BY ERICA ARTHUR
GHANA’S ARTS and Culture industry is set to receive a major boost, as one of Ghana’s fastest-growing Model Agency, Focal Eye, will launch an initiative dubbed ‘Heritage Fashion’.
According to the founder and Chief Executive Office of Focal Eye, Thykingdom Kudesey also known as Kingdom Kay, the theme for the event; ‘Reviving Ghanaian Values through Fashion and Style’ sparks a new dawn for the art and culture industry.
In an interview with the DAILY HERITAGE, he has said that, “It is so sad that most Ghanaian celebrities attend award ceremonies like the Ghana Music Awards and flaunt foreign designs on national television at no cost during red carpet interview sessions.”
He stressed that the arts and culture industry defines the history of Ghana through the colourful display of creative arts and artistic performances that depict the origin of the Ghanaian people.
He, however, lamented that the industry has suffered a lasting neglect and blaming it on excessive promotion of western culture by Ghanaian media and celebrities.
Mr Kudesey revealed that the call on Ghanaians to unite and promote our identity and heritage is not limited to staging of fashion shows but should be characterised by series of campaigns which will include support from celebrities, and all institutional and societal front liners.
The event will take place on December 23, this year, at the Achimota Retail Centre in Accra and will feature display of fashion and style by runway models and indigenous designers, poetry and music performances among others.