This is the 2nd Edition of  Paillote Takpekpe event which was very successfully conceived and executed by Wanlov the Kubolor in collaboration with the Alliance Francaise.  The event comes off on 24th February, 2016 at 7pm to 9pm at Alliance Française, Accra.

To be in the spirit you must come with a recycled accessory or recycled costume. Best guest costume/accessory wins a special prize.

For edutainment; Amateur Musicians, Filmmakers, Fashion Designers & Artists will be in live categorized competitions for cash prizes.

Individuals & Companies will come and present their environmentally conscious innovations & practices.

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Hipsters of Nature featured on Deutsche Welle TV

Deutsche Welle TV journalists were in Accra on August 1st and 2nd to film the activities of Hipsters of Nature in their TV programme, ‘Africa on the move’. Africa on the Move is a new multimedia series documenting the lives of amazing young Africans. The programme  focuses on the change makers – role models who use their energy and skills to lift up their communities and their continent. DW- TV  reporters  filmed our recycled fashion show  with students of  Mrs. Edu Sam’s school, Nima at their graduation. IMG_7840 Continue reading

Environmental Artist from Nima

Today our spotlight is on one of own, Rufai Zakari. He was born in Nima, Accra in 1990. He graduated from Ghanatta college of Arts in 2011 and the creative director of Hipsters of Nature. His work revolves around the hardships of urban life and the ills of over- consumption.

Rufai Zakari

Rufai Zakari

Two days ago, we visited him at his art studio at Nima in the Accra Metropolis to chat on what his got going next.
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