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Afro Nation Returns to Ghana in December!

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Following the huge success of Afro Nation Portugal this July, the world’s biggest Afrobeats festival announces the follow-up to 2019’s African debut in Ghana.

Founded to unite the diaspora in a celebration of Black joy, Afro Nation Ghana comes home to a site of cultural significance. Taking place at Marine Drive, Black Star Square, the West African capital will host the biggest names and future stars whilst thousands rediscover their historic connection with Accra and the African continent as a whole.

Expanding massively since the Portugal debut in 2019, the festival’s giant new mainstage will now be transported to Ghana. A stage of this quality doesn’t exist anywhere else in West Africa and serves as a vital building block for the live industry on the continent. Afro Nation’s aim has always been to elevate the scene and artists from or inspired by the modern sounds of Africa, and establishing this stage in Ghana and bringing the exact same high production value from Portugal to West Africa, is just one step towards a bright new future of live events in the region. As with Afro Nation Portugal and Afro Nation Puerto Rico, Afro Nation Ghana will work alongside and train local teams to produce the show, and bring business to as many local vendors as possible, bringing a positive impact to Ghana’s cultural and tourism economy.Afro Nation made a sensational return to the Algarve coast in Europe at the start of July, a moment that had been a long time in the making and saw the biggest global breakout superstars like WizKid perform. During his performance, he declared his love fellow 2022 headliners Burna Boy and Davido. Drawing crowds of over 35,000 fans from 134 different countries on the beach over three days of dancing in the sun and celebrating the unifying power of Afrobeats, the festival now looks to bring this movement home to Ghana.

The festival site is located next to the spot where Ghana’s Independence was declared by the First President and BBC Africa’s Man of the Century Kwame Nkrumah, next to the famous Osu Castle. Accra has blossomed as a cultural and musical hub and during the turn of the new year welcomes thousands from the global diaspora who travel home to party and be together with friends and family. Afro Nation Ghana looks to foster even stronger ties with the continent around the world, re-connecting, educating, and creating, whilst putting on a festival never seen before on this scale.

Speaking about the landmark event this year and the Afro Nation stage, the festival organizers said:

“We started Afro Nation to give a global platform to the artists that we love. After just 4 shows we have seen over 150 live performances in front of over 100,000 people across 3 different continents, Africa, Europe and America.

Afrobeats is a special genre, not only does it unite the diaspora but it connects nations in a truly unique way. Our commitment to Afrobeats exists beyond Afro Nation festival, in 2020 we launched the world’s first official Afrobeats Chart with the Official Charts Company in the United Kingdom, followed by the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart earlier this year in the United States.

To round off what has been an incredible year, in collaboration with the Ghanaian Government and our festival partners in Ghana, Benjamin Ntim & Kojo Annan of Event Blackstar Limited, we have purchased the main stage used at Afro Nation Portugal 2022 and it is currently being shipped to Accra for Afro Nation Ghana 2022. We have initiated a training programme, where a full stage crew will travel from Europe to Ghana with us and train a local crew on how to build and run the stage. By 2025, this world class festival stage will be fully operated by the West African team, without any assistance from the UK.

We will continue to support our culture and look forward to seeing many global artists perform on this stage in the near future across the continent. Thank you for your support”

By the culture, for the culture, Afro Nation and Afrobeats are always on the rise. Afro Nation Ghana takes place on 29th & 30th December 2022 at Marine Drive, Black Star Square, Accra. Line up announcement coming soon!

Source: Studio 47

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Avance Media Launches Writing & SEO Workshop for Bloggers

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Leading African PR & rating Firm & organisers of the annual Ghana Bloggers Summit, Avance Media has announced a writing workshop for bloggers.

The workshop which is slated for 18th August 2022 will be held in Accra to provide hands-on training to bloggers who wish to improve their writing skills

Registration can be done via: avancemedia.org/register or through WhatsApp +233507228272 as the workshop will also cover important topics in SEO and Content Marketing for blogs.

The workshop will be facilitated by seasoned journalists, bloggers and SEO experts who will take turns to teach practical lessons aimed at helping improve the writing standards on Ghanaian blogs.

The workshop is being hosted ahead of the annual 2022 Ghana Bloggers Summit which will come off on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 at the AMA Conference Hall in Accra.

Avance Media is also expected to announce the 2022 list of Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers, an annual ranking that award and highlights the works of bloggers in Ghana. More information about the list is on avancemedia.org/bloglist

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Maiden Edition Of Ghana CultureFest, Belgium Launched in Ghana

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Ghana CultureFest, Belgium has officially been launched in Accra, Ghana.

The Gold Coast Restaurant & Cocktail Bar hosted great dignitaries such as Mr. Kwaku Boamah Acheampong – President Of Ghana Council, Belgium, Bessa Simons – Acting President Of Musiga, Madam Janet Nyame Edna, Executive Director of National Commission on Culture, and Akpinifia Okpekpewuokpe Dagadu IX, Paramount Chief of the Akpini Traditional Area.

Speaking at the launch event, Founders Kwaku Agyekum Sikahene and Ama Wusuwaah expressed gratitude to all present dignitaries and media while also revealing that they are looking forward to meeting everyone, if not everyone, at the main event for the Ghana Culture Fest in Belgium.

Mr Kwaku Boamah Acheampong stated that the event is primarily intended to promote Ghanaian culture not only in Belgium but throughout Europe, as well as to promote Ghanaian music. They will also be constructing workshops where their children will have the opportunity to learn about Ghanaian culture such as Chieftancy affairs, naming ceremonies, how marriage takes place (known here as paying of bride price), puberty rites, and food.

The acting President of Musiga spoke out in support of the event, saying, “As Musiga, we are excited to be a part of this program because we know it will showcase Ghana’s rich music and culture.”

He also congratulated the organizers and the Ghana Council on this brilliant initiative, stating that such an event serves as a mandate to let the world know what Ghana has to offer.

Madam Janet Nyame Edna also spoke up, revealing that the main goal of this initiative is to promote Ghana to the rest of the world.

The event will officially happen in Belgium on October 1st, 2022.

About Ghana CultureFest.

This annual event aims at promoting the culture of Ghana by educating and informing the now and upcoming generations living in Europe especially Belgium about our Ghanaian norms, customs and traditions which are evidently adrift in today’s modern society.

This initiative is proudly powered by WUKU and the Ghana Council of Belgium.

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Modern Gospel Music Awards opens nominations for 2022!

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Modern Gospel Music Awards has opened entries for its second edition.

In a press release, the organisers stated that artistes, artiste managements, record labels, producers, instrumentalists, music composers and other stakeholders have until May 21st to submit their entries.

Applicants, the statement added, are to submit their works online via the event’s website (www.kampaignlive.com) or via WhatsApp +233559261024.

Modern Gospel Music Awards is one of the Classic Gospel Awards Scheme in the country now. It’s a Gospel Awards Scheme with the Aim of promoting Gospel Musicians in the Gospel Fraternity.

Modern Gospel Music Awards “Rewarding Gospel Creatives”.

Stay tuned for more informations.

Source: Ghanamusicblog.net

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