The creativity of a Ghanaian visual artist has earned him a feature on the 2019 BET Artists Resistance (AiR) series.
Mohammed Blakk, born Mohammed Osumanu on the 20th week the BET AiR, an Instagram specific initiative by BET to shine the light on artists from the diaspora.
Blakk who is also a fashion stylist and a creative entrepreneur, envisions pushing the limits of arts, culture and creativity beyond Ghanaian boundaries.
For four days, November 26 to 29, Blakk’s creative prowess, co-creator and results were given the spotlight by the BET.
Describing the feature as a milestone, the young man said the opportunity was not expected, but noted it is step in the right direction, considering that it is his seventh year in the industry.
“We have been doing this for quite a while now, and having to score a BET feature is an appreciable milestone which only goes on to prove that, better things are going to come by. The acknowledgement is real, and I am proud of my co-creatives for how far we have come.”
Asked how the feat will influence his future projects, Mohammed said: “Well, as an artiste this gives me a boost to keep up, and a signal to focus on authenticity as me and my friends like Revy Boadu, Peach Adepa have been pursuing.
“As an entrepreneur who idolizes the likes of Virgil Abloh, Jean-Michel Basquiat, I see this as an added leverage, to better position my brand in a constantly evolving space as fashion”