On the 31st of August, Ghana came alive with the most outstanding fashion event of the decade. Rhythms on da Runway, headed by Nineteen57 and Genet Services under the auspices of the Diaspora Affairs Office, Office of the President, took full flight at the plush green gardens of the Christiansborg Castle, Osu – a strategic destination to manifest Ghana’s rich political history. The buzz around this event was remarkable as it was dubbed Year of Return Edition, honoring four hundred years since the inception of African slavery in America and how it has subsequently changed the world.
The night event kicked off in all its grandeur at the appointed time of 7pm. It opened doors to some of the continent’s most remarkable fashion designers, models, celebrated musicians, renowned personalities, fashion enthusiasts, among others. The red carpet was a spectacle for an amazing array of dazzling designs worn by many who attended the event. From the stunning architecture of the Adinkra symbol backdrop, to the vintage white car that created a picturesque setting for the night, photographers and bloggers had every reason to be busy on the red carpet.
Rhythms on da Runway saw in attendance some of the noted names in the showbiz game. The constellation of dignitaries such as Her Excellency The 2nd Lady of Ghana, Samira Bawumia, Hon. Minister for Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Mrs. Barbara Gyesi, other members of government. Celebrities from Ghana and beyond, including celebrated Nigerian actor Richard Mofe-Damijo, Nikki Samonas, Manifest, Eazzy, Elikem Kumordzie, Efia Odo, Jay Foley, James Gardiner, Kalybos and Kwaw Kese to mention but a few. Leave it to the perfect duo to put on a good show! Award winning Master of Ceremony, Nathaniel Attoh and one of the most sought after media personalities, Nana Ana Anamoah took center stage as the hosts for the night.
It was a colorful evening laced with eye-catching silhouettes, texture, balance, and all the different elements of fashion design coming to life on one big stage. Notable were designs from Palse (South Africa), Jésu Según (U.K.), Mudi (Nigeria), Abrantie the Gentleman, Lumiere Couture, Stephapp Gh, Yartel, Velma’s Accessories, Ophelia Crossland, and Nineteen57.
Rhythms on da Runway dominates the fashion industry as one unique entertainment hub, wielding a fusion of music and fashion to give audiences an unforgettable entertaining experience. Legendary Pat Thomas, Rex Omar, Cina Soul, David Bolton, Steve Bedi, Epixode, Paulina Oduro, Joe Mettle, Nana Boro, and Stonebwoy electrified the crowd with a chain of hits to dance the night away. Ghana’s funniest man DKB also amused the attendees with a hilarious standup comedy act, one that will not be soon forgotten by all who witnessed the night of music and fashion. A special citation of honor was awarded to the Queen of Highlife, Queen Asabea Cropper in recognition and appreciation for an exceptional performance and contribution to the music industry in Ghana and beyond in the last forty five years.
Abrantie The Gentleman
Nineteen57 and KOD
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