Inauguration 2017 Kente craze at the 2017 inauguration of Nana Akufo-Addo

A large number of public figures and politicians,including the President of the Republic of Ghana, wore the fabric.

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Kente is a popular Ghanaian fabric which is worn during special occasions like weddings, parties, festivals.

The cloth was first produced in Bonwire, a town in the Ashanti kingdom, and was later copied by certain tribes from Ivory Coast and other West African countries people in and many other West African countries.

Also, other ethnic groups in Ghana have their own version of kente. It is the best known of all African textiles.

According to oral history, Kente is derived from the Akan word ‘kenten’, which means basket.

After a huge decline in the use of the fabric during the 1990’s, it made a relatively huge comeback when Ghana turned 50 in 2007.

At the 7th inauguration of the swearing-in ceremony, a large number of public figures and politicians wore the fabric including the president of the republic of Ghana.

Both men and women wore colorful Kente to grace the occasion.

Notable amongst them were the President, Nana Akufo-Addo

play President, Nana Akufo-Addo

 

Shirley Ayorkor-Botchwey

play Shirley Ayorkor-Botchwey

 

The daughter of the first President of Ghana, Samia Nkrumah

play Samia Nkrumah

 

The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

play Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

The deputy Majority Leader of Parliament, Adwoa Safo

 

 and many more.

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