To launch its Rainy Resort 2022 collection, Nigerian-based fashion brand, Rekana has announced its first-ever fashion film titled, ‘Children of God’. The short film which tells the story of a distressed afro-modern man running away from his past will be premiered on Spice TV from March 21st and March 24, 2022, on Rekana’s YouTube channel.
Children of God is directed by AMVCA-nominated filmmaker, Uche Odoh and features a versatile cast that includes new faces and talented artist Charles Okah, fashion model Bertha Amuga, Shalewa Ashafa, Kemi Smallz, Munachi Abii and Ijeoma Aniebo, among others.
Shot in the heart of Lagos Island, the 11-minute flick spotlights a diverse group of church members unified in their quest for a common good. The 19 member cast, ‘Children of God’ essentially highlights the beauty in our diversity and our mission statement ‘God is love. The church is open to all. Come as you are.’
According to Rekana’s Creative Director, Sharon Ojong, who also doubles as Executive Producer and Costume Designer on the project, ‘Children of God’ is inspired by “love, passion and inclusion. We wanted to create a collection inspired by real people with real stories, and real clothing made with eco-friendly fabrics made with low impact materials for our tie-dye process. And I’m proud we were able to achieve that, both with the collection and the film.”
Rekana’s new collection features nineteen pieces, each crafted uniquely to tell its own story while retaining a cohesiveness as part of a collection making use of eco-friendly hand-woven and hand-dyed fabrics made with low impact materials, in line with Rekana’s ethical and sustainability values.
Founded in March 2018 by Sharon Ojong, Rekana has continued to make a case for sustainability with each new collection. The label’s design has been seen on some of Africa’s biggest celebrities including writer Chimamanda Adichie, BBNaija Star Nengi, talented musicians Omawunmi and Simi, superstar actress Idia Aisien, and the ever stunning WAJE.
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