Kofi Siriboe Is Giving Us Life On The Cover of Essence

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This has truly been a great week for this Queen Sugar star. Kofi Siriboe was just recognized as People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive." made Forbes' "30 Under 30" list, and now he's gracing the latest issue of Essence magazine. The December/January issue is dedicated to "Everyone Who Gave Us Life In 2017" featuring other celebrities like Maxine Waters, Kamala Harris, Jemele Hill, Issa Rae, Sloane Stephens, and Sza. 

In his interview with Essence, Kofi will talk about his acting career really taking off this year with OWN's Queen Sugar and the box office hit film, Girls Trip. Most importantly, Siriboe will speak of his roots and understanding who he is. 

"In first grade, I was asked 'What's your favorite food?' I said, 'Fufu,' and everybody laughed. I also remember asking my teacher not to say my full name, Nana-Kofi [Nana means 'son of kings']. Last year I went to Kumasi, in Ghana, for the first time and met the king, whose real name is Nana."

"I didn't always understand the roots that are woven into my name, but that realization is happening now." 

Until the Magazine hit the newstands later this week, check out how Kofi Siriboe describes the style and his love for black women in the behind-the-scenes shoot with Essence.