Trevor George Smith Jr., better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, musician, singer, record producer, record executive, and actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the moniker Busta Rhymes, after NFL and CFL wide receiver George “Buster” Rhymes.
When it comes to hip hop and music in general, there is no doubt Busta Ryhmez is a walking legend. Why his name is not in the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a very important question. Maybe he is not celebrity-ish enough, getting caught up in dating gossip, or interviews on talk shows and more.
The chart-topping MC turned hip hop upside down when he launched his first solo single ‘Woo Haa’. Ever since then he hasn’t stopped making hits after hits after hits tearing up almost every renowned MC on every track he features them on.
His recent album ELE2 (Extinction Level Event) just dropped, and it is definitely an amazing body of work. A bit more relevant lyrics than the usual Busta Ryhmez music. His first single is a track called ‘Czar’, featuring rap group M.O.P. The lyrics are fairly blunt and follows the usual braggadocious expectation of a hip-hop record, but the vibes are off the ‘sheezy’ (if that word is still of use).
The video is what amazingly caught our attention. In one scene, Busta Ryhmez flaunts himself on a throne as the African king he truly is, with Ghanaian cultural style attributes, alongside the dancers in golden chain necklaces. In the opening scene, Busta Ryhmez outfit is reminiscent to that of Mansa Musa, Musa I, who was the tenth Mansa of the Mali Empire, an Islamic West African state. He has been described as the wealthiest individual of the Middle Ages.
This high covered up style of dressing was very common in the northern parts of Mali due to the desert and heavy winds. This is not the first time the rap God has created an African royal moment of himself visually. He did so back in the 90s with his song for ‘Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See’. Never the less, Enjoy the video below with a funny cameo from Michael Blackson.
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Hub of Africa Addis Fashion Week will highlight the growing talent of African designers and brands to the international market. It is committed to being a part of the growth of the industry in Ethiopia and the region by making Addis the HUB, encouraging designers, making links between buyers, manufacturers, and international media.
It will bring local and regional key industry individuals with seasoned international industry figures to discuss and share ideas and experiences on how to grow and develop the fashion and garment industry to compete in the global market.
FashionGHANA Honors & Awards are also known as #FGHA began in 2018 as a fixated awarding process in between Accra Fashion Week runway shows. The award was heavily appreciated in 2019 is had a whole day dedicated to the awards night during Accra Fashion Week. After skipping a year during the pandemic in 2020, the event returned in 2021 holding the biggest fashion awards during the year.
This edition will explore the frontiers where the growth of the sustainability movement in Africa is stunted, and entice more eco-friendly brands to shift their focus to the growing African population. Will feature spectacular collections and creative designs from different designers from Ghana and beyond who will light up the runway.
Will be the biggest combined dish of thrilling music and exciting fashion with this new opportunity that will be given to young aspiring designers.
Will feature an ALL STAR cast of crowd-pulling models, prominent politicians from the major parties (to exhibit national cohesion), and professional models.
Ghana’s leading fashion event Accra Fashion Week is scheduled for 7-11 December 2022 following their 5th-year celebration last year in 2021. Accra Fashion Week is a platform for African designers that can be compared to fashion weeks across the major capitals. It aims to fill the void which sees tremendous creativity and culture across the continent with the absence of an operating fashion infrastructure.
The epic event took place at Ghana Dubai in Accra, and saw models march down the steps from the Kwame Nkrumah Monument whilst being followed by a spotlight, before circulating the central fountains. Memories of the exciting night still give chills as guests revisit the experience on youtube.
However, rest assured that 2022 is going to be even more exciting with greater performances and an upgraded designer collection. FashionGHANA.com is sure to bring you the exclusives we did on www.FashionGHANA.com/TV. All last year’s shows are available to watch on youtube. Designer’s registration is ongoing on the AccraFashionWeek.org website.
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