Slit and Kaba Festival set for May 1

 Slit and Kaba Festival set for May 1

Manye Horgbayo Korngo

The maiden edition of African print ‘Slit and Kaba Festival’ is set for Monday, May 1 at the Mariville Agblizaa-Spintex Road, Accra.

The event to be organised by Roots Africa and aimed at exhibiting the rich Ghanaian culture and identity with the Slit and Kaba theme, would see women dressed in the unique outfit combined with other tradition­al ornaments.

The Founder and President of Roots Afri­ca, Mrs Deborah Kabutey-Djisah also known as Manye Horgbayo Korngo on social media, explained that she was inspired to organise the festival following a post on social media (tiktok) with women adorned in the symbolic slit and kaba attire.

“The kaba and slit attire is an important aspect of Ghanaian culture and represents the country’s identity. It is a symbol of the country’s rich cultural heritage and tradi­tions. The attire is significant socially, eco­nomically, and culturally, she stated.

Manye Horgbayo Korngo
Manye Horgbayo Korngo

She added that, the purpose of hosting a Kaba and Slit festival for Ghanaians was to promote Ghanaian culture and fashion, celebrate Ghana’s heritage and provide a platform for stakeholders in the textile man­ufacturing and fashion industry to connect and collaborate.

The festival she said, would be sustained with subsequent events set for the first week in January every year include Ghanaians in the diaspora who would be in the country in December for the Christmas festivities.

Special Guests for the event included actor and politician Mr John Dumelo and Queen Naana Adiki Manyeyo Adi I, and Nana Tiaah Ampem Darkoa I.

She urged Ghanaians, especially women to troop to attend the programme and wit­ness the rich display of Ghanaian culture.

BY MICHAEL D.ABAYATEYE

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