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Thank you Mum

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Thank you Mum

Season: S2/2019

Designers: Maryse Koutouan & Patience Okito

This season, we were inspired by the influence that mothers have on their children. How children grow from that influence, and how it builds their character. To celebrate this bond, we invited families from 5 different countries — Togo, Benin, DRC, Ghana and Ivory Coast — to share the lessons they’ve learned, and express the emotional bonds that build who we are.

Thank you Mum

This season, we were inspired by the influence that mothers have on their children. How children grow from that influence, and how it builds their character. To celebrate this bond, we invited families from 5 different countries — Togo, Benin, DRC, Ghana and Ivory Coast — to share the lessons they’ve learned, and express the emotional bonds that build who we are.

Family Visual Benin

Fierce and
nurturing

BENIN

THROUGH SIMPLE DRIVING LESSONS, MARCELLE TEACHES HER DAUGHTER MURIELLE TO PREPARE FOR OBSTACLES AND DEVELOP HER OWN VISION.

Fierce and
nurturing

BENIN

THROUGH SIMPLE DRIVING LESSONS, MARCELLE TEACHES HER DAUGHTER MURIELLE TO PREPARE FOR OBSTACLES AND DEVELOP HER OWN VISION.

Family Visual Congo 1

Commited
to my values

TOGO

AFTER BEING ENCOURAGED BY HER MOTHER TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC, MIKAFUI GOES ON TO FIND NOT ONLY HER VOICE BUT ALSO HERSELF.

Commited
to my values

TOGO

AFTER BEING ENCOURAGED BY HER MOTHER TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC, MIKAFUI GOES ON TO FIND NOT ONLY HER VOICE BUT ALSO HERSELF.

Family Visual Rci 1

Lessons
of strength

RCI

OUT OF LIFE’S DIFFICULTIES, HER MOTHER AFFOUE CREATED BEAUTIFUL LESSONS: “TO NEVER GIVE UP” IS ONE THAT DIANE IS GRATEFUL TO HAVE LEARNED.

Lessons
of strength

OUT OF LIFE’S DIFFICULTIES, HER MOTHER AFFOUE CREATED BEAUTIFUL LESSONS: “TO NEVER GIVE UP” IS ONE THAT DIANE IS GRATEFUL TO HAVE LEARNED.

RCI

Family Visual 1

A proud
mother

GHANA

WINIFRED KEPT HER EYES ON HER DAUGHTER; LATER IN LIFE, SHE WATCHES ADJOA SEIZE HER INDEPENDENCE AND BECOME A WOMAN.

A proud
mother

GHANA

WINIFRED KEPT HER EYES ON HER DAUGHTER; LATER IN LIFE, SHE WATCHES ADJOA SEIZE HER INDEPENDENCE AND BECOME A WOMAN.

Family Visual Congo

RUPHINE NOT ONLY GAVE HER DAUGHTER NOÉMI THE BEST EDUCATION POSSIBLE, SHE TAUGHT HER TO SEE THE STRENGTH IN EXPRESSING EMOTIONS AND FOLLOWING HER HEART.

A strong
woman

CONGO

RUPHINE NOT ONLY GAVE HER DAUGHTER NOÉMI THE BEST EDUCATION POSSIBLE, SHE TAUGHT HER TO SEE THE STRENGTH IN EXPRESSING EMOTIONS AND FOLLOWING HER HEART.

A strong
woman

DRC

CREDITS ACCRA SHOOT

 

Director / Photographer: Robin de Puy @ Unit CMA | DOP: Maarten van Rossem | Editor: Mr Roza | Sound recordist: Jaap Sijben | Sound design: Joost Oskamp | Colour grading: Maarten van Rossem

 

GHANA
Winifred, Adjoa and Kobena Ampofo | Garments by Rysen by Maryse Koutouan and Kofi Gyedu

 

DRC
Ruphine Palambwa, Noemi Matwani | Garments by Patience Okito

 

BENIN
Marcelle Gounongbe, Murielle Gogan | Garments by Pepita D Djoffon

 

IVORY COAST
Affoue Kouame, Yaodot Estelle Diane, Edith Flora Ndri | Garments by Ibrahim Fernandez

 

TOGO
Salome Gbedemah, Mikafui, child Djessoa Elinam Lifiba Kelya | Garments by Aristide creation and Lanina

 

Make-up: Woena make-up artistry
Hair: Kush by Taylar
Assistant photography: Daniel Attoh @ Accra Studio’s
‘Behind the scenes’ videographer & edit: Daniel Attoh @ Accra Studio’s

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