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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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Meet J Josh The New Face Of Western Gospel Music

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Ghana Music over few years ago has developed and now become an eye-saw in the international music market,it has been blessed with beautiful and great music genres like highlife ,Afrobeat ,Hiplife ,hippop,Gospel and others

Gospel is a broad dominating musical genres in Ghana which preaches about love,support,culture ,social life and etc. It has sub genres like urban gospel ,contemporary gospel etc

For years ago was big names like Elder Mireku,Kwaku Gyasi,Jak Alolome ,Bishop Osei Bonsu and many others there has been new names of rising talent in the gospel fraternity making the gospel market effective for days

Every Gospel Musician has their unique calling and ministry purpose, there is an encouraging competition among the players all in the line of shaping the society and showing accolades to the most highs

We bring you one of the highly Talented,influential and most streamed Gospel musician coming from the western Region of Ghana.

Jerry Joshua Torsoo, is a Takoradi born Ghanaian gospel musician(Minister-J-Josh Ministry)who shares God’s message of Hope, love, peace,transformation and care to humanity through his musical ministration.

Through his unfailing fellowship with the word and his life experience has landed him had A 13-track music album “we worship”which has great features like Mr. Henry, KODA and Emmanuel Bludo to his credit which tops lots of music charts on the music market and many media houses despite his early singles which brought a lot of testimonies and touching stories that led the beginning of his musical ministry.

J josh is currently a top notch in Gospel Space in western region and Ghana,he is blessed with sensational vocals and a good songwriting skills.

Currently he has had 4big nominations in the upcoming western gospel awards( Artiste of the year,male vocalist,best music video ,urban gospel artiste of the year )which he is looking on to get them registered in his name

Source : Gideon Mensah

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Rev Owusu Bempah arrested, faces court today

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Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah of Glorious Word Power Ministries and some three others from his church have been arrested by the police. (more…)

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STEGUE inspired as Wiyalaa says she finds his songs positive and inspiring to the youth

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Super Talented Emmanuel Owusu Boadi popularly known  as Stegue  whose music blends Afro pop/beat best with Dancehall and Reggae in a Unique Style over the weekend has described a recent message sent to him from popular Ghanaian  Afro-pop singer-songwriter  Wiyalaa as one of the most inspiring messages .

Wiyalaa pitched  ‘Say No to Drugs ‘ as her favorite  song off the Xpensive Style -EP which happens to be the debut of Stegue .


“I was amused  when Wiyalaa followed me on Twitter and also sent me a direct message on twitter asking me to keep doing good and positive music  . It felt good to be recognized by such a great Musician. It will for a long time be one of my biggest highlights. I am such a big fan of Wiyalaa , and I am glad she finds my music inspiring and positive just as I find hers too ” .I look forward to working with her on a record someday

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WATCH: When Rev Obofour and bodyguards stormed the funeral for Bishop Obinim’s father

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The Leader and Founder of Anointed Palace Chapel, Reverend Obofour and his bodyguards stormed the funeral grounds of  Bishop Obinim’s father on Saturday.

 

Obinim’s father who passed away a few months aga was finally laid to rest, and during the ceremony, Obinim’s arch-rival now turned friend stormed the venue.

 

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Rev Obofour and his bodyguards, garbed in black outfits, made their presence known when they showed up at the funeral in their numbers.

It’s unclear where the funeral was held, however, several reports suggested it was held in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

Last week, Rev Obofuor smoked the peace pipe with the founder of the International God’s Way Church.

The two surprised many after Reverend Obofour called Angel Obinim on national television to ask of the date of his father’s funeral after honouring his official invitation.

According to Reverend Obofour, though he had disagreements and conflicts with Angel Obinim in the past, they have since remained close friends and brothers in the ministry.

“We have to be present there. There would be lots of pastors and he is my brother… there is no way I can be happy about his father’s demise. I will go and support him because I know how it feels like to lose a father,” Rev. Obofour said.

Earlier, ‘Angel’ Daniel Obinim sent a word of caution to Obofour indicating that Ghana will not be able to contain both of them if he fails to stop peddling falsehood about him.

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Nollywood actor Alex Ekubo, fiancée split, call off engagement

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Nollywood actor, Alex Ekubo and his fiancée, Fancy Acholonu have ended their relationship. (more…)

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Over 11,000 fans pull up at Maccasio’s “The Throne Concert”, Medikal shocks fans

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Over 11,000 fans of the self-acclaimed ‘King of Northern Rap’ Maccasio thronged the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium (formerly Tamale Sports Stadium) over the weekend to witness “The Throne Concert.”

According to Maccasio, this concert celebrates his journey and rise into the music scene and an avenue to accept the ‘Rap Kingship’ title which his fans have bestowed on him.

Held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, “The Throne Concert” saw over 11,000 fans of the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards nominee, according to several reports in the Northern media.

The concert featured some top-notch performances fast-rising and top artistes, including “Madina” hitmaker Teflon Flexx and 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards “Hiplife/Hip-hop Artiste of the Year” winner Medikal.

The highlight of the event was Maccasio’s entrance, where he was carried like a King and ascended into a throne built for him. Another highlight was when Medikal pulled up midway through Maccasio’s performance, sparking thrilling sensation among the fans.

 

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“I will like to thank them massively for their support always. I can’t thank them enough,” Maccasio said after the concert.

The 69 Entertainment label frontman has another plan for a concert in Accra, plus the release of a new music video.

“I’m hosting another big concert in the capital (Accra), and I have a couple of singles and a music video to drop,” he added.

This is not the first time Maccasio has made such history in the Ghanaian music industry.

Just last year, nearly 20,000 fans stormed the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium to witness the launch of Maccasio’s fourth album “Zero 2 Hero” and a concert.

 

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