Ghanaian international soul, pop and jazz singer Stephanie Benson, stepped out in style at this year’s Glitz Style Awards in a beautiful green kaba and slit which is uncharacteristic of the singer who courts controversy with her fashion at events.
The traditional outfit comprises a long wrap skirt called the slit, and a matching blouse called the kaba. This customary garment is very symbolic as it is strongly associated with Ghanaian ladies, especially grandmothers.
In its flamboyant modesty, the kaba and slit is meant to fully garb a woman’s frame, but modern women design it in racy fashion, revealing some flesh and make it appear sexier than it is.
Known for her high sense of fashion, Stephanie Benson had her kaba just covering her bra line with her stomach fully exposed.
Her see-through slit was also designed to expose some more flesh – from her thighs down to her legs, but covered the vital areas of her lower body which was good enough not to cause tongue wagging or court controversy.
Stephanie Benson’s kaba and slit was a departure from the see-through dress she wore at the Ghana Music Honours in March this year which got a section of Ghanaians talking on social media.
The Glitz Style Awards 2017, was held on Saturday, August 19 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.
The award is meant to recognise members of the fashion industry and individuals with a high sense of fashion and style in their daily lives.
Among the people recognised were the Second Lady Samira Bawumia and Bola Ray, a radio/TV personality amongst others.
Below is the full list of winners at the Glitz Style Awards:
Style Icon — Samira Bawumia
Red Carpet Designer of the Year — Sima Brew
Model of the Year — Roselyn Ashkar
Glitz Africa Magazine Stylish Celebrity – Joselyn Dumas
Style Influencer of the Year (Africa) — Toke Makinwa
Most Stylish Business Executive of the Year — Bola Ray
Outstanding Contributor to Fashion/Outstanding Achievement — Radford University College
Most Stylish Movie Star of the Year — Zynnel Zuh
African Designer of the Year — Mai Atafo
Fashion Photographer of the Year — Nii Djarbeng
Most Stylish Artiste of the Year — Okyeame Kwame
Emerging Designer of the Year — Quofi Akotuah.
Fashion Blog of the Year (Africa) — Bella Naija
Best Dressed Celebrity on Red Carpet — Nana Akua Addo
Most Stylish Media Personality of the Year — Berla Mundi
Makeup Artist of the Year — Valerie Lawson