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AU arts Festival to celebrate Ellen Sirleaf next year

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GHANAIAN RAP doctor Okyeame Kwame who with his organization OK Communications and Malaika Media and in partnership with the Kufour Foundation who launched the AU Arts Festival to celebrate and raise funds for the Kufour foundation to complete the leadership Center in Lgon has said the host country for next year AU art festival is Liberia.

According to him the event will celebrate and create awareness for the support of the art industry by major stakeholders and also to encourage patrons in the art scenes.

In an interview, Okyeame Kwame revealed that the event is going to be an annual programme that will celebrate ex-presidents of various AU countries, he said “We were supposed to launched it on AU day but due to the death of Appiah- Menka we rescheduled it to June 1-3 to celebrate the life of ex-president Kuffour, our arts and also to raise funds for the Kufour Foundation. We will host the next event in Liberia to celebrate the ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her leadership and support to the art industry in her country.”

The former President of the republic of Ghana whose government started from 2000-2008, his Excellency John Agyekum Kuffuor was celebrated and enstooled the ‘King of Creative Arts’ which is translated in Twi as ‘Agoro Hene, due to his immense support to Ghana and arts.

He was presented with the stool, which signifies the soul of the art; a colorful Kente cloth, which represents the beauty of the art and an ‘akofena’ (sword) which he used to swear that he would be the father of creative arts and the industry can always call on him when the need arises, at  the launch of  AU Arts Festival   stated that he is proud to be a Ghanaian and an African who appreciate his identity, he said “Culture is dynamic and must be guided with knowledge. Also self-confidence is the only key to creativity.”

The programme which was chaired by the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts (MTCCA), was graced by dignitaries such as the Second Lady of Ghana, Samira Bawumia, and the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Wusu.

Also the Chief Executive Officer of Digital Plex Limited, Mr. Bhagwan Asnani, members of the diplomatic community, and a host of celebrities, including Yvonne Nelson, Akumaa Mama Zimbi, Princess Shyngle, Ekow Smith-Asante, Prince David Osei, Root I, Rhymesonny, Ruth Quarshie (Miss Universe Ghana), among others.

The festival was planned by 40 young and talented artist selected from across the country, to paint milestones of former President Kufuor’s achievements. On display at the venue from the morning were paintings, collages, wood carvings, poetry, palm-wine music, traditional music, choral music, pop music and many more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I’m giving the music industry a glimpse of hope – Sena Huks

VERSATILE GHANAIAN artiste Sena Huks, who recently released his album ‘When is day’, has said that the Ghanaian music industry’s growth is choked with some varying factors and his presence will give hope to the industry.

According to Sena, who has over the years served music lovers with some great love tunes; RnB, Hi-life, Hip-Life, Hip-Hop, Afro-RnB, Dancehall and Pop among others, said, “Ghana’s music scene may look like one which is at its choked point with varying factors acting as a brake to the growth of the industry, but with a young talent such as Sena Huks, who is applying new skills to the old trade, we see a glimpse of hope.”

Sena’s first debut (14-track) mixtape, ‘Let It Go’, was released in 2014 and had three (3) singles; ‘Wonkoaa’, ‘Looongtin’ and ‘Go down’, which enjoyed massive air play on various electronic media platforms in Ghana.

The year 2016 saw the returning Sena Huks release ‘Marry Me’, which was followed with ‘Hold on a minute’ on the, ‘Nuff love riddim’, and then released two other singles in 2017 – ‘No More’ and ‘Send me your love’.

He plunged right back into the music space in 2018 with ‘I no dey get you’, which featured BBnZ star, Shaker, and later in that same year released ‘God do am’, which seeks to thank his Maker and has gained some attention since its release.

HE told us, lovers of his art were demanding more music from the prodigy as his music was gaining rapid acceptance.

“It’s about time the world gets a full body of work from me, so they can judge for themselves the talent they have been sleeping on – the Sena Huks you see today. It’s also an avenue to finally lay to rest the doubt about the musical genius which I’m. Get ready for an album instead. Music lovers should anticipate a new video in the coming weeks”

Sena promised his fans that the year 2019 is surely his year of outburst as the days of Sena Huks-less music chats will be a thing of the past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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