Nigerian and Ghanian-born beauty Adeola Ariyo has just been named ambassador for cosmetics giant Elizabeth Arden.

“Expanding into Africa is an exciting venture for our brand. It’s an opportunity to really celebrate African beauty,” says Corne Nel, managing director of Elizabeth Arden in Africa.

Ariyo follows in the footsteps of South African model Lerato Moloi, who was the first brown face for Elizabeth Arden. Moroi brought to light the growing concern of African women to be thin and dispelled the myth that UV protection is not essential for black women.

The 28-year old Ariyo will represent Visible Difference, Skin Illuminating, and foundation brands.

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  • Jenb

    I’m glad they are using African women, instead of just using the same ads that feature some Scandinavian model. For most people images matter. Sadly a lot of women do not feel beautiful when they’re looks/features are not widely celebrated.

    • Anonin

      Right? Congrats to her but this is the way its supposed to be.

  • Tonididitonem

    She’s simply nigerian. Not Ghanaian. We don’t do that whole where you are born is where you are from thing Americans do. We simply go with what actual ethnicity we are. So no lupita isn’t Mexican either folks.

    • Somebody

      My dear, please calm down now. I looked it up and one parent, her mother is Ghanaian. LOL. But I agree, Lupita isn’t Mexican, and I’m not British but rather Ghanaian. It’s Clutch that doesn’t know how to report facts.

    • Tonididitonem

      I’m pretty calm lol but if her mother is Ghanaian then yes she’s half Ghanaian then.

    • AfroStyling

      Lmao your inner Ghana must go just came out.

  • Mary Burrell

    Beautiful, gorgeous black skin. Beautiful features.

  • ALM247

    Beautiful skin and great cheekbones! She is giving us Grace Jones in the first picture.