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Ghanaian Clothing Takes on the NFL

If you could choose the best-dressed player in the NFL, who would it be? Quarterback Joe Burrow always dresses to impress. There’s also Center Jason Kelce, who simply shows up in flip-flops and sweats.

Every week, we see some pretty cool gameday fits of players walking through the tunnels or arriving at the stadium. We’re used to seeing bold jackets, players dripped out head to toe in designer, or iced out in bling.

If you’re a fashionista and pay close attention to Instagram, this man might be the best-dressed football player with his Ghanaian drip. If you’re ever watching a Browns game and the cameras happen to catch the players walking through the tunnels, you’ll know exactly who I’m talking about. 

Cleveland Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah takes game-day outfits to another level. The NFL player wears traditional African clothing to his football games. 

In an interview with I Never Knew TV, he said, “It stems from the power to define… what I wanted to be perceived as. I want to be in control of how people perceive me.”

Owusu-Koramoah grew up in Hampton, Virginia, but is of Ghanaian descent. With a crime rate of 32 percent, Hampton has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime is 1 in 31.

“I wanted people to see that I wasn’t a brother from Newport who was bad news, Virginia Hampton wearing the baggy swag. But I wanted them to understand that I am an African-centered brother who does honor the traditions of my father, my forefathers.”

The linebacker has a “Coming Soon” clothing line with pieces with all African garms. 

In each game, he wears a different style representing his Ghanaian culture, and in the interview, he said, “You’ll see me rocking a lot of soup game but a little African taste to it, crowns and all that,” and we did.

His clothing is unique and while he does stand out from other athletes’ clothing, you can’t deny how fire his drip is.

Edited by Ashly Roman 

Social Media Content by Reagan Hackett

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