re:publica, Europe’s largest conference on digital and social topics, is set to be hosted in Accra, Ghana and for the first time in Africa.
The event which is set to host politicians, entrepreneurs, bloggers, scientists and activists will be held at the “Round Pavilion at the Trade Fair” in Accra on 14 & 15 December 2018 under the theme: NEXT LEVEL.
Notable among speakers to participate at the 2 days event are Prof Nii Quaynor, Farida Bemba Nabourema, Yemisi Adegoke, Wanlov The Kubolor, Kwame A.A Opoku, Jemila Abdulai, Kwame Acheampong, Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Steve Song, Douglas Ian Scott, Jorge Appiah and others
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) who is the main partner of the first re:publica on the African continent will also present inspiring sessions which will be used to discuss how digital technologies with innovative solutions can contribute to mastering global challenges.
One of the keynote speakers for the event, Nanjala Nyabola, an author will be speaking about the limits of technology in her talk “What Technology Can’t Fix”. Mozilla Foundation Executive Director Mark Surman will be in dialogue with other high-profile participants on a panel about internet access. The architect and anthropologist Sénamé Koffi Ag – bodjinou, initiator of the platform “L’Africaine d’architecture” and founder of WoeLab, is speaking at the re:publica Accra about “Future Cities”.
A multifaceted evening programme will also be held to connect artistic perspectives with digital topics and across continents. Presentations will include the internationally renowned artist Kudzanai Chiu-rai from Zimbabwe and a screening of We Live in Silence with a live soundtrack by the award-winning musician M.anifest, who’s been described by The Guardian (UK) amongst others as “the foremost rapper on the continent”.
Andreas Gebhard, co-founder and CEO of re:publica GmbH, says, “The re:publica is an event for digital society. It’s global and thus international! But I say that without wishing to ignore regional differences. How can we work together to shape and design the digital society when regional differences create very different frame-work conditions for it? Whether in Berlin, Los Angeles or Accra, re:publica creates space for dialogue and ex-change between equals. I’m very pleased that we can now create these spaces on three continents.”
Tickets for the re:publica Accra are available for less than 6.50 US-Dollars/33 Ghana Cedi for both days of the conference with our partner eGotickets.
Key partners for republica in Accra include: Impact Hub Accra, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, MESTI, GOETHE Institute, DW TV, Mozilla Foundation, Avance Media, Tech Nova, Citi TV.
3RD Annual Nightlife Awards To Be Launched Today.
The third edition of the prestigious NIGHTLIFE AWARDS is set to be launched tonight at an exclusive media and nightlife industry soiree to be
held at the plush Carbon Nightclub.
The Nightlife Awards [TNA], originally dubbed the Jack Daniels Nightlife Awards is the official awards scheme that rewards excellence in the burgeoning nightlife industry in the country; and after a two successful edition; expectations are unsurprisingly high for this year’s edition.
Last year’s awards honored the likes of Bola Ray, DBlack, DJ Vyrusky, Live Fm, TWIST Nightclub and a host of others with awards spanning 15 public voting and non-voting categories.
This year’s is already gearing up to be bigger and more impactful with a broader scope and the addition of new categories covering every sphere of the Nightlife business in Ghana.
The launch event is an exclusive affair with entry based on Invitation only.
The NIGHTLIFE AWARDS is powered by marketing agency, THE BLACKTRACE GROUP.
Matthew Mensah To Speak At 2019 Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Summit.
Multiple award-winning Ghanaian philanthropist, PR Strategist and business man, Matthew Mensah has been invited as a speaker for the 3rd edition of the Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Summit which will be hosted in Johannesburg.
As the founder of Health PR, Ambassador of Tourism Ghana and GQ’S Best dressed Man in Africa, Matthew will join other speakers from across Africa for the pan-African annual conference for youth leaders from across the continent which will be hosted from 23 – 24 May 2019.
