Saturday, 22 June 2013

Iconic Moments/ Photography: Joy Frempong and OY band by Nana Kofi Acquah

Photo Credit: courtesy of  Nana Kofi Acquah

“Today, I want to share two colourful photographs with you :). Yes, I am back to my colourful self. The first one is of the band OY.  Lovely band. It was really a pleasure meeting and photographing them… but what even excited me more is one of their songs “Life is like a market place”.  It was what inspired this photo shoot. How I wish we all will always remember that life is like a market place, you come, you look, you chat, you buy, you go and another person comes, looks, chats, buys and goes. Nobody stays in the market place forever.” Nana Kofi Acquah


Paulina Opoku-Gyimah says: There’s a real yummy eye popping explosion of colours and spice and zing to this incredible, scenic and iconoclastic photo of experimental Swiss/Ghanaian singer Joy Frempong from the band OY.

A Ghana Rising fave, Joy Frempong (please see past post)  is beautifully attired in a riot of high-end clash of patterns and prints –sitting slap bang in the middle of my favourite part of any market, –the bend-down-and-pick-me section or the "broni we wu" bit --is a fashion stylists dream.

I love this photograph!! Celebrated Accra based photographer Nana Kofi Acquah has managed to capture Joy Frempong’s respect for her ‘people’ –market trader’s et al and given us the gazer a real feel of the pulsating hassle and bustle of Accra’s eclectic markets. For more info about Nana Kofi Acquah visit:

For more info about Joy Frempong and her band OY visit:

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