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Grey eyes are uncommon among Ghanaians, so it’s fair to admire and celebrate one with it, especially when he’s got gifted hands and a remarkable self. Meet Greg, the younger brother of my friend, Gerard.

Social media has made it easier for an individual to feel special on their birthday; different write ups even by ghost friends on our walls, friends changing their Whatsapp DPs to our pictures, uploading photos on Instagram, Banks and Telecommunications Networks wishing us Happy Birthday via SMS… the physical celebration can get boring at times, but thanks to social media, we don’t complain, or do we?

Greg is nice, simply nice. The first time we met, we easily bonded. He understood the puns and sarcasm, he teasingly laughed at the grammatical errors and petty ignorance, we had fun, we always do, just like with his Gerard. I guess blood is thicker after all.

I admire the bond they share as brothers, Gerard and Greg. They’re like an unstoppable force when together, and I feel like the intruder in their midst… well, more often than not. On the average, a brother’s love deteriorates in time, because they each grow to become their own ‘man’, but with these two…

Apparently, well, perhaps unintentionally, Gerard edits most of Greg’s photos in Black & White. If that’s to draw less attention from Greg’s grey eyes, uhmm… I don’t know. Oops… I pray he doesn’t face me on this one. But coming to think of it, that could be it.. hah! Gotcha, Gerard! Hah! Gotcha.

I could write a poem, but that would be cliché. I could sing for him the Happy Birthday song, but one talented female friend would’ve stayed awake to rocked his world at exactly 12am.

JULY BORNS ROCK! They rock even harder when born on July 14, counting down 14 days to my birthday.

Hah! Cool, right?

Happy Birthday, Grey Greg.

Hey, take a look at some photos of Greg, taken by Gerard

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I have been following Aham Ibeleme for a few months on Instagram and Facebook, and not once has it crossed my mind to unfollow him because I got bored of his photography works; I never got bored. It’s his portraits that capture my attention even closer -they bring so much life to still images. Is that not the primary purpose of a portrait?

Black is beautiful, Black is universal, Black is in it’s own way pure; since it cannot get any darker, it’s stains are hidden in it’s nature and the beautification of its strength revealed. Black is strong.

What marveled me about these 3 portraits was that black individuals were shot in Black & White portraits. How detailed can this get?

Besides its Black & White nature and effect, the portraits were taken in their natural and raw states; no make up, no weaves, purely natural, purely black, and beautiful.

The black skin is a beautiful creation to pride in. No amount of toning or bleaching of the skin can change its nature from within. It is strong, it is beautiful, even better in its raw state.

Take a look.

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The proliferation of fashion designers, stylists, makeup artists, models and photographers has been on a rather quick rise and thriving in the fashion and style industry. Nothing seems to be overrated neither is anything underrated; your style is your own.
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Papa Oppong is one of Ghana’s pride in the Fashion and Arts Industry. For a young man who fuses fashion with arts, there is bound to be an exhibition of youthful energy, exuberance and swag in his works.

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If you were tickled with some ice cubes on your bare skin, what would be your immediate reaction? I don’t know about you, but I’d be pretty ecstatic. (more…)