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Style With Mantopia: Personal Style; The Only Big Name Here Is You

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“At its essence, style is a complicated, endlessly fascinating human capacity. It is our spirit and what we think, our creativity, our individual way of being, and our intention for our clothes. To nurture a meaningful relationship with fashion, our task is to understand style, to hone it, to carefully craft it and make it our own.” – Nadine Farag

Style is substance. What is your relationship with style? In reality, clothing affects everyone, but there is this notion that personal style is for people who are overly fashion conscious. When it comes to personal style, the big name here is you. Your style may not go platinum if it was a record but one thing is certain: it distinguishes you from the many personal styles out there, with or without features from the well-known big names in clothing and style. You don’t necessarily have to dress ostentatiously to stand out. You can be a beacon of modesty, if that makes your personality – which in my opinion should be a regular part of your arsenal – shine through the clothes you put on. Part of going “platinum” with no features means not having to worry about if anyone else thinks you look good, freeing you up to exult, without a hint of self-consciousness.

Back in the day, my school uniform was at times a proper fraction – small upper, big lower. Other times, it was an improper one. It was a source of laughter for most of the kids. I was trolled a lot because of how I looked in the uniform. It was in many ways a crushingly human moment, the point at which the dreams and unfettered ambition of childhood seemed to collide with the severe reality of… chale forget! Fast forward to recently (quite distant past though) and then to now, welcome to my sunny day. Fashion gave me power, respect, connections and now I’m no longer the laughing stock I used to be when I was very young. There’s a defining link between fashion and power and when I found it my life totally changed.

I want to share with you a few tips to help you give meaning to your personal style and make your wardrobe your second mirror – you should see yourself when you look at your closet.

  1. Be inspired.

Start by doing research. Learn more about yourself by looking out into the world and see what sticks, and what doesn’t. Magazines, street style, fashion shows, movies, friends, history and more can help you figure out what works for you. Trends can still be a source of inspiration, as long as you aren’t blindly following them. You can also do a Pinterest search of “style icons” and save the images you are drawn to. You’ll start to see a collection of repeat people who you can look to for inspiration.

 

  1. Be real. Be you.

You have to be honest with yourself about your lifestyle and what is most practical for that. Look beyond the names of your inspiration photos and focus on the outfits. Pick a few words to describe the vibe of the looks. Settle on a handful of words that feel true to your style, and write them down for future reference, as they will help you clarify and define your look. A “truth” the fashion industry tries to convince us of is that if we like something we have to have it. You can have great admiration for a designer, trend or a clothing item, but not wear it yourself. Some things are better appreciated from afar.

  1. Be confident.

Now that you’ve dreamt up your perfect wardrobe, and brought it back down to earth, it’s time to find confidence in the style that is all yours. Lean into the items you gravitate towards and have determined to be practical for your life. Every time you realize that the way you dress is your way and not a carbon copy of someone else, you build confidence. You know those special days when you walk out the door feeling like your most stylish self? Snap a quick picture for future reference. These are the outfits that epitomize your true personal style and should serve as inspiration for spin-off outfits.

  1. Be creative.

After finding what is right for you, and makes you feel special, there’s room for experimentation. Play to your strength. Is there something people compliment you on? Wearing clothes that play up your best style strengths will always look stylish, no matter what is currently trending. Also, you need to own a signature item that becomes part of your style identity. It can be as simple as a personalized piece of jewelry or as memorable as a Donegal tweed waistcoat. We as humans are always changing and so too will our style, but with a better understanding of who we are as a whole. Your style is an extension of you. Let it be.

Regardless of your purchasing power, do your very best to look good all the time. You don’t need to wear the most popular and expensive brands to look spiffy. You can live within your means and make a good impression on people with your clothes. I’ll do a write-up on budgets and clothing next week to help you with that.

 

The revolution will be televised. #youroutfitmatters

 

Source: Nii Laate (Mantopia)

 

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Burna Boy wins “Best Global Music Album” at the 2021 Grammy’s with “Twice As Tall”

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2020 was quite the year for Afrobeat star Burna Boy and 2021 is keeping the momentum going.

The talented Nigerian artiste has kicked off the year with one of her biggest accomplishments to date, snagging his very first Grammy Award for 2020’s chart-topping album “Twice As Tall” and also being the first Afrobeats album to win.

“Twice As Tall” took home the Grammy gold for Best Global Music Album. The award-winning singer took to Twitter to celebrate with the perfect reaction shortly after learning of the win, “#grammys”.

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Ghanaian would hate me if I share my view on LGBT – Mzvee

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Ghanaian female musician Mzvee who was previously signed to the lynx entertainment owned by Riche Mensah has finally shared her opinion about the current trending issue in the country which is the LGBTQ debate.

Mzvee who was speaking during an interview on Amansan Krakye on Cape Coast-based Kastle FM asked about her view on the matter but she failed to comment on it stating that people won’t be pleased with her opinion so she would keep it to herself.

She stated saying;

“I have my thoughts on the LGBT rights debate just that I don’t want to share it. I don’t want to share because it’s such a sensitive topic. I would keep my opinion to myself on this one.”

When forced by the presenter to say something about the issue revealed that she would be hated by most people who were lovers of her when she adds her voice to it therefore the need to be silent.

If you say what is not okay for some people listening, you’re bad. If you say another thing which is not good for other people listening, then you’re bad. So I really don’t have much to say actually and honestly speaking

Many celebrities in the country have expressed their views on the right of the LGBTQ as most of them are calling for the rights of individuals to be respected and left to do whatever they want.

