Affa’s approach to casting showcases his deeply rooted empathy for people, their stories, their personalities, and their beauty.
He was born and raised in Bern/Switzerland to a Yemenite mother and an Ethiopian father and started working in and around fashion as a teenager. Affa worked as a model agent before starting his career as a casting director.
Affa has worked with magazine such as i-D, 032c, Another Man, The Cut, Luncheon, Replica. His client list includes Loewe, Trussardi, GmbH, Burberry, Qasimi and Mercedes. He has worked with photographer such as Campbell Addy, Nadine Ijewere, Benjamin Huseby, Davit Giorgadze, Pablo di Prima, Ilya Lipkin, Pierre-Ange Carlotti, Mous Lamrabat, Olgaç Bozalp and Amber Pinkerton.