"We face neither East nor West: We face forward"
- Kwame Nkrumah -
Okaikoi (pronounced as O-ka-kway)
Kukueley is a London-based graphic artist specialising in contemporary African art inspired by the Ga language, infused within influences from the western world.
Sharing a mixed Ghanaian and Jamaican family heritage and raised in London, Kukueley’s love of African culture blossomed after multiple trips to Accra, Ghana where she became totally immersed in the vibrancy of the city.
The Ga language is the mother tongue of the Ga people who originate from the Ga-Dangme tribe all of whom reside in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
As the population of Ghana continues to grow within the African continent and Internationally, the Ga language is facing extinction as our elders pass on and the current and future generation become global citizens.
Okaikoi was birthed from a desire to create a legacy of the Ga language (written) and the expressions of the Ga Samai symbols. The company’s name Okaikoi pays homage to her Grandmother who has lovingly taught her the traditions of the Ga culture.
Kukueley ’s aim is to continue the preservation of our culture through contemporary design by providing African representation through artwork.
Okaikoi..............the colourful langage