The Summit, hosted under the theme ‘Reclaim Africa’ – is described by organisers as a call to action for young people to work towards an Africa they desire to be a part of. The three day gathering will encourage youth participation in governance, social change and the economy through topics that impart knowledge, engage thought and inspire action. Delegates of the Summit range from young leaders from diverse backgrounds such as media, politics, academia and business – with the aim of driving inter-country relations and collaborations.
“Since its inception two years ago the Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth summit has hosted over 200 young leaders representing 18 African countries. This has created a web of collaborations and partnerships across various sectors, movements and communities. As a platform the summit presents an opportunity for young people to connect, learn and create in concert around pertinent areas of leadership, development and how we can right the future of the kind of Africa we want to exist in.” says Founder Paul Modjadji.
The organisers announced in March that this year’s Summit would be the last one to be hosted in South Africa. This would mean that the next Summit, to be hosted in 2020, would be hosted in another African country. The Summit, which not only brings young people together, also celebrates Africa day and month – by engaging in conversations which are led by and serve young people.
The Breaking Down Borders Africa Initiative is a multi-platform initiative that includes education, empowerment drives as well as the conference. Founded by The Leaders Who Dare To Dream Foundation and led by a collective of youth social entrepreneurs, the initiative undertakes efforts to connect African youth through dialogue and conferencing, workshops and arts programmes. Through various partnerships with global NGO’s, government and the private sector, the Conference has driven robust conversation, given a platform for youth thought leadership and the building of networks among African youth in social and commercial entrepreneurship.
Source: Avance Media
Ghana Party In The Park 2019.
The biggest annual Ghanian event in the UK- Ghana Party In The Park celebration is fast approaching. The Ghana Party in the Park festival aims at bringing authentic African, particularly Ghanaian people and products to one venue. Music , Food, Arts and overall Ghanaian culture is brought to the fore during the festival.
Over the years TGPIP has been celebrated with various talents across the African continent and this year the festival goes a notch higher to make this African connect even better.
Phase one line up for this year’s event includes
Dancehall king and Shatta Movement boss Shatta Wale and his Militants, “omo ada” hitmaker and AMG golden Boy Medikal, Shuga man Kidi and smooth crooner King promise ( oh wow what a combination!) the list goes on to include Nigerian hitmaker Teni the entertainer from Nigeria, Dj Mensah and Dj Vyrusky from Ghana.
Anticipate for the phase 2 line up. Patrons can get tickets online or get more information by visiting the website www.GPITP.com and by calling or texting 07733791988/07852556820/07404753364.
Date is Saturday 13th July 2019 at the Trent Park, Cockfosters road, London EN4 OJY.
The Ghana party in the Park is organized by The Akwaaba UK group.
AfroNation Announces Laboma Beach For Maiden Festival On December 27th
AfroNation is tipped to be the biggest urban music festival to ever happen in Ghana.
With a very structured and serious-minded team, the festival seeks to give patrons an unforgettable même come December 27th.
Laboma Beach has been announced as the official location for Afro Nation 2019 in Ghana. Laboma Beach is a very long stretch clean beach which holds audience capacity of about 40,000 and a perfect destination for revelers during the Xmas season.
The 4-day festival opens on December 27th to December 30th. As this year is the “Year Of Return”, it only makes a lot of sense that you get along with your family, friends and colleagues for this scintillating experience.
AfroNation is an all-inclusive music and arts festival meant to celebrate and eulogize African culture across various continents, not just Africa. Ghana has been chosen for the maiden edition during the Yuletide.
Afro Nation Portugal is already sold out ahead of the summer with dozens of the finest musicians listed, including Ghana’s Stonebwoy.
About 15,000 patrons are expected for this festival in Ghana but some entertainment pundits anticipate the numbers are very likely to shoot up. The 4-day festival is will celebrate different music genres amongst which are Afrobeats, Hiphop, UK Rap, Reggae and Dancehall on the serene coastline of Accra, Ghana.
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