Illustrator @Metakay Turns Ghana’s Delicacy Kenkey Into Haute Fashion Sending A Message To Designers To Look Within For Inspiration

by Nana Tamakloe
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When we say creativity in Ghana hasn’t even begun, we mean that with a passion. Whilst most designers are swayed away by looking outwards for their next big outfit and emulating modern western designs with print fabrics, amazing local illustrators like @metakay are showing and proving to us the powers that be when they look within for inspiration.

His latest illustration depicts a fabulous styled dress made out of a locally popular Ghanaian delicacy called Kenkey. ‘Kenkey is a staple dish similar to sourdough dumpling from the Ga and Fante-inhabited regions of West Africa, usually served with pepper sauce and fried fish or soup, stew.’- Wikipedia

Why Kenkey Remains Popular In Ghana

Despite how tasty Kenkey may be, its affordability excludes its branding for the upper end of society hence why it remains a local dish. However, illustrator and designer Metakay just make all think twice. Check out his latest kenkey-turned-fashion illustration below.

As always designs and illustrations are not as easily manifested as they may seem in drawings, but this could be a hint for Ghanaian designers to revolve current trends with ideas that will be unique to our country in this world of social media where influences are all stemming from the same source.

See more stunning work by Metakay below.


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