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Accra Fashion Week 2020 postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak

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Accra Fashion Week 2020 postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak confirms that the Chilly Rainy edition of Accra Fashion Week 2020 set for March 26th-30th, will be canceled. All expected runway activities and participating designers will be postponed until October 1st-5th, 2020 where we can promise an even more explosive show.

The reasons being is due to the Corona Virus epidemic. Although we are fully aware that Ghana at the moment is safe from the Corona Virus, we do not believe now will not be the best time to execute the event that hosts such a large attendance of international guests. Accra Fashion Week today stands as a grand key event in tourism for Ghana, with over a 100 foreign participants including guests from all over the world consistently in attendance.

The event, at times hosting upto 30 countries on the runway in Ghana, something that isn’t been done anywhere else. This year we were scheduled to host 16 foreign countries on the runway. Unfortunately 6 have pulled out due to uncontrollable circumstances in their home country, and a good number of the remaining designers from abroad are in fear to travel.

As Africa’s most popular fashion event, we believe it is our role to take full responsibility in consideration of our participants, guests and the nation as a whole to embrace safety first. It will be of much regret to and a damaging cause to the Accra Fashion Week brand if the event is to play any role in the contribution towards the spread of the Corona Virus, especially in Accra, Ghana. The decision was concluded after much discussions with the remaining participating designers, of which all decided postponing the showcase to October was preferable.

With the exclusion of the major runway shows that includes both the local and foreign designers, will still host a fashion get-together scheduled on the Saturday 28th of March 2020. Details will soon be published on the website schedule page. We are gratefully sorry for any inconvenience cause to any of our audience and followers, especially foreign guests whom have already booked flights and hope the wait will be worth while. And most of all we would like to thank our sponsors Kimimi, Hyundai, Pulse, 2nd Image and Confidence Models for their understanding and patience. 

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Ameyaw Kissi Debrah, known professionally as Ameyaw Debrah, is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.

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