Ayesha Casely-Hayford by Peta Lily


I am an actress, voice artist and employment lawyer living and working in London. Born in London Battersea, growing up in Kent and of Ghanian descent. 

My project Afro Archives – explores the experience of black women with afro-textured hair in the performance industry by comparing it to those of different cultural heritage, also looking at gender and age differences too.

I’m former chair of The Act For Change Project, a charity campaigning for greater diversity in the arts alongside an incredible group of people as co-trustees, committee members and ambassadors.

Thank you for visiting me here! Check out some of our recent reviews for our critically acclaimed performance of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest.

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Ayesha Casely-Hayford with Africa Fashion at The Black Cultural Archives October 2015

Photo: Loreen Brown: Africa Fashion

2 Responses to “About”

  1. Kweku Philip Lawer April 19, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

    May the almighty God strengthen you for the good work you are doing, i love it. Thanks

  2. Junior March 5, 2016 at 4:28 am #

    Steve, you obviously psesoss a more svelte figure than I, as that jacket didn’t fit me at all when I tried it on last week! I will have to stick with my trusty Chelsea Sport Quilt, it seems. Great to see JL championing British brands like Barbour, Smedley and Cheaney with this promising collaboration, though. It’s ALL about those heritage brands.

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