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Glo-sponsored African Voices explores uncommon fashion trends


African Voices powered by Globacom on Cable News Network (CNN) this week sheds more light on unconventional fashion trends as propagated by three of Africa’s fashion iconoclasts.  

The 30 minute programme which was broadcasted yesterday on CNN at 11.30 a.m, will be repeated at 7a.m and 4.30p.m today and at 12.30a.m, 4.30a.m and 8p.m tomorrow. It will also be beamed at 5a.m on Monday and at 10.30a.m on Tuesday.

The show featured Ghanaian stylist, Tobe Aka Benjamin Arthur, who bell the cat, and television personality as well as Kenya-based style aficionado, Annabele Onyango, who was supported by her husband, Marek Fuchs, and Jenke Ahmed Tailly, a creative consultant from Cote d’ivoire wrapped the programme.

Arthur, a style influencer and role model to youths in Ghana and across Africa is renowned for exclusive designs. He has styled top models including Moesha Boduong, while inspirational models including Sonia Ibrahim, Ama K Aberese and Caroline Sampson have also showcased his designs.

Annabel Onyango, is a Kenyan fashion stylist and blogger under the brand Dressupnation. She started her career as a Fashion Editor for True Love and Drum East Africa, and currently styles the presenters of entertainment variety show Mashariki Mix on AfricaMagic (Mnet).

Annabel’s personal style interprets trends and makes them all her own. She is married to Marek Fuchs, the highflying entertainment Managing Director of Kenyan music group, Sautisol.

As one of the most influential stylists working today, the name Jenke Ahmed Tailly may not ring a bell but his works speaks for him, and that is precisely how he likes it. “I like to do my work quietly,” he said.

As a fashion editor, stylist, and consultant Tailly works with well-known celebrities across the globe including Kanye West, Beyoncé, and most recently, Kim Kardashian.

Globacom in a statement released on Friday, enjoined viewers to make it a date with the programme to augment their knowledge about Africa’s unconventional fashion, particularly the trajectories and contributions of the guests.

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