Kwame Nsiah-Apau, known by his stage name Okyeame Kwame and nicknamed Rap Doctor, is a Ghanaian musician, songwriter, creative director, and entrepreneur. In more recent years he took on the mantle to be a proud icon of promoting made-in-Ghana goods out of the sheer love for his country and understanding of supporting local businesses.
One area of this the legendary singer embraced was fashion. In a short space and time, he became one of the Ghanaian main prominent fashion icons, not only by surpassing the style standards of most Ghanaian male celebrities but doing so by supporting local brands.
In more recent times we couldn’t help but notice he is beginning to make a louder fashion statement with some emphasis on his collar area. The fashion God has stepped up his neck game and notch and he is not walking the cliche line of gold chains.
The rap doctor is breaking the norm embracing African designed necklaces from cowry shell necklaces to a beaded necklaces. Such culture is not new to Ghana in many traditions and areas, but it’s far from the norm, especially amongst the inner city and suburban neighborhoods. And definitely not embraced amongst the very stylish figures of Ghanaian society.
Some of his recent looks sees him donning a beaded statement necklace by Ghanaian accessory designer, Selina Beb as seen below.
In the images below, he takes on another amazing statement piece by Muggz Jewelry
It might seem like a while, but from the looks of things, Okyeame Kwame is far from finished with his support Made-In-Ghana antics. In fact he is only just getting started and has executed beyond a great job so far. Let us know in the comment section, should men embrace more statement necklaces?
UPCOMING TOP EVENTS!
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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