Naomi Osaka just halted the careers of many other tennis players after scooping the trophy at the US Open. Naomi Osaka is of mixed heritage, part Haitian and part Japanese. She has been ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association and is the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles. She is a three-time Grand Slam singles champion and is the reigning champion at the US Open
Prior to this Naomi’s support from urban and black communities was limited due to mainstream media labeling her everything but black, and most likely because she beat Serena Williams. However, with no doubt, she definitely reconnected with many more black fans this year.
It all began when she decided to support anti-police brutality protests in America by wearing nose masks with the names of murdered black Americans such as Ahmed Aubry, Trayvon Martin, Breonna Taylor, and more who still haven’t received justice since their deaths.
But just when you thought she has sealed the deal, she decided to celebrate her US open championship in a beautiful African print shift dress with a fabulous headwrap Haitian style. The beautiful champion took to twitter and posted the images with the caption “You Already Know I Had To Bring Out The Headwrap For This One”.
You already know I had to bring out the headwrap for this one 😉 pic.twitter.com/YAlLk01hwm
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) September 13, 2020
Naomi definitely won the hearts of many Africans and especially her Haitian supporters. She later tweeted “I Would like to thank my ancestors because every time I remember their blood runs through my veins I am reminded that I cannot lose”. Well, now there is no confusion if Naomi Osaka is another Tigerwoods who openly in public refused to be acknowledged as a black man. It’s great to see she proudly embraces both sides of her heritage and it’s culture, and we love that too. Enjoy the images below.
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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