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I Would Have Worn Kente And Ahenema To Grammys – Okyeame Kwame

Okyeame Kwame has said that given the chance, he would represent Ghana to the fullest by wearing an indigenous outfit to the prestigious Grammy Awards, notably the 65th edition that took place recently.

The Ghanaian rapper who has been in the industry for over two decades said he would have worn Ghana’s iconic traditional dress; Kente to attend the award ceremony embellished with beads and alongside a boom box playing Adowa music to usher in his arrival.

He told Sammy Forson on Joy FM’s ‘Showbiz A-Z that he would have wielded his identity with his full chest if he had an invitation.

“I would have gone in my kente, in my ‘ahenema’, with my beads all around, and get like a boom box, a boom player and be playing ‘adowa’. Since I cannot go with a whole ensemble, I would have a whole boom box following me, and then I would gone in my regal kente and gold everywhere and it would have been very difficult for anyone to steal the shine,” he said.

He stated he was happy for the Ghanaian musicians who received invitations to the Grammy event and that he would have gladly accepted the same offer if it had been made to him.

“I thought it was an amazing opportunity because if I had the opportunity to go to the Grammys I would jump on the next flight to go and see all those amazing artistes that I look up to and seize the opportunity to try and see if I can get a telephone number or two, so I can get some features and take pictures and take pictures for my social media and connect; find management and find plugs, and try and see if I can get a real connection with someone that can take my music to the next level,” he added.

Source – Tru News Report


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