Afi Antonio as she’s popularly known, her full name is Philomena Esinam Afi Antonio born to a military dad and trader mum on the 5th of March. Attended Kotoka Primary School and furthered at 48 Engineers JHS after her dad retired from the army. From there, she had her secondary education at Nungua Secondary School and read Graphic Design at then Takoradi Polytechnic now a technical university.
Afi loves to help people in need and enjoys to put smiles on people’s faces. This is how her foundation Afi Antonio Foundation came to be…To help and save lives.
Afi Antonio passed out with 2nd class upper honors from Takoradi Polytechnic and had her national service with OM Studio where her passion for media started. She has since worked for so many companies such as Solid Multimedia as production manager for 5years, 2131 group of companies briefly as HR, then Prime FM as an entertainment presenter, then Rackus Production as a production assistant and some few others.
She decided to produce her own TV Show called “Celebrity Delivery TV Show ” which aired 3 successful seasons presented by herself. She also presented other TV shows such as Fashion TV. Her modeling started around this time and she decided to receive training from a modeling agency to become a professional photo model or what’s known as an editorial/commercial model.
Afi Antonio was honored amongst prominent women in the country during The Ghana Outstanding Women Awards 2018 for training children living with autism to become models. Twellium Company Limited, makers of Verna Natural Mineral Water also honored her and used her models living with autism as ambassadors during their outscoring of their water. A TV show made purposely to honor and acknowledge individuals doing extraordinary things also presented her a citation. She has been nominated for a number of awards although she didn’t win. What tops it was being part of the top 50 young influential people in Ghana for the year 2018.
She recently became an entrepreneur producing Shea butter body cream and Black Soap under her company, Earth Gold Skin & Beauty Products which is doing so well on the market.
She has been invited to a number of Mentorship programs to mentor and motivates young ones. One of such was Mentoring by Enpact which was a 6month Mentorship program.
With her love of helping people, she organized a master class for upcoming models where they learned a skill (making of fascinators, soaps, and creams) aside learning how to become a marketable model.
She is married to a super supportive husband and are blessed with a son. Her foundation has achieved a lot of successes in saving lives.