Fashion Forum Africa

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fashion forum africa

reclaiming africa's fashion heritage & culture

Fashion Forum Africa rightly seeks to bring to the wider African consciousness the achievements of designers in Ghana, to re-invigorate and spur creativity, and to preserve our culture and heritage through fashion.
Akwasi Awua-Ababio
Director, Diaspora Affairs Office
Source: Fashion Forum Africa | Installation By: @Studio 189


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Fashion Forum Africa (FFA) is a licenced charity and non-governmental organisation whose mandate is to research, catalogue, and document iconic African designers, fashion, and textiles.

We work with businesses, educational and cultural institutions, governmental organisations, and international agencies to preserve, conserve, and promote African fashion heritage, design, and culture globally. 

We also seek to connect people with resources, education and opportunities in the fashion business community in Africa and the diaspora. FFA is associated with the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Fashion Forum Ghana and African Fashion Forum, also registered as NGOs in Ghana.

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“Fashion Forum Africa is the optimal quintessential cultural statement. It is the cutaway revealing the inner essence of the African fashion industry. I have had the opportunity, then as the Vice Chairperson and Co-convener of the Ghana Culture Forum and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Development Limited, to work in real value terms with Fashion Forum Africa and its executive head Makeba Boateng in diverse endeavours in the Ghanaian cultural space. Fashion Forum is certainly an avowed leader and Makeba’s curatorial skills are clearly unparalleled. They have exercised demonstrable ability to bring on board key adjoining partners that are needed to ensure the successful implementation of projects and programmes in very profound ways. This has influenced policy and action in the sector and I will therefore not hesitate to recommend them for any allied endeavour or enterprise.”
Akunu Dake
Patron, Ghana Culture Forum
Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Development Limited
"The Director of the 'Beyond the Return' Secretariat is pleased by the efforts of Fashion Forum Africa, under the leadership of Makeba Boateng in association with the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board.”

Annabelle McKenzie
Manager, Beyond The Return
“When BBC Radio 1Xtra went to Africa for a special 3 country (Ghana, Kenya & South Africa) live broadcast, we wanted to show off the remarkable gifts and talents offered across the continent to our audience back in the UK. When it came to discovering the ins and outs of the fashion industry I looked no further than Makeba Boateng. Her deep knowledge of the field and her position within the industry gave us an unprecedented one-stop shop to all things fashion and youth culture in Ghana. She was our beacon and enabled us to gain authentic insight, truly showcasing life in contemporary Ghana in its best, most glorious light.”

Kasey Clarke
Producer BBC Radio 1/1Xtra 2001-2013
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