The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” is a major landmark campaign targeting the African – American and Diaspora Market to mark 400 years since the first slave vessel docked on our seas. The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) under the Auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is leading the project in collaboration with the Office of Diaspora Affairs at the Office of the President, the Panafest Foundation and the Adinkra Group of USA.
As regards, a number of events have tailored their planning to the essentials of the ‘Year of Return’ campaign, to promote the campaign’s awareness and influence. One of these events being Afrochella which was held last year, of which the KvngsOfTheNewSchool trio created a fashion installation.
Fashion icon GlennSamm, Mohammed Black, Tsutsublema and Efo Kayleb got featured in a documentary by Thomas Naadi for BBC Africa during one their fashion installation at Afrochella.
The KvngsOfTheNewSchool with their antique and proud African style attracted many and made a huge impact. The group since this event, has made appearances at other festivals and events including Fuse ODG’s ‘This is New Africa, Kente Party early this year in Accra.