Havana Club, one of the world’s most famous authentic Cuban rums, has produced a series of short videos featuring local personalities including actress/presenter Selly Galley, celebrity tailor/actor, Elikem Kumordzie and actress/producer Maame Adjei of the hit TV Show, An African City. The video series filmed at Little Havana, West Africa’s first Afro-Latino restaurant, also features award-winning mixologist, Johnson Ace Bartender preparing custom and classic rum cocktails.
“At Little Havana, we are the West African brand ambassador for Havana Club and provide a platform to further promote the brand and Cuban cultural connection with West Africa. It was exciting to highlight some of these cultural connections through food, drinks, and cigars from Cuba with local personalities in the video series,” says Marcus Morgan-Etty who is the owner and chef at Little Havana.
Each video features the personality at Little Havana having a unique experience with Havana Club.
Maame Adjei, best known for her role as “Zainab” on the hit TV series “An African City” and producer of the travel show “Girl Going Places” which explores the beauty and dynamism of Africa, learned the art of preparing the perfect rum cocktail with mixologist Johnson Ace Bartender. Johnson shared his experience visiting Cuba for the first time and gave Maame step by step instructions on preparing his Mama Ines cocktail which won 3rd place at the annual Havana Club Grand Prix, one of Cuba’s oldest and most prestigious competitions for professional bartenders.
TV Host, Award-winning Actress, Big Brother Africa alumna, and Style Icon, Selly Galley known by her close associates as an amazing cook and host of African cooking show, African Pot, is featured in an episode learning to cook Mafongo aka Cuban Fufu with Little Havana’s Chef Richland. She is also educated about the many similarities between Cuban and African cuisine.
In the final episode, celebrity tailor, actor, and Big Brother alumni, Elikem Kumordzie recognized for his distinct style, is educated by tobacconist, sommelier and cigar aficionado, Kevin Norman on the art of enjoying Cuban cigars paired with vintage spirits. Cigars are one of the symbols of Cuba, a symbol that some historians believe have actual ties to Ghana as the name of Cuba’s capital city “Havana” may have come from enslaved Africans working on tobacco plantations who called the leaves “Ahaban”, the Akan word for leaf.
Little Havana restaurant and bar offers the experiences featured in the videos to all patrons including curated rum cocktails, Afro-Latino food and events such as Salsa dance, cocktail masterclasses and tasting sessions and cigar pairings that highlight Cuban and Afro-Latino culture.
Little Havana’s Youtube page showcases the videos that have been released so far and stay tuned for the upcoming episodes.
UCC Gets A Colourful Experience With Kojo Manuel
The event which was hosted by Kojo Manuel, brought students out as early as 7am on a Saturday morning to jam in colour and party with the La Meme Gang! With music provided by the iPhone DJ, the music was top notch! The Azonto Twins were also present with their energetic moves.Social media was taken over with various colourful pictures and videos from the event which ended at10:30 am as students hailed Rexona for an awesome event.
The most intriguing aspect of the event was when Kojo Manuel had the crowd all jumping with splashes
of colour all round, staining the white shirt everyone had on but no one seemed to care as they jumped
in complete ecstasy and euphoria! This further cements Kojo Manuel as the best party MC so far!
Ghanaian Visual Artist Prince Gyasi For Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2019
Ghanaian visual artiste Prince Gyasi after making waves for his apple commissioned project is set to exhibit his work in South Africa.
Investec Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town.
The city boasts a vibrant arts scene, driven by the top galleries on the African continent and beyond. Thanks to its diverse cultural heritage and geographic beauty, Cape Town is a compelling destination for both art world professionals and collectors alike.
Prince Gyasi in 2018 signed a partnership deal with Nil Gallery Paris to exhibit his works worldwide.
Prince Gyasi X Nil Gallery Paris have taken part in the Seattle Art fair, Texas Contemporary Art fair and Pulse Contemporary Art Miami Art Basel.
He was named top 3 artists by Artsy from the Seattle Art Fair in August and He was mentioned by Vanity Fair (magazine) as one of the top 9 visual artists to follow in 2018.