With the content evolution of fashion, especially on the African continent, more opportunities have opened up for people to express themselves in bold and daring designs. Samuel Glenn Semakor popularly known as GlennSamm, has not shied away from representing and promoting his indigenous African beliefs through his costumes.
His passion to promote indigenous African Culture and fashion inspired him to establish a contemporary African fashion movement called KvngsOfTheNewSchool, an all-inclusive group of models and what he terms as “Afrocentric/Afro futurist-inspired creative “.
The group gained international recognition when it was featured in a BBC Africa documentary after catching the eyes of many patrons at Afrochella, a music celebration in Ghana with their unique appearance in 2018.
He runs an entertainment blog, eboxafrica and a Public Relations Specialist who has worked for entertainment personalities including Ice Prince, Ben Pol, Kano Smash, Selasi Musiq, Eye Judah, DXD, Stonebwoy, Wakayna and Jah Phinga.
Glenn attended Exopa Modeling School and furthered his studies in Graphic and Web Designing at IPMC in 2011. His basic education started at Celestial School Complex in Ashaiman and had his second cycle education at Sogakofe Senior High School where he studied Visual Arts. He completed in 2006.
From a family of five, Glenn hails from Keta in the Volta Region of Ghana. Currently, he lives in Ashaiman, a suburb in the national capital of Greater Accra Region.
The trendsetter has won a lot of awards for his influence on the fashion and creative culture space. Here are few of his accolades: Commercial Model of the Year at Ghana Style Award (2021), Personality of the Year at Volta Fashion Awards (2020) and Fashion Personality of the Year at Youth Excellence Awards (2019).
Glenn’s presence has been felt at big platforms such as Potomanto Festival (2018), Afrochella (2018-2022), Chalewote Street Art Festival(2015-2019) and Detty Rave (2019).
On his views on the fashion industry, he shared these sound words with his teeming followers who also have a dream to chase in the industry.
“If you want to succeed in the fashion industry, you must not only be blessed with the physical qualities/features, you also need to work considerably hard to satisfy the fashion directors with your personality traits. It is not always about how stout, tall or the attractive features you have. It requires more than that”.
In November this year, he debuted the maiden edition of Tsadidi Street Art Festival at his hometown, Keta and it was refreshing. The event also coincided with the annual celebration of the Hogbetsotso Za.
The team at rymcitigh.com cannot help but admire the enormous work that Glenn has put in to arrive at where he is now. It takes grits and some modicum of uniqueness to invest in one’s craft. We wish him the utmost best.
Follow him now on Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and Instagram for his works. He has a strong social media presence.
Ride on, rare bird. We keep learning from your craft and its impact on the larger society.
Source: Facebook/ Samuel Glenn Semakor