Young Kumasi based artist Yaw Tog is making a bit of history in Ghana in his part of town.
The artist Yaw Tog who is part of the growing Kumerica trend, new nickname for Kumasi, just managed to bag himself a musical feature with one of UK’s leading grime artist Stormzy.
WHO IS STORMZY
Stormzy officially known as Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr., is a British rapper, singer and songwriter. In 2014, he gained attention on the UK underground music scene through his Wicked Skengman series of freestyles over classic grime beats.
Stormzy’s “Shut Up”, which was initially released as a freestyle on YouTube, became popular and peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart after he launched a campaign to reach Christmas number one.
Stormzy won Best Grime Act at the 2014 and 2015 MOBO Awards and was named as an artist to look out for in the BBC’s Sound of 2015 list.
His debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer (2017), was the first grime album to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart and won British Album of the Year at the 2018 Brit Awards.
Stormzy’s whose network is estimated at $20million, and origins are in Ghana visited the country for the end-of-year festivities, where he celebrated with other foreign celebrities.
Stormzy Features on Yaw Tog’s ‘Sore’ Remix
But jamming to western music and watching fireworks was not all he came to do. He also decided to shoot a video to a remix of Yaw Tog’s video ‘SORE’ which means rise in english.
Prior to the video shoot Ghanaian-British rapper, Stormzy visited Madhya Palace in Kumasi this week.
The palace is the seat of the Asantehene of Asanteman, as well as his official residence.
He was joined by Kwesi Arthur, Yaw Tog, and members of his team. The visit preceded the shooting of the official video for ‘SORE’ remix.
‘Sore’ comes off as a drill track, hence, with Stormzy being highly respected as one of the kings of this genre of music in the world currently, fans have been excited to see him working together with the young Ghanaian talent.
According to reports, Kwesi Arthur has also been featured on the yet to be released ‘Sore’ remix, as such, he was spotted in Kumasi with Yaw Tog and Stormzy as they film the official visuals for the song.
The video has nothing but shirtless guys in it, and if you recall we queried this with Kwesi Arthur earlier last year.
See them excite followers with their shirtless shoot as published by Stormzy on his instagram.
UPCOMING TOP EVENTS!
Volta Fashion Week, Awards and Honors will be happening this year from 10th-12th February at the serene Holy Trinity Spa and Hotel in the Volta region Of Ghana. Having an array of spectacular designers from both Ghana and other parts of Africa showcasing. This year’s event is fused with a special massage package for VIP guests. Ticket cost ranges from 50 cedis for students, 100 cedis single, 150 cedis double, 1000 cedis VIP and 1500 cedis for VVIP.
The International Fashion Festival in Togo (FIMO 228) has established itself for nine years now as a benchmark fashion event that promotes the talents of designers from all over the world. Like every fashion event, FIMO 228 reflects the art in fashion and all the cultures of the countries represented by the designers present. Presently on the FIMO 228, creators, models, photographers, journalists, national and international media. But it does not stop there. Each year, FIMO228 is part of a logic of commitment to solving the problems of our society. Thus, the 10th edition of FIMO 228 has the social theme “Fashion is committed to protecting the environment” and the artistic theme “Féérie”. Now the dice for the 10th has been rolled;
All-African Leather Fair (AALF): the trade show organizing by The Ethiopian Leather Industries Association
(ELIA) from the first edition in 2008 up to 12th successfully. AALF brings together tanners, footwear and
other leather goods manufacturers, in addition of equipment and technology suppliers, chemical and
inputs suppliers, manpower training institutions, trade promotion organizations, etc from all over the
African companies and organizations are expected to constitute the largest attendance. The Fair is a
specialized one designed to promote the African leather industry and to enable it create an interface with
its partners within the continent and around the world. There is side events included occurring parallel
with the show Panel discussion, Fashion show, Fashion Zone, Leather Talent show.
Due to the Global market situation and the pandemic impact the leather sector in Ethiopia and Africa at
large heavily affected. It is expected that the upcoming AALF trade fair will play its role in motivating the
sector in market expansion, facilitating inter Africa business relation .Investment Attraction, Technology
transfer and etc… To motivate the sector The government starts school shoe and bag project under the
initiation the manufacturing sector “Let Ethiopia produce “ “ Ethiopia Tamret“ as the sector dependent
on inputs such as chemical, accessories and component supplier will be expected in wide participation.
Considering these AALF2023 will Have new components fashion show will be including some Africa
countries participations, Fashion Zone(where many designers will participating by showing the Fashion
trends) Talent show (leather products creativity, any innovation creativity in the sector ) in addition to this
Ethiopia Leather journal upgraded to Africa Leather journal (sector based studies ,research and potential facts for Africa will be published inspirational descriptive motto also included .
DIRECTION COLLECTION: OUT NOW!
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