, so that’s really what I do on my downtime.”

Who (or what) inspires you?

“My family. They’ve always been the people who have my back through thick and thin. My mom, my little brother, my two sisters – they’ve really made me the person I am today, so I couldn’t have done anything without them.”

How would you describe your own personal style?

“I love that street-style vibe. But also I can change it up and dress very professional. I’m used to wearing business clothes when I’m conducting meetings. But then I can also turn into high-fashion, throw on a turtleneck, nice jacket, Chelsea boots, Doc Martens. Really I can do almost anything. So it’s pretty versatile.”

 

What are your 3 favorite AA styles?

“Definitely the Muay Thai Jacket. It is the best jacket on the market. And I really love the sweaters, they’re nice and comfortable. And any of the jogger-type sweatpants. I mean, they’re all home runs. So you really can’t go wrong with American Apparel.”

To learn more about Obi, follow him on Instagram @obi_nwankwo



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