The year 2017 enveloped the talents and potentials of the black race than in any year; records were made and already existing ones were broken. 2018 will, in fact, be a better year as it has kicked-off with Oprah Winfrey becoming the first black woman to receive the Cecil B Award at the 75th Golden Globes Awards. This is a win for all people of color. The biggest win was when President Hussein Obama became the leader of the free world.
In past times when racism was most gruesome, phenomenal men and women such as Martin Luther King, Malcom X, and Maya Angelou rose to the occasion of fighting the bane racism. Now, racism is more subtle. However, we cannot be complacent with the progress made. The Carl Andrews brand inspired by the greatness exhibited by individuals like Kanye West, Jay Z, Wizkid, Beyonce, Chimamanda
This new collection highlights the poise and unapologetic swag of the black race with hopes that it would inspire people of color to do better without doubts about their capabilities. Akon rightly averred at the Youth Connekt Africa Summit ‘17 that “this world is about branding and marketing… we have to be here to tell our own stories. Directors, filmmakers, entertainers and the press, it’s gonna be your job to redefine what people think about Africa.”
The creative director of the Carl Andrews brand, Carl Eze, has made it a responsibility to relay to the world the ultimate prerequisite of being African – Black Excellence.
Photography : Lateef Salvadore @lasalvy
Styling/Creative Direction : @mistura.a of @ashikomag and @checheuduma
Location : Nike Art Gallery
Write up : George Ekong @georgebeing
Model : @tamedfoxx