KIBERA GHOST RIDER

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, life changed and there was little time to adjust to a new normal. Food was scarce and movement was limited due to the government imposed measurements to control the outbreak. Lucky enough in KIBERA, residents seemed to enjoy stunt ride entertainment from a half masked stylish individual whose identity has been unknown for awhile. The lead of ' KIBERA GHOST RIDER ’ a subculture popularly known by the youths, finally got to reveal his face and fashion style that compliments his cool upcycled futuristic motorbike dubbed KINYAMBI. He was spotted making rounds on his motorbike transporting food to families and offering quick transportation services to the people who were out before 7:00 PM which was the set curfew time. His availability and ability to be everywhere came in handy to his people. Meet BAQTERIA.

 

PROP  AND COSTUME  APPROACH

DESCRIPTION :

The costume designer / stylist choice of direction with the costume is harnessed from his background and upbringing in Kawangware, were wires, discarded electronics, motherboards and scrap metal were a common from the streets and garbage deposit points and he collect such items for his creative process.
Kevo Abbra’s niche of creating and curating costumes is from upcycling and recycling of discarded items and sourcing colorful fabrics. 
These are some of the aesthetics that are evident through characters, props and costumes in his past project MACICIO,GIKOSH and Kawangware Defence Force (K.D.F).

KIBERA GHOST RIDER, a living character echoed through designed costumes and props.
- View more of this series via this link https://kevoabbra.design/kibera-ghost-rider/

KINYAMBI’in this case, serves as a street symbol for unity, designed in Kawangware with upcycled materials from Dandora, Kariobangi,Mathare and assembled in Kibera.

SPECS:
2 cylinders conventionally aspirated super bike with a 135 bhp. 
A turbo lag unit beside the seat that gives quick acceleration ,
Capable of a sub -10 sec quarter -mile ( 0.40 km )

- View KINYAMBI, Kibera Ghost Rider upcycled superbike via this link https://kevoabbra.design/category/personal-projects/

Kibera Ghost Rider / Dennizzo Baqteria
Concept + Creative Direction / Kevo Abbra 
Costume designer + Fashion styling + Prop / Kevo Abbra
Executive Production / Kevo Abbra 
Commissioned Photography + Retouching / Tintseh
Location / Kibera Slum,Kenya
KIBERA GHOST RIDER
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KIBERA GHOST RIDER

Kibera Ghost Rider a living character echoed through designed costumes and props.
399
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Published: