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Building a fashion empire in Ghana is most likely one of the most difficult tasks in the nation. One young tailor/designer Marique had done just this with a beautiful luxurious store based in Accra.

Unfortunately, Marique’s shop was destroyed by fire on Monday morning. The sad news was shared by his close friend Kofi Forson on Twitter. The cause of the fire is still unknown, however, images obtained from Twitter shows the damage the fire caused to the shop. The shop was razed down by fire on Monday morning.

The designer Marique has spent the past few days mourning over his loss with tweets breaking down the difficulties around building his store.

Fund Raiser Campaign Set Up

A campaign was started on Twitter to raise $3000 worth of funds to help Marique get back on his feet. Caroline Samspon was one of the first celebrities to weigh in her support for the young budding designer.

Baby mother to skirt wearing man Osebo, Nana Aba also weighed in. Upon seeing the news reached out to the young chap to pledge her support for him as fans also are donating through the gofundme account set up to raise some amount for him to get back on his feet.

To date, the gofundme account has raised a little over $800. See a video and images of the damaged store below.

There’s Still Hope For Fashion Designers In Ghana

Maintaining a store in Ghana is far from easy, hence why most brands do not own one. However, various variety brand store are popping up across Accra, recently founder of JACCD school, Joyce Ababio launched her Black and White Accent Concept store as seen below. Hopefully we can look forward to a better future of fashion in Ghana.

VIDEO: Joyce Ababio Opens ‘Black White and Accents’ Concept Store For Ghanaian Fashion Designers

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