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AU Arts Festival Planning Committee Celebrates African Leaders

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Today marks Africa Day – a day set aside by the African Union to commemorate the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and its successor, the African Union.

Africa Day also celebrates African Unity and what true African renaissance stands for.

The Planning Committee of the AU Arts Festival would like to salute all Africans and African Leaders on the occasion of AU Day. This year’s Africa Day is being celebrated under the theme: *”Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation”*.

As we celebrate African Unity today, we have to remember the sacrifices of our forebears and work together to find solutions to the myriad of problems confronting our continent. The vision of our forefathers was ensuring that the continent will grow to have one strong voice, politically, economically and socially but these have eluded us because of bad governance and corruption. As we are all aware, the bane of Africa’s development is corruption. As we commemorate the sacrifices of our forebears, let us be mindful of the threat of corruption to our development. We can only achieve economic freedom and improve the livelihood of our people if resources earmarked for projects are put to its use without any diversion.

We want to also commend bodies such as the ECOWAS, and the United Nations for the roles they have played in working to stall conflicts which have improved the stability rate in Africa. We say ayekoo!!.

We also want to remind us all the need to be united as one people. True African unity and sovereignty can only be gained through a united front where we allow economies of scale and free movement of people, goods and services to empower us economically and politically. These would help us to stand up to the dictates of the West and other economic powers that always wish to pursue their own interests in their interventions on the continent.

Beginning from this year, the AU Arts Foundation will use creative arts to empower our youth for accelerated development. We believe that arts and culture are appropriate mechanisms to integrate our youth in all facets of our national development.

Finally, we will like to invite all and sundry to the First AU Arts Festival which comes off from Friday June 1, to Sunday June 3, 2018 at the Golden Tulip Hotel under the theme, Leadership; Africa through arts, celebrating President John Agyekum Kufour, 2nd President of the 4th Republic. Organized by Malaika Media Network, OK Communications and the John Agyekum Kufuor Foundation, the event would be used to raise funds in support of Kufour Center for Leadership and Governance.

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JULYFEST

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Julyfest is an annual festival that celebrates the diverse and ever-evolving
culture of food and music in Ghana, whilst promoting youth entrepreneurship in the
music and culinary fields. This year’s julyfest will play host to artists such as as the
fast rising hometown heroes Kwesi Arthur and B4Bonah, Afro-centric rappers like
Manifest, Wanlov The Kubolor and AYAT, The eccentric off-the wall lyricist and
personality Medikal and last but certainly not least the eclectic and colorful R&B
songstress Amaarae, the only female battling in an all male arena. Aiming to cater to
Accra’s self proclaimed foodies and barbecue buffs, the festival will offer a
mouthwatering line-up of talented cocktail experts and specialty chefs that will be serving
everything from fifty bold flavors of crepes to slow roasted barbecues as well as honey
glazed and lemon pepper drizzled everything.

Julyfest will take place on July 1st, 2018 at Crystal Park in East Legon. The
Hawaiian themed day long bash will include activities such as fun photo-booths, face
painting for children and adults, many other interactive games and non-stop music from
some of Ghana’s finest DJs.

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Ghana’s FNM Urban Street Wear Makes A Historic Debut In Pop Up Sales History

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Fear No Man Clothing, one of the Continent’s most recognized fashion brands on Saturday the 2nd of June made a huge statement when a record Crowd turned up for their independently organized pop-up sales event.

The Event dubbed the FNM Xperience was meticulously curated and interlaced with Music, Arts, Food and Drinks and a graceful crowd of fearless Young and old people accross different walks of life.

Post-event, CEO of FNM remarked on his Instagram, chronicling his story and the huge achievement he had marked in the first of many pop-ups to come.

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures and our blessings. I felt more alive than ever before, to see the Story of our struggles being embraced as a culture”.

The event saw some of the nation’s mainstream acts and DJs including Medikal, Kidi, EL, Kelvyn Boy, DJ breezy, DJ Justice, Dj MYNOR, Benny Blanco, Py , Renner , JOEL ORLEANS , Dj Mic Smith , Director Yaw Skyface , Dj Breezy , Bronilive , DJ Vyrusky etc.

This year’s event was in partnership with Base Camp Initiative, Jack Daniels Ghana and Fantinel Winery.

“For a brand with a clear vision to progress, there are endless possibilities we seek to venture into as well as collaborations.”
the young CEO remarked.

“In the Following months we will be releasing details of some of the projects we re working on, we re doing some amazing Projects with DJ Breezy and Medikal and we cant wait to outdoor them” he concluded.

 

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Photography Is A Way Of Feeling, Meet Robert Abban Of Rob Photography.

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“Photography is a way of feeling, touching and loving what you have caught on film which is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind.

In Ghana, photography use to be reserved for a certain age group as they are affectionately referred to as, “Photo” which made a lot of young men shy away from the profession but today the story is different as young men are doing exploits with a hold of a camera and a laptop as they equally make a good living out of that.

It’s interesting how the public have lately waded in with mad love for pictures from birthday photo shoots, during pregnancy and after birth shoots to pre and post wedding photoshoots among others.

Abban Nana and Juliet Ibrahim

Known in real life as Robert Abban, the young CEO of Rob Photography is known for his professionalism on the job and capturing those priceless moments engulfed in emotions on camera at any sought of event, be it; Birthdays, Awards, outdoor and indoor events, conference, church events among others.

His touch of gold finishing to his work has led him to work with celebrities like; Shatta Wale, Osei Kwame Despite, Abeiku Santana, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, George Britton, Keche, Anita of Fashion Gh, D Cryme, Chemphe among others.

He is currently the editor for 30minitz live, you can follow him on Instagram via the handle, @rob_photographgh and on Facebook rob photograph.

“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.” – Destin Sparks a renowned photographer once said. To capture those wonderful moments you can’t put in words into photography, book Rob today, he is just a call away on 0266729637 and send him a mail at [email protected]
Click on link below to checkout his works…
https://www.facebook.com/robmultimedia/

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Ghanaian Models Covers News Issue Of DEBONAIR AFRIK MAGAZINE

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EDITORS’S NOTE
A lot happens in a year, just like fashion trends. They just come and go. My favorite black shoe is only normal to people who have the right attitude to fit in. In recent years, fashion has become an empowering tool in the society from top brands to the end user. But one cannot talk about the boost in the fashion industry in West Africa without us “Models, mannequin”. Modelling in Africa has evolved over these years in structure and presentation.

THE MODEL ISSUE

I’m excited to announce the model issue special edition. We thought it was just the ideal time to bring to light some of the ground breaking stories in the modeling industry in West Africa Featuring Aisha Napari and Jason Akoto as Cover Stars for the Issue. Looking ahead, there is plenty to be excited for. Yes! Models are celebrities and deserve some celebration for their conscious effort for bringing new trends into existence on the runway and in the spreads.

This issue is dedicated to all hardworking and successful models striving in the toughest industry and to the team that works immensely putting this issue together. Thank you for being loyal to us. Enjoy your read.

DEBONAIR AFRIK MAGAZINE COVER

DEBONAIR AFRIK MAGAZINE COVER

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