Some of the celebrities include; Wanluv, Sister Derby Ama k Abebrese amongst others.

 

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Woman Alleged To Be Ghanaian Found Dead In London Home

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A very sad piece of information coming in has revealed that a woman who is believed to be in her 50s was found dead in her residence in london where she has been staying after relocating from Ghana where she hails from.

According to reports, the woman whose name was identified as Dora Mills was found dead in his house in Tottenham in london on the 21st of February, 2021.

A video which went viral after news of the death broke out showed the British Police at the scene of the event as they investigate to unravel the true cause of her death.

Another person seen in the video was a family memebr of the deceased who was also helping by assisiting the police with some vital information to assist the police further investigate more into her death.

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Effiduase Chief begs Akufo-Addo Not TO Reappoint Mary Boatemaa As Their DCE

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Chief of Effiduase Nana Adu Ameyaw II has called on the president of the Republic of Ghana His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo to listen to their plea and avoid the reappointment of Mary Boatemaa as the DCE For their constituency..

According to Nana Adu Ameyaw II , the Past DCE has not been of any help to the community as she was responsible for the sabotaging of the NPP Member of Parliament for the constituency and also utter disregard for Traditional leaders in the District.

The act of the DCE led to his removal by the president but was reinstated again without any explanation given as to what led to her been reinstated to her position.

Chief and elders of Asante Effiduase in his plea to the president revealed that Mrs.Mary has been nothing but a disgrace to their community and does not deserve to be given anothernopportunity in the second tenure of the president.

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Nana Adu Ameyaw added that the DCE is very “Imcompetent” and also “not fit to lead the people as the District Chief Executive”.

Speaking during a press briefing he stated saying;

We are all aware of the issues between Hon. Mary Boateng and the MP. For now, the MP has won the elections. What we are left with is to get a DCE. But for the DCE position, we beg the President that Mary cannot become our DCE because she cannot work with the MP. There are several issues and even when I wanted to intervene for us to settle them amicably, Mary refused coming and said she has to consult her lawyers.

What we want is a competent individual who will come and handle the affairs of Effiduase because we have been lagging when it comes to development. Can you imagine that in the last term, the Assembly was unable to elect a presiding officer? We don’t want any incompetent person, what we want is a humble person and someone who listens to the elders in the District. All we want is development so we are pleading with the President to appoint someone who has the District at heart so that he/she can spearhead the development of the District,

 

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Kennedy Agyapong Exposed After Ursula Owusu’s Vetting

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MP for the Assin Central  Kennedy Agyapong has been exposed by the Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) Sulemana Braimah after it was reported that the closure of some radio stations was motivated politically with some left stations like Oman Fm left untouched since it belonged to a member of the NPP.

It was revealed during the vetting of Mrs. Ursula Owusu that some radio station which fell short of the parameters put in place were left untouched and closed due to their affiliation to the New Patriotic Party.

Hon. Kennedy Agyapong who felt the words of an accusation made by the minister were false revealed that the MP for Asawase Hon. Muntaka Mohammed to apologize to Oman FM for spreading falsehood about the Radio Station.

Sulemana Braimah who wasn’t on the same page with Kennedy Agyapong on his statement revealed that it was rather  National Communication Authority who needed to ask for forgiveness after leaving Oman FM who was owing to still operate when they knew they were having some issues pending.

Mr. Sulemana who is known for his fight for the freedom of the media added that Oman Fm should be closed to prove that there is no political interference if they want to be fair to the other stations that were close.

Taking to his Facebook handle he wrote saying;

I hear Hon. Ken Agyapong is demanding apology from Hon. Muntaka for saying at the Appointment’s Committee of Parliament that Oman FM, which belongs to Hon. Agyapong had not renewed its frequency authorisation and yet was not shut down by the NCA. Well, if anything Hon. Agyapong should be directing his request for apology to the NCA whose record indicated clearly that his station had not renewed its authorisation. Below is a screenshot from the NCA’s own data on list of Authorised VHF-FM Radio stations in Ghana as at Fourth Quarter (that is end of year) 2019. This data was published after the NCA had shut down several radio stations for failing to renew their authorisation. By law frequency Authorisation renewal is required every 5 years. The NCA record shows Oman FM got its authorisation in 2006. There is a column for last date of renewal of authorisation. What is in that column? Blank. For purposes of comparison and confirmation, see the other picture with NEAT FM from the same document of the NCA. NEAT FM got its first authorisation in 2008 and last date of renewal is indicated as 2016. So if Oman FM had renewed its authorisation why was their date of authorisation not indicated just as that of NEAT FM and the others whose last date of renewal have been indicated in the same document?” he questioned.

 

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Tom D’Frick Drops ‘La Read’ visual starred Taju Jimal, Kose and Apoki Gh

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Ghanaian Hip-hop artiste, Tom D’Frick, won’t let 2021 be of rest as he quickens giving his fans his very hit single “La Read” official video.

He drops “La Read” as his most-streamed single to begin the year, which become the new trend anthem gaining more recognitions a very classic song. The video starred comic actor Kose, Apoki Gh and popular Taju Jimal from our screens.

The year “2021 looks promising with Tom D’Frick as he continues to spark with controversy. Also, lend to bring a new dynamic with his brand and look forward to dropping more bangers and engaging my fans more. I’m back in full force. No doubt, take a piece of your time and listen to the song here and watch the video on YouTube as well.

Stream Song here: https://song.link/gh/i/1539164468

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