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The fashion industry in Ghana and the figures that have influenced it

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The fashion industry in Ghana and the figures that have influenced it The fashion industry in Ghana and the figures that have influenced it[/caption] While Ghana might be known around the globe for various things, what it has become quite popular lately, is the boom spotted in the fashion industry. There has been noticed a globalization of fashion trends locally, but Ghanaian independent fashion designers have still managed to keep hold of the clothing authenticity this country is characterized by. In this country, fashion creators have been focusing on using recyclables in order for their production processes to remain ethically, detail that has set an example for many other fashion cultures. You might be wondering what exactly has influenced the fashion scene there, what has impacted the style shifts spotted in recent years. The following public figures and designers are the ones to play major roles in the current status of the fashion industry in Ghana and its ever-growing dynamism,:  

Abrima Erwiah

One of the designers who has made a wave in the local industry, and once you check out her creations, you will easily understand why, is Abrima Erwiah. She stands right at the forefront of ethical style. The apparel items of her latest collections, which have been created with the help of her friend Rosario Dawson, are all designed out of batik cotton, recycled glass jewelry and separates that are indigo dyed. The style pursued is remarkable and the creation processes utilized have become an inspiration for many others. [caption id="attachment_137085" align="aligncenter" width="421"]The fashion industry in Ghana and the figures that have influenced it The fashion industry in Ghana and the figures that have influenced it[/caption]

Kofi Ansah

A public figure that has managed to skyrocket the fashion scene in Ghana through innovation and creativity is Kofi Ansah. He was the one to change the overall Ghanaian fashion landscape, bringing new appealing trends to the table that have reached impressive heights over the years. He was part of the already well-known Federation of African Designers and won various prestigious awards since first entering the industry. His influence is still spotted today among new, young designers in Ghana. You can learn quite a few fascinating details about Kofi Ansah when you search online or using a people search site.

Kristin & Kofi Essel

Their creations have conquered NYC, but their origins are from Ghana – Kristin & Kofi Essel are two great designers that have accessed the international fashion landscape, being worn by popular celebrities around the world, a few examples being Beyoncé, La Anthony and Solange. What draws people to these Ghanaian designers’ creations is the simplicity revolving around their elements. Their clean lines are said to be inspired by architecture. Kristin & Kofi Essel have certainly brought attention to Ghana, showing just how talented people in this country are when it comes to authentic and unique styles.

Jason Jermaine Asiedu

Jason Jermaine Asiedu has become highly popular, both in Ghana and in order locations around the globe not only for the attention to detail that can be spotted in his creation, but his ability to design elements that compliment various body types. The elements that have conquered the spotlight show the talent of this young designer. He has collaborated with various influencers, such as Celeste van Joost, and has gained visibility in the international fashion scene. [caption id="attachment_137087" align="aligncenter" width="920"]The fashion industry in Ghana and the figures that have influenced it The fashion industry in Ghana and the figures that have influenced it[/caption]

Joyce Ababio

This Ghanaian designer has been publicly recognized for her talent and vision, winning awards and actually funding a college of creative design. Most of the designers you will be able to buy clothes and accessories from today have likely attended the courses at her school. She has managed to contribute to many of the biggest Ghanaian brands today, her style being widely appreciated by fashion lovers. She has become one of the most widely known figures in the industry on a nationwide level.

Claudia Lumor

The fashion scene in Ghana would look entirely different today without Claudia Lumor. She has been one of the most influential designers in the country, her creations benefiting from an impressive level of exposure and popularity. She was the one to put the bases of the annual fashion show that takes place in the country, Glitz Fashion African Week, a popular event that draws in numerous people from around the globe, being easily comparable with the now famous fashions events that take place in Paris or New York. Thanks to Claudia Lumor, awards are also being handed out to young designers through the Glitz style aware program.

Akosua Afriyie-Kumi

This popular designer of Ghanaian origins has developed a luxury handbag brand that has reached great success internationally. She uses in heir designs hand-dyed raffia colors, the majority of the tones being high-contrast ones. What has influenced her work was the local African art and architecture, and you are able to see that as soon as you analyze one of their handbag styles. Although she is still at the beginning of her career, the level of success she has managed to obtain is certainly impressive, and it seems like her brand will continue to grow. AAKS is the name of her brand, labeled after her own name and those of her siblings.

John A. Kufuor

Last but not least, another fascinating detail that might intrigue you, is the initiative pursued by Ghana’s former president J.A. Kufuor in regards to developing a unique Ghanaian identity through style and clothing authenticity. He founded a program entitled National Friday Wear, which had the role of promoting the usage of local designs and fabrics among people working in both the public and private sector. His work inspired many locals to continue wearing authentic local styles, African designs and prints being  worn by Ghanaians till this moment. The fashion industry in Ghana has reached impressive heights over the last few years, with numerous talented designers emerging, ethical clothing developing in amazing ways and appealing trends being embraced on an international level. Various public figures and designers have impacted the current status of the industry, and things are said to continue going in the right direction, people having access to unique creations. Expressing your personality and dressing in a way that suits your individuality is easy when you are accessing the opportunities the local fashion scene offers in Ghana.]]>

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Hushpuppi in trouble over viral birthday feast held in New Jersey jail

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The United States Bureau of Prisons said it will probe convicted internet fraudster, Ramon “Hushpuppi” Abbas, after a video purportedly showing him holding a feast in jail went viral. (more…)

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Bishop bags life imprisonment for raping church member

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An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court has sentenced a Lagos bishop, Feyi Daniels, to life imprisonment for raping his 23-year-old assistant (name withheld). (more…)

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OSP drops all cases against Cecilia Dapaah

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The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has withdrawn all legal actions against former Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah. (more…)

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One-Week Observance For Rex Omar’s Mother Is This Saturday

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 Rex Omar (Rex Kwame Owusu Marfo) who lost the mother on January 4, 2024, together with the family, are set to have the One-Week Observance for the mother this Saturday, January 27, 2024 at The Page, off the Kaneshie-Mallam Road at 8am.

