On March 25th, internationally recognized fashion designer of Ghanaian heritage Ozwald Boateng is set to be honored at the Ghana Legacy Awards taking place at the Movenpik Hotel.
The man who has dressed celebrities from Will Smith, to Spike Lee, to Jamie Foxx has had a transformational impact on menswear fashion for almost three decades, with a design aesthetic rooted in savile row traditions but defined by international style, detail, and artistry.
He was born in London to Ghanaian parents, Ozwald Boateng’s talent for flare and design came very early, after dropping out of the computing course he was studying at the time he enrolls into South-gate College to study fashion. Recognizing that the signs for his future career had been around him all along, working from his mothers sewing machine he created his first collection which he sold to menswear fashion store Sprint in London’s Covent Garden in the late 80s.
He is set to b one of many to receive an honor at The inaugural honorees, comprising of both local and diaspora Ghanaians who have broken glass ceilings in their respective fields, will be honored for their colossal achievements, impact, and contribution towards the legacy of Ghana on the global stage.
The honorees will also include reputable business magnate Sir Sam Jonah, head of the anti-corruption unit at the African Development Bank Anna Bossman, world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye, CEO of Airtel Ghana, Lucy Quist, and tech innovator Herman Chinery-Hesse. Young Scholar Shadrack Frimpong will receive the Future Award for his extraordinary work and impact in health and education in Ghana.
“We are very proud to be able to use the Ghana Legacy platform to bring internationally celebrated pioneers and visionaries of Ghanaian descent back home to celebrate them, and provide the opportunity for them to inspire and empower the younger generation”, said Isaac O. Babu-Boateng, CEO of Bábu Gobal.
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