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'Awaken, My Love': Giannina Oteto — the model behind the cover art

Meet the model behind the compelling cover art of Childish Gambino's third studio album: Awaken, My Love.
If you’ve heard the hit “Redbone” by Childish Gambino then it is likely that you saw the compelling cover art. “Awaken, My Love”, is Childish Gambino’s third studio album, and was released on December 2, 2016. More intriguing than his mix of funk, soul, and R&B, his cover art captured the attention of many people. Giannina Oteto is the artist's name. She is a Kenyan native that currently resides in New York. Oteto’s biggest dream in the modeling industry would be to become a brand ambassador or face of a makeup company. Life before modeling Prior to the life of photo shoots, runway shows, and modeling, Oteto faced a lot of adversity. She was born and partially raised in Kenya, then bounced to New York, and ended up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “My dad worked for the government and we had to decide rather we were going to stay there or not because their tribes were having a war,” tells Blasting News. “Basically they told him you can stay here but your kids will be...