Style

Contemporary 'Duality' With Afri Tribe

Afri Tribe's latest 'Duality' collection highlights the duality of the diaspora through style.

The recently launched label Afri Tribe, by Ayo O., seamlessly blends street style-inspired Western looks with Ankara styles. The result is non-cliché, practical, and chic garments as featured in the label's Duality collection. Afri Tribe's collection aims to highlight the duality of the diaspora through style, showcasing what it's like to be African and live outside of the continent, in between two cultures. The lookbook, photographed by Roland Agli, showcases urban, vintage and streetwear appeal. Scroll through our gallery above to view the pictures, see a behind the scenes video below and, if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #afritribe.


Politics

#LGBTRightsGhana: Ghanaians Rally Support For the LGBT+ Community

Pro-LGBT+ advocacy in Ghana is at an all-time high as members of the community face public backlash.

The LGBT+ community in the West African country of Ghana is a fast growing group, but they are also highly marginalized. In recent times, the nation's LGBT+ population has faced increased backlash from members of Ghana's society who are opposed to the rights of the community. Many members of the community are forced to live secret or suppressed lives, as those who are open about their sexuality face discrimination and oppression in various forms and degrees, as a result of living in a society that lacks progressiveness and regard for basic human rights for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation.

At the moment both the backlash and the advocacy for the cause is currently at a climax, sparked by recent events concerning Ghana's LGBT+ support group and the public opposition against it by Ghana's society and the nation's government. Ghana's official LGBT+ support group, called LGBT+ Rights Ghana, established their headquarters in Accra on January 31, 2021. The office was intended to be a safe space and avenue of support for all LGBT+ Ghanaians. On February 24, 2021. the office was shut down by members of Ghana's national security force together with the police, on orders issued by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, after the center became the subject of a furious public backlash.

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