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Nairobi, Lagos, Abuja and Accra to Welcome Fashion Focus Talks 2018

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Fashion Focus Talks

Fashion Focus Talks kicks off this weekend in Nairobi, Kenya. Tagged “Building From Within”, the Fashion Focus Talks is a series of curated free talks to inspire African creatives of the need to work together towards achieving a sustainable economy. It will run from the 26th of August to the 2nd of September 2018.

Fashion Focus Talk

Fashion Focus Talk

On Sunday the 26th of August, Nairobi will host speakers Omoyemi Akerele (Founder, Style House Files and Lagos Fashion Week), Diana Opoti (Founder, Designing Africa Collective), Adebayo Oke-Lawal (Creative Director, Orange Culture), Sunny Dolat (Co-founder, The Nest Collective), and James Kahuri (Strategy and Financial Advisor) at the first city stop at the Tribe Hotel, Limuru Road, The Village Market, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya.

Speaking on the talks, Londe Thompson, Programme Director, Fashion Focus Africa &

Fashion Focus Talks stated:

“The expansion to include Nairobi and Accra in our talks couldn’t have come at a better time when Fashion Focus Africa is opening its application to candidates all around Africa. Our goal is to provide as many young and emerging designers with enough knowledge to level the playing field in the fashion industry in Africa and the rest of the world.”

Fashion Focus City Tours is an initiative of  Heineken Lagos Fashion Week in partnership with Style House Files, FetsWallet, Viva Boutique, Glitz Magazine, Avivere, and Designing Africa Collective.

Fashion Focus Talks

Fashion Focus Talks

Media Partners: BellaNaija Style, Pulse NG, Guardian Life, Konbini, Genevieve, George Britton, Glitz Africa, Business Day, and Ventures Africa.

City Tour speaker announcements for Lagos, Abuja, and Accra will be announced via https://www.instagram.com/lagosfashionweekofficial/ Instagram page. Follow for all updates.

Attendance to all Fashion Focus City Tours is FREE.

Follow the link to register to attend  http://lagosfashionweek.ng

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Stonebwoy’s energetic performance thrills Kenyans at Tomorrow Leaders Festival

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Kenyan music lovers braved a long, cold and rainy night just to see their favourite musicians perform at the much-anticipated Tomorrow Leaders Festival.

The event which was held at the Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi on Saturday (08.09.19) went on well into the dawn of Sunday.

The much anticipated Tomorrow Leaders Festival was organized by the Grammy Award-winning Royal Reggae family from Jamaica Morgan Heritage and the line up boasted of some of the biggest names in the music industry.

These included Ghana’s dancehall superstar Stonebwoy, Nigeria’s Yemi Alade, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, Cameroon’s Stanley Enow, Ethiopia’s Rophnan, Hawaii’s J Boog, Jamaica’s Alaine as well as Jemere Morgan.

Despite these misses at the event as a result of the heavy rains, the show was salvaged as Ghanaian based BET Award-winning artisteStonebwoy delivered an energetic performance. Stonebwoy treated audience at the event to a miscellany of popular songs of his.

Talking to Murugi Gichovi a reporter for Capital FM Kenya, he told hello-gh.com that Stonebwoy’s performance was one of a kind and it saved the night.

World acclaimed Morgan Heritage came through in a major way and took the concert to a whole other level, brothers Gramps, Mojo and Peetah alongside their band thrilled the revelers with tunes like ‘Don’t Haffi Dread’, ‘Tell me how come’ and ‘Pay Attention’.

The group called up Jemere Morgan to sing his hit track ‘International Love and perform the perfect duet of his jam ‘Try Jah Love’ alongside his father Gramps Morgan. Hawaiian J Boog famed for his song ‘Let’s Do It Again’ joined the Reggae family on stage for a brief performance.

The Tomorrow Leaders Festival is a one of a kind music festival that was created by Morgan Heritage and has been dubbed as a movement to save a generation.

Source: Jullie Jay-Kanz

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Rocky Dawuni wins “Artist Of The Month” on Global Reggae Charts

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Global Reggae Charts is a monthly magazine that features key and major reggae releases across the world for “Best Singles” and “Best Album/EP”, thus, also highlights Reggae artistes whose works have been visible and influential every month.

Ghana’s Grammy nominee debutant, Rocky Dawuni, got the spotlight for “Artiste Of The Month” for May 2019 on their platform as “Artist Of The Month”, thus throwing spotlight on his latest body body of “Beats Of Zion”, a 13-tracked album released in March 2019.

2 classic international standard videos have been released from the album already, with more visuals to be released too. “Beats Of Zion”, the album title track was shot in his home country, Ghana, in the heart of Accra in Jamestown, one of the clustered squatters in the Capital — it was directed by Lex McCarthy.

