Sama Tanya is best known for making a sexy appearance in singer Daphne‘s hit song/video ‘Calee’ in 2017 but this dark skin model has gone on to create his own path in the fashion and media industries.
Today, Sama Tanya is more focused on building his personal style and using his platform to encourage Cameroonians to consume local designers.
The model just released a new set of pictures on his social media where he is seen rocking gorgeously made African print pieces by Cameroonian designer, Imperial Wardrobe… Looks which could be considered a complete switch from his regular corporate style – crisp white shirts, well-tailored suits and good men shoes.
“I’m an African man who holds the African culture/heritage in high esteem. I am out to promote our culture but not leaving out the Queen’s culture absolutely,” he tells us.
Sama is slowly moving from his famous white shirts on Ankara pants, and suits to tunics and Agbadas and explains why both African and Western styles are worth exploring.
“I always say style is subjective. The funny thing is that you are in a borrowed culture while struggling to maintain your own culture and identity. But there came a time when I felt the need to reconnect to my roots. I’ve discovered how beautiful our culture really is and how the West is gradually adopting certain aspects of it.
In a nutshell, there is a misconception about being formal. Many people would think being in suits makes one formal whereas they don’t get that being in African outfits could make you appear formal and decent as well. There’s absolutely nothing wrong in wearing an African look to work or to business meetings,” Sama explains.
The handsome model is now urging Cameroonians to do themselves a favor by at least, adding one African attire into their closets. He further insists that Cameroonians should learn to consume local designs because “we now have designers worth spending on”.
“I would recommend us to consume our home made products because we have to promote our own, our culture and talents. If we consume our home made goods, we tend to encourage our baby fashion industry and our own fashion brands.”
Dcoders, do you agree with Sama Tanya?
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