Rappers wrapped in kente
The work of a young Ghanaian artist has been getting a lot of attention on social media, with thousands of clicks and shares. Beautiful works of art by Dennis Owusu-Ansah (26) of Jay Z, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Rick Ross and Diddy show these famous faces dressed in the bright, fab colours and traditional attire of southern and western African cultural groups. His Instagram page has depictions of Beyoncé “Lankenua” Carter draped in traditional Masai jewellery; Mazi Odinnaka Rosey, AKA Rick Ross; Robyn Rihanna “Amahle” Fenty in traditional Zulu dress, including isicholo (a Zulu hat); and Nicki “Maame Akua Amponsah” Minaj wearing head-to-toe kente cloth of Ghana.
Owusu-Ansah decided to create the works of art after he witnessed a friend being teased for wearing kente. He told OkayAfrica.com: “They had no idea what AFRICAN
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