Ghana’s Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku, has reacted to many views on social media over the 'wild' black see-through dress she wore to a soiree held for the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) welcome party on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Citinewsroom.com, the government official, who was speaking in an interview to address the concerns of some Ghanaians over her fashion choice said she wore the dress because she was trendy.
Catherine Afeku who was speaking to Andy Dosty on Hitz FM on Friday November 23, 2018, Catherine Afeku indicated that she wore the dress to show off her 'swag' in the latest fashion trends.
“I have some swag and I am permitted to rock once in awhile,” she noted in the interview in relation to her outfit that sparked debate on social media.
Some critics were disappointed in the minister for not wearing a made-in-Ghana attire to the event.
In a rebuttal however, the minister said her dress, even though was not made with typical African fabric, was made in Ghana by a Ghanaian fashion designer.
The Minister who was responsible for welcoming guests from all over Africa to the AFRIMA caught the eyes of many and eventually became the subject of discussion with sections of the general public expressing their varied opinions about her dress.
The classic black dress worn by the Minister had a see-through detailing which revealed the lower part of her legs and arms.
Social media got buzzing when a photo first hit the internet with a section of internet users bashing her for the fashion choice.
Others however came to her defence, explaining that it was the right choice for the occasion.
Journalist Anny Osabutey in a post on Facebook said former American First lady Michelle Obama would have been praised for her humility if she had worn a similar attire.
Another social media user, Kofi Effah quizzed whether people expected Madam Afeku to wear the traditional 'kaba and slit' to the entertainment event.
Whyalways Ekow, a FAcebook user noted that a google image search of Catherine Afeku showed she more often than not, wore indigenous Ghanaian dressed to public engagements.
Wife of the vice president, Samira Bawumia, has however not had it wrong in fashion and has been praised time without number for how she appeared during many events.
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