TJ Sawyerr Reconnects With His Ghanian Roots In Converse's "Let The Star Shine" Campaign

Enlisting a West African cast to celebrate his vibrant community.

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TJ Sawyerr is one of the strongest talents in the UK’s creative landscape. The writer, model, and Arsenal Creative Director is more than meets the eye, navigating his way to international success. Sawyerr is reuniting with Converse to lead its “Let The Star Shine” campaign — a successor to his work in the brand’s 2021 All-Star program.

Converse’s “Let The Star Shine” campaign captures Sawyerr in Ghana’s capital city, honoring his birthplace, West African roots, and the local community. The black-and-white photography enlists an all-Ghanian cast, shot outdoors in their cultural homeground. Whether playing foosball on the streets, kicking back in the city center, or enjoying family time, they rock laidback uniforms, ’70s-style suiting, and classic Converse lace-up sneakers. Some women carry Chuck 70s in head baskets, while others sit beneath pairs clung like drying laundry.

Take a closer look at TJ Sawyerr’s Converse “Let The Star Shine” campaign in the gallery above.

In other news, JW Anderson’s On Foot exhibition celebrates heroic London life.

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