The second video “Wickedest Sound” which featured Ghanaian BET Winner, Stonebwoy, details an Afro nightlife party with colourful scenes recounting the daily life of citizens who work tirelessly during the day and later chill out in the night regardless of their challenges in life; it was shot and directed by Slingshot HD Ghana.

“Beats Of Zion” Album also features iconic Ghanaian Musicians Sarkodie and Wiyaala. The album also featured rising female Dancehall artiste, Alika. You can buy and stream the album on all Global and local music stores here (below): • Global Stores: https://rockydawuni.lnk.to/beatsalbum • On @AftownMusic: https://aftown.com/listing/3171/beats-of-zion—rocky-dawuni-%28digital-album%29 • On @PlayAfricaMusic: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.playafrica.android

(Story: BeenieWords.com)

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Kuami Eugene, Maccasio, Okyeame Kwame, Tulenkey Set To Perform At WatsUp TV & 30minitz 2019 Sallah Carnival.

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To mark the end of the 2019 Ramadan festivities, giant entertainment outfits, 30minitz Live & WatsUp TV are set to host the biggest carnival which would be taking place in New Fadama a suburb of Accra on 15th June 2019, this Saturday .

Top artists to perform at the carnival include: Kuami Eugene, Okyeame Kwame, Maccasio, Dope Nation, Tulenkey, J.Derobie , Tinny, Kofi Mole, Danny Beatz , Bena Kay, Cocotreyy , Ras Kuku, Ak Songstress and many others

Official DJ for the night DJ Sly will be joined by DJ Toyor, and MCs, Champagne Lee aka Faisal Carter, Berima SeanBills, DNA to entertain the thousand of fans who will throng New Fadama for the annual carnival.

As part of their commitments, Indomie will be distributing food to feed over 10,000 people as Rush Energy Drink & Verna Natural Mineral Water will also be sharing Drinks Product & gifts to the patrons of the carnival.

The event as hosted by WatsUp TV & 30Mimitzlive is in partnership with Rush Energy Drink, Verna Natural Mineral Water, Indomie (Official Food Sponsor), TV7, 369 Live , Shob Group , GhanaMusic.com , solid Multimedia and Adom TV.

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”Make Diaspora Homingcoming Biennial Event” – Prez. Akufo-Addo

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The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has charged the Diaspora Affairs Office with the responsibility of institutionalising the Ghana Diaspora Celebration & Homecoming Summit (GDHS 2019) as a biennial event.

The charge comes at the back of the Diaspora Affairs Office of the Presidency announcing the date of this year's edition of the Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming Summit. The event is slated for the 3rd July to 6th July, 2019 from 9am to 5pm each day at the Accra International Conference Centre.

According to a release from the office of the (GDHS 2019) and signed by the Secretary, Fauziah Ibrahim, the aim of the Summit is to share with Ghanaians in the Diaspora how far Ghana has developed as a nation and the areas where Diaspora contribution in terms of investing and volunteering skill, expertise and resource can further aid Ghana’s socio-economic development, maintain its position as the leading light of West Africa and eventually Africa as a whole. The achievements of the Diaspora towards Ghana’s development will also be celebrated.

Keynote Speakers will include the President and Vice President of Ghana; the Ministers of Finance and Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, and from the private sector the President of Ashesi University and Founder and CEO of Nubuke Investments. Through panels, information sessions, display of goods and services, this event will provide a one-stop-shop of knowledge and action for Ghanaians at home and abroad and the international community at large.

The four-day event seeks to recognize and celebrate the immense contributions of Diasporans in nation building. The event will not only highlight past contributions but will focus on present contributions as well, whiles furthering the advocacy for political, economic, and all other systems and policies that would facilitate future contributions by the Ghanaian Diaspora.

The Summit galvanizes members of the Ghanaian Diaspora and encourage them to bring home to Ghana their financial and human resources locked up throughout the world, to accelerate nation building.

Furthermore, the event is designed to ​recognise and celebrate the immense contributions to nation-building by Ghanaian citizens or nationals overseas, as well as non-Ghanaians with roots to or a strong vested interest in the country.​ This year’s event promises to be even more insightful, action-oriented, and interactive, featuring both public and private sector experts who will share their experiences, as well as opportunities that exist in Ghana.

The Ghana Diaspora Celebration & Homecoming Summit 2019 is expecting delegates from over 50 countries to attend the three-day summit who ​can further aid Ghana’s socio-economic development,maintain its position as a leader on the African Continent, and network with like minded people.

The maiden edition which took place in 2001, attracted over 1,500 delegates with a follow-up summit in 2017 with over 2,000 delegates in attendance.

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