Visual artist, fashion stylist and creative entrepreneur, Mohammed Osumanu is popularly known as Mohammed Blakk was featured on the 20th week of the 2019 Series of BET AiR (Artists in Residence) – an Instagram specific initiative by BET to shine the light on artistes from the diaspora.
For four days, November 26 to 29, the feature was aimed at showcasing Mohammed’s creative processes, co-creators and results, as well as everything in between.
According to Mohammed who envisions pushing the limits of arts, culture and creativity beyond the Ghanaian boundaries, this as a milestone he did not expect anytime soon, he however, deems this a step in the right direction, considering this is his seventh year in the industry.
Speaking about what this meant for future projects, Mohammed said “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-creative for how far we have come.”
“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,” he told motionhypegh.net