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