 

The mother of Rex Omar, Madam Grace Adwoa Duodowaa aka O’Gray was born on the 2nd of January 1947 to Opanin Kwasi Boakye and Maama Afia Anane of Asante Bɛkwai Abɔdɔm and Asɔkɔre.

 

O’Gray was the fourth child of her parents out of five (5) children – making four (4) girls and a boy. She started her formal education at the Asɔkɔre Methodist Primary in 1952 and completed Middle school with the (MSLC) in 1962.

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After Middle School, she enrolled in learning design and dressmaking in Kumasi, where she met Mr. Emmanuel Rexford Owusu Ansah, a Medical Practitioner and they got married in 1964.

 

Madam Duodowaa had eight (8) children, six (6) boys and two (2) girls. She had her first born, a baby boy on the 6th February 1965 and they named him Rex Kwame Owusu Marfo, affectionately called Rex Omar.

 

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O’Gray was an avowed Christian and a disciplinarian who trained all her children in Christ to the extent that her second born became a Pastor, Rev. Osei Asibey.

She continued with her dressmaking business that impacted some of her children, especially Akwasi Osei Bonsu, Eno Mary, Isaac Boakye and Antwi Rockson until the point where her health started failing.

 

Rex Omar is currently the Chairman for the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) and an accomplished, award-winning Ghanaian musician.

 

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Abladzo Kwame changes name to “Kwame Ye”, drops promo photos to spark new journey

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Abladzo Kwame was a loud name for fans of Rap until the Rapper decided to go into hiatus and rebrand. He returns with a new name, Kwame Ye, and also shares new promotional photos to kick off his new found journey.

 

Follow him on his Social Media pages below:

Facebook – Kwame Ye (@KwameYeMusic)

Instagram, X – @KwameYeMusic

 

Stemming from a culture of hardcore hiphop and street rap, Kwame Ye, as he loves to be called in the showbiz circles is unapologetic about his style and presentation of rap culture.

 

Born as Klu Frank, he hails from the Volta Region of Ghana; but primarily grew up in Adenta, a suburb of Greater-Accra where he got inspired to start music as a hobby from childhood. With an unflinchingly real-life perspective, he would be found delivering rap with a gruff rasp influenced by  UK ‘Grime’ and ‘rusty’ beat compositions to fit his style of lyrics.

 

Kwame Ye is a co- founder of a music clique called Kings Capital Music Group (KCMG).

 

“I fell in love with art as the days crept, adding more years to my infant self; and while I grew up, my style and passion got influenced more by my peers and lovers of my music; this pushed me more to work more music, write more music, record more music and perform them as well across different stage. Music became a powerful tool for me to express myself effortlessly”, Kwame Ye intimated. He was formerly known as Abladzo Kwame, and would later pick Kwame ye as his newly found space after a new dawn of transformation and revitalisation.

 

“HipLife and Highlife were my foundation and first influences; both served as therapeutic sounds for me and led me into producing and writing my own music, and exploring other styles (genres)”, he added.

 

“I would say my style of music is a Fusion of Rap and Afro-Soul; and to keep my origins I use a lot of my native dialect, Ewe, for almost every song I churn out” –Kwame Ye.

 

Kwame Ye recorded his first song with Skillions (a Ghana-based music clique cum label) at their recording studio titled “Bossu”, featured on by Boynash, a London-based Ghanaian Rapper.

Kwame ye has scored some feats working with notable Ghanaian artistes like Edem, Gemini Orleans, Nektunez, just to name a few. He also doubles a Fashion Designer who pieces together all kinds of fabrics, creatively, as another form of gifted art.

His global influences? Kanye West, Akon, Lil Wayne, Da Hammer, Nektunez fall on his list of favourites he gets inspired by with their works.

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This is How Chris Hughton and Gary Al-Smith voted on behalf of Ghana at FIFA Best 2023 Player Awards

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Lionel Messi picked up the Best Men’s Player award for the third time since this format of the awards began in 2016, after doing so in 2019 and 2022.

A mix of votes from national team managers and captains, journalists and fans on Fifa’s website – with each counting for 25% – were used to decide the winners.

For Ghana, this is how Black Stars coach Chris Hughton and Gary Al-Smith (representing the media) voted for the best player category.

Hughton voted Messi as his first choice, Mbappe in second while Haaland was given the third spot.

Al-Smith, however, opted for Haaland as the first option with City’s Rodri and Victor Osimhen following accordingly.

Messi and Haaland finished on the same points, with the former getting the award as he had more first-place nominations from national team captains.

The Argentina captain was named men’s player of the year at the 2023 Fifa Best Awards in London on Monday, January 15.

The Inter Miami forward beat competition from Manchester City striker Erling Haaland with Paris St-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe coming third.

He scored nine goals for PSG as they won the French Ligue 1 title and 10 goals in seven games as Inter Miami won the inaugural Leagues Cup in the United States.

Source: Lawrence Degraft Baidoo/ MyJoyOnline

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