It’s that time of the year when UK, Ghanaians and other African and Caribbean community come together for the very popular outdoor festival Ghana Party in the Park.
London will come alive on Saturday 13th July 2019 when international event company AkwaabaUK host the 2019 edition of Ghana Party in the Park at Trent Park in North London.
A-listed AfroBeats artists confirmed for the annual event, which attracts thousands of attendees every year.
They include Mr.Eazi, King Promise, KiDi, Lamisi, Kuami Eugene and a few more tbc will be performing at the festival.
Other attractions on the day will include, Live Music, Food Stalls, Cultural dancers, Fun Fair, Bouncy castle, Face painting, Fashion Show, carnival parade and Dance workshops.
In an interview with Dennis Tawiah, event organiser he stated
“this year, we want to focus on a festival feel as the theme with more add-ons. Ghana Party in the Park is an opportunity to showcase Ghana’s rich cultural heritage and other traditional attributes as well as creating the enabling environment for all attendees to interact, network have fun. We must also focus on the artistes who are flying the flag high across the globe to bring their shine to the event and also engage with their fans. Annually we have thousands of patrons from across the globe attending the event and we continue to deliver year after year but this edition we are going to give patrons another memorable and unforgettable experience.”
To add to the excitement on the day will be other side attractions including the durbar of chiefs to make the event an exhilarating affair in addition to the exciting performances from some of UK and Ghana’s most prevalent artists.
For more information about Ghana Party in the Park, visit our website www.gpitp.com
Charles Ofori Antipem Basks The Coveted Price As Winner Of MTN Heroes of Change Season V.
The finals of the season V of MTN heroes of change came to a glorious end at the Accra International Conference Center on Friday where 26 year old Charles Ofori Antipem, who is changing how pupils learn science walk home with the coveted prize of GH¢100, 000.
Charles and his team who operate from their Kumasi base over the years have given 22,000 pupils the opportunity to experience what they are taught by building a ‘Science Set’ and mobile laboratory for students in deprived areas.
Since inception, 550 teachers have been trained, 370 schools reached, 11 people employed, and 10 businesses directly are benefitting from this project because everything about the set is manufactured right here in Ghana with 9,000 sets sold so far.
Charles in an interview stated that Science is a practical subject and as such one appreciates it better when practiced rather than taught.
”This tool we have created have the chance to transform science education. The days of saying science can be all theory and practice can be over. We want every student in Ghana to have access to the science set. We want them to learn and build solar panels, robots, electronics and technology. Because the future is technology”. Shared by Charles.
Notwithstanding the gains made thus far, Charles and his team are faced with the ‘sluggish’ attitude of schools in accepting this new way of teaching and learning with the sets as it's a major challenge. Truth is, the Ghanaian educational system favours more theory than practice, but with the recognition and boost by MTN. We are hopeful the story will change henceforth.
Since the inception of MTN Heroes of Change in July 2013, a total of 40 people have been identified and recognized on the MTN Heroes of Change platform for committing their personal resources to improve their communities and brightening lives.
On the night, other nine nominees also won in various categories such as Education, Health and Economic empowerment are Diana Adjei, David Hagan, Louisa Enyonam Ansah, Rev Fr. Akologo Dominic Alale Azumah, Justin Yelevielbayire, Mawusi Awity, Daniel Owusu Asiamah, Frank Abeku Adams and Benjamin Akinkang.
Shatta Wale Performs Till 7am At Loud In Bukom.
Reggae/Dancehall king Shatta Wale staged a breathtaking performance at Loud In Bukom as he kept fans on their feet till almost 7:00am Sunday.
The show had started on Saturday night at the Bukom Square and featured several other artistes.
But it starred Tinny, the godfather of Shatta Wale.
After a number of performances, the multiple award-winning artiste, who recently featured in Beyonce’s Already song, took to the stage and treated fans to most of his songs.
He mounted the stage a few minutes past 3:00am and had to be persuaded to end the show to allow fans go back home.
The concert was dubbed ‘Father and Son’ or Wale and Ale to commemorate the relationship between Tinny (the father) and Shatta Wale (the son).
Shatta Wale did not miss the opportunity while on stage to praise godfather Tinny.
The concert was to celebrate Ga Mashie.
“5 Ghanaian Movies Were Submitted To Ghana Oscar 2020 Nomination. – Mr. George Bosompim
A member of the Ghana Oscar 2020 Nomination Committee, Mr. George Bosompim has disclosed that, only five movies were submitted to their tables for shortlisting, after calling on all Ghanaian filmmakers to submit their films.
Following the guidelines of the Academy, the Ghana Oscar 2020 Nomination Committee is tasked to select from open submissions one film to represent Ghana at the Oscars come Feb, 2020, Hollywood. The committee watches the submitted movies and select those that meet the requirements and pass them on to the Oscar Committee in California.
For an update after the deadline (20th June, 2019) for submission of films to the committee for consideration, Mr. Bosompim made this revelation in an interview with Presspeep.com. He stated that, only five movies reached them and out of that, two shortlisted for secret voting.
He added that, most of them have voted. The chair Prof. Linus Abraham is leading the process. It will continue till September when the nominees committee in Hollywood will bring out the 10 nominated films for the international feature film category.
Asked if there’s hope for Ghana to get nomination in the Oscars come next year, he positively stated, he think so. But all these things. You need to lobby as well. So you need people in that circles in Hollywood as well.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2017 and 2018, approved a 14-member committee to select a film to represent Ghana at the 90th and 91st Oscars. Unfortunately, Ghana could not submit a movie on the back of the submitted movies’ inability to meet the required standards.
The committee, which has since been reconstituted, is now poised for action to get the best film to represent Ghana in the International Feature Film category at the Oscars come 2020.
Washington DC Metro Readies For First ‘Made in Africa Experience’.
All people of African origin in the capital of the United States, Washington, DC will be gathering from September, 20-22 this year as part of a grand celebration of African culture for the first edition of the ‘Made in Africa Experience’ in the United States (US).
The 3-day ‘Made In Africa Experience’ event according to organizers is the premier celebration of everything African-infused, from Afro-beats to food. Apart from this, there will also be a showcase of technology, startups, fashion, arts, film, and sports in the Diaspora.
According to a media partner, Oral Ofori, the event further offers a great opportunity for Africans outside North America to see how those in the diaspora are connecting. These connections cement how they celebrate Africans all over while creating networking opportunities that benefit players in Africa too.
The media partner added that, they are helping create a conducive environment that provides for the transfer of ideas because Africans everywhere working with those on the continent is what will give rise to a united Africa.
An event organizer also stated that, with over 10,000 rich African cultures expected to be in attendance, activities lined up for the first day of the celebrations are ‘The Tech Conference’ and ‘Cocktail Gala’. Day 2 will feature a ‘Live Music Festival’ in the morning and the evening will be booming with an after-party. On the 3rd day, a special ‘Celebrity Ball Game‘ has been lined up in the morning which will go on till the evening to make way for the ‘Bar Crawl Day Party’ late into the night.
Other organizing partners of the event include I/O Digital Studios in Silver Spring – Maryland, Seven Hills Group, and Tag Soundz all in the US. I/O Digital Studios is the creative arm of I/O Spaces, creators of this event. They are a creative and collaborative innovative space located in Maryland. It seeks to foster the growth of local start-ups and small businesses while connecting Africans all over.