Who is Ophelia Crossland?
Ophelia Akweley Okyere-Darko (born March 16, 1983) is a Ghanaian fashion designer and the Creative Director of Ophelia Crossland Designs Ltd and Ohemaa Kids. Those Who Inspire Limited named her as part of the 75 ‘Most Inspiring Ghanaians in the world.
|Ophelia Akweley Okyere-Darko
|Date of Birth:
|March 16, 1983
|41 years (2024)
|Place of Birth:
|Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD)
Early Life and Education
Ophelia Crossland was born on March 16, 1983, to Ghanaian Archaeologist Prof. Leonard Brighton Crossland and Mrs Sarah Crossland and grew up in Accra with her twin brother and her elder sister Velma Owusu-Bempah. She attended St Mary’s Senior High School (Ghana) in Korle Gonno, Accra and proceeded to the Vogue Style School of Fashion and Design by Joyce Ababio where she was adjudged best graduating student in 2004.
Ophelia Crossland Career
Ophelia Crossland started her fashion career in 2004 and has made clothes for prominent personalities in Ghana including the former Speaker of Parliament, Joyce Bamford-Addo, the First Female Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Woods, former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, Gifty Anti, and Joselyn Dumas.
She was named as Swarovski’s West African Ambassador in 2017. Swarovski selected her to represent Ghana at their Fashion Exhibition in Dubai. She also costumed outfits for the cast of Shirley Frimpong Manso’s Love Or Something Like That in 2014.
She was also credited with the making of the gown Ghana’s Miss Universe representative wore on the night of the finals in Thailand.
In September 2019, Crossland was announced as Africa and Ghana’s sole representative at the Global Qipao Invitational Exhibition at the China National Silk Museum Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
The theme for the 2019 exhibition was “Weddings” and she created the Qipao with Ghana’s Kente. Vogue Italia also featured her charity work with Ghanaian head porters popularly known as Kayayei in fashion.
Ophelia Crossland Awards
- Womenswear designer of the Year at the 2018 Glitz Style Awards.
- She also won the best wardrobe and costume designer for her work with Love Or Something Like That at the Ghana Movie Awards.
- Winner of the Swarovski Training Workshop Award and Swarovski Brand Ambassador.
She is married to Ghanaian Broadcaster and fashion designer, Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD) and they have two daughters.
Ophelia Crossland Net worth
Ophelia Crossland has an estimated net worth of $300,000. Ophelia Akweley Okyere-Darko is a well-known Ghanaian fashion designer.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
Who is Ophelia Crossland?
Ophelia Akweley Okyere-Darko is a popular Ghanaian fashion designer and the Creative Director of Ophelia Crossland Designs Ltd and Ohemaa Kids.
When was Ophelia Crossland born?
She was born on March 16, 1983
How old is Ophelia Crossland?
She is currently 41 years old as of 2024.
Where was Ophelia Crossland born?
She was born in Ghana.
What is Ophelia Crossland net worth?
Ophelia Crossland has an estimated net worth of $300,000.