YOUNG CEO ENTREPRENEUR, KOFI OKYERE DARKO - THE YCEO

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YOUNG CEO ENTREPRENEUR, KOFI OKYERE DARKO

YOUNG CEO ENTREPRENEUR,  Kofi Okyere Darko but you can call me Mr. Classic,” as he would always introduce himself on his inspiring TV show ‘Hanging out with KOD’. He is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Nineteen57 fashion brand in Ghana which has styled major top officials in the political, religious, entertainment and all spheres of lives.

Currently the Head of Marketing at EIB Network’s Live fm, Kofi has been the brain behind most successful Live fm events which always witnesses thousands of attendees.
KOD first worked as a production assistant for a TV show on GBC for a short period of time and later left to join the then budding and vibrant radio Gold.

He left the shores of Ghana later to England to seek greener pastures and to explore other opportunities. He initially aspired to be a model but unfortunately got hired as a security person and was only posted to fashion houses like Ted Baker, Paul smith etc. On one such duty posts, the manager at Paul Smith spotted the sharpness in his outfit and urged him to quit his job as a security guard and apply there as a sales person and seeing the huge opportunity opened to him; he quickly applied for the position and was successful.

After two (2) years of living in England, he came back to Ghana to continue working with Radio Gold. Kofi is married to the beautiful and intelligent fashionista, Ophelia Crossland and together they have two (2) amazing daughters. Speaking on the birth of the Nineteen57 brand he said “My appreciation for fashion is legendary.

My wife upon realizing how I was respected and projected as an icon in the world of fashion urged me to create and make a career out of a brand which would cater for the style conscious people who shared in my passion and today, The Nineteen57 brand stands for liberation and the freedom to be who you are and what you want to be and we have catered for top officials like the late president John Evans Atta Mills, Emmanuel Adebayo among others and I must say that I have no regrets whatsoever.”

Kofi Okyere Darko is celebrating twenty (20) years of being in the media industry and has a lot of goodies in store for all music and fashion lovers. By popular demand, KOD will be bringing back the Black is Black party on the 26th of November at club Onyx; followed by the all weekend getaway at the new Peduase Resort on the 3rd of January 2017 and on the 25th of February, 2017 he is bringing back Rhythms on the runway where there would a host of fashion designers from across the globe, displaying a rich blend of pure African Fashion.

He is grateful to Kwami Sefa Kayi, Kweku Boafo Agyeman, Shirley Frimpong Manso and Mr. Baffoe Bonney for being instrumental in shaping up his media career. It was quite a long and insightful chat and I must say that a lot was learnt.

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