THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) of Focal Eye model Agency, ThyKingdom Kudesey has said the Heritage and identity of Ghana is gradually dying due to low patronage from the media and Ghanaian celebrities.
ThyKingdom Kudesey, CEO of Focal Eye Model Agency
According to Kingdom, the art and culture industry is suffering a lasting neglect, he blames it on the excessive promotion of western culture by Ghanaian media and celebrities.
Speaking to fylladey he said, “it saddens my heart when I see Ghanaians on red carpet acknowledging designers they have never met, we have great products made here right here in Ghana”. He lamented on this at the launch of his maiden programme dubbed the Heritage fashion show with the theme ‘Reviving Ghanaian Values through Fashion and Style’, an initiative to promote Ghana’s art culture and tourism.
Mr Kudesey revealed that the call on Ghanaians to unite and promote our identity and heritage is not limited to the 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.
He stressed that the arts and culture industry defines Ghana’s history through the colourful display of creative arts and artistic performances that depict the origin of Ghanaians.
The launch which took place at the Achimota Retail Centre on December 22, 2017, which featured the display of fashion and style by runway models and indigenous designers, poetry and music performances and other startling talents in the new generation. The events also sparked a new dawn for the art and culture industry.
Mr Godson Sena Adjavor the Managing Director of Javon Effects LTD, who chaired the event challenged the younger generations to be more enterprising than to wait on government for employment
Mr Kudesey urged, Ghanaians to unite and promote our identity and heritage and not limit it to the staging of fashion shows but it should be characterized by series of campaigns with support from celebrities and all institutional and societal front liners.
Heritage fashion is to be held three times a year with the maiden edition in March 2018.