'The Color Purple' Star Akosua Busia Looks Half Her Age Dressed in a Yellow Jumpsuit & Heels

Olawale Ogunjimi
Apr 01, 2021
09:20 A.M.

"The Color Purple" star Akosua Busia may have traveled back in time in her new posts. Check out how she looks half her age dressed in an indigenous designed jumpsuit and heels.


Ghanaian-born actress, writer, and philanthropist Akosua Busia is a 54-year-old that has managed to cheat nature. Despite her age, she still looks radiant, with a burst of energy. The "The Color Purple" alum has her youthfulness on check.

Recently, she posted images looking beautiful as ever. In the posts, Busia donned a yellow off-shoulder jumpsuit with puffy sleeves and low heeled slippers.

Actress Akosua Busia attends the 2016 Theatre Communications Group Gala at The Edison Ballroom on November 14, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images

Actress Akosua Busia attends the 2016 Theatre Communications Group Gala at The Edison Ballroom on November 14, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images


She stood next to a man wearing a short-sleeve shirt with army green pants. The duo leaned against each other and smiled from ear to ear.

The details in the caption section told her Instagram followers that the actress's company was a panelist on a show titled "Devoted Dancing- Stepping for the Savior," which aired on Christain TV.


He was among the commenters who expressed their thoughts on the snap. The show's judge appeared overjoyed as he added lovestruck and heart emoji to his heart-melting comment.

The second photo of Busia featured the author posing in the same jumpsuit. Her pearls of white teeth flashed open beautifully, with her smiling and facing downwards.


Akosua Busia told fans that the shot was taken in her hometown—Accra-Ghana and that her attire was designed by a local stylist named Mawuli.

The pair had their fair share of marital woes but stuck together until after one year of marriage.


The Ghana-based designer made her day, and she extended a heart of gratitude, despite being unavailable to receive her outfit in person. The celebrity captioned the post:

"he dropped it off with my security guard. Thank you @mko.gh for my lovely gift. My heart is warmed by the constant generosity of your spirit"


Fans know that apart from her age-defying look, Busia is also a great actress who began her career as a teenager. She first starred in 1979's "Ashanti," but became recognized after her role in "The Color Purple."

The 54-year-old has acted alongside celebrities like Bruce Willis and Oprah Winfrey. Her features are not so many, neither did she score any award, however, the African born has a fleet of accomplishments.


She co-founded a foundation that advocates for human rights and democracy alongside her sister, Abena. The TV star is also a successful writer—with novels, screenplays, song lyrics, and documentary content to her name.

Busia married John Singleton in 1996. The pair had their fair share of marital woes but stuck together until after one year of marriage. They shared a daughter who was single-handedly raised by the writer.

The "The Color Purple" star has proved her strength in many ways by advocating for human rights, having a multifaceted career, and acting for her child all by herself. She is not only ageless but a real-life superhero.

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