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Instagram officially celebrates the love story of Joshua Kissi & Mekdes on Valentine’s Day



Joshua Kissi, a Ghanaian-American creative entrepreneur specialising in photography and creative directing,  trended on social media with his marriage to Ethiopian-American, Mekdes Sedkem in May 2019.

The story of how they met on Instagram and fell in love has been well chronicled, so it wasn’t surprising that the couple was featured by Instagram as a celebration of love during Valentine’s Day.


The official Twitter account for Instagram also caught the bug and shared the wedding photo of Joshua and Mekdese by @micaiah_carter



Raised in the Bronx, Kissi grew up with an affinity for the arts and picked up a camera at the age of seventeen. Despite the lack of exposure and inaccessibility to the creative industries, and from Kissi’s determination that bore the fruit that is Street Etiquette in 2008.

They met on Instagram… 5 years later, meet Mr and Mrs Joshua Kissi

Kissi’s second-biggest venture was with business partner Karen Okonkwo; TONL– a culturally diverse stock imagery company aiming to change the narrative and current aesthetics of stock photography.