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OV Thrill Fans At Kpook3k3 Teshie Homowo Street Carnival.

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Burniton Music Group signee Okailey Verse popularly known as OV left patrons of the event yearning for more after her performance.

The ‘Want Me’ hitmaker got patrons upstanding and dancing along when she joined her label mate Kelvyn boy on stage as they performed her new song Zaddy and later performed Want Me  alone

On Sunday, September 8, saw performances from the likes of ‘Chocho Muncho’ hitmaker Bless, Wendy Shay, Kelvyn Boy among many other hitmakers.

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KUNDUM FESTIVAL: Stonebwoy To Lead Festival Goers At The Mega Jam Concert.

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Multiple awards winning Ghanaian Reggae & Dancehall genre performing and recording artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla Known within, both local and international entertainment warfront as Stonebwoy billed to lead an army of Ghanaian performing arts and music fanatics at this years edition of the Kundum Festival Mega Jam Concert.

The festival mega jam concert is slated for Saturday, September 14 at the Victoria Park in the Western Region of Ghana and will see host of Ghanaian entertainment practitioners making their presence felt by delivering top-notch performances that will make festival goers yearn and crave for successive editions.

Last year’s Kundum Festival Mega Jam Concert went down as the biggest musical event to have ever been staged in Axim. Recording unprecedented numbers in terms of attendance, the concert, which climaxed the 2018 Kundum Festival, witnessed performances from some of Ghana biggest acts; Stonebwoy, D-Black, Wisa Greid, Kofi Kinaata, Kwesi Arthur, Kidi, Kuami Eugene, Dahlin Gage, Sefa, Freda Rhymz, Osayo and more.

Headlining performances at the 2019 edition of the Kundum Festival is Grammy Award nominee, Reggae & Dancehall crooner, Stonebwoy, supported by a legion of notable Ghanaian artistes, including celebrated rapper - D-Black, Legendary hippop artiste - Kwaw Kese, 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Rapper of the Year - Medikal, prolific songwriter - Kofi Kinaata, Sefa, Fameye, Nero X, Ms Forson. The festival will also have Disk Jockers, DJ Breezy and DJ Que on rotation.

As the frontliner of the festival, 2015 Black Entertainment Tv (BET)Awards Best international Artiste - Africa and 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) Artiste of the Year will be performing majority of song from his catalogue, including the, "Shuga" which features Jamaican Reggae/Dancehall pioneer, Beenie Man, and multiple songs off his Billboards rated album, Epistles of Mama (EoM).

Arguably one of Ghana’s biggest acts currently, Patapaa is joining some of Ghana’s biggest acts for the 2019 edition of the concert which has now become an integral part of Axim’s entertainment calendar. the leader of the Pa2Pa Soldiers, is storming Axim in grand style as he was named as the latest addition to the impressive list of acts billed to perform at the 2019 Kundum Festival Mega Jam Concert.

Stonebwoy who has displayed overwhelming and enormous wow-factors with the band is expected to perform alongside his BHiM Band, as the team prepares to prove supremacy and dexterity in performances that comes in three dimensions, thus, Reggae, Dancehall, and Afro-beat genre of music. The Mega Jam will be followed by a massive Pool Party Jam at the Axim Beach Resort on Sunday, September 15.

Chalking success from previous edition of the festival, organisers are on the verge of giving patrons an outstanding event this year. This year’s Kundum Festival Mega Jam Concert, which is powered by Livewire Events is under the auspices of Minister of State and Member of Parliament for Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira, Hon Catherine Afeku and Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Nzema East Hon Frank Okpeyen.

Kundum Festival is celebrated by the Coastal tribes of the Western Region of Ghana. The four month long festival is celebrated at weekly intervals from town to town between August and November every year. The main highlights of the festival are the stool cleansing, the ancestral prayers and the drumming and dancing that accompanies Ghanaian festivals.

The festival which is celebrated by both the Ahantas and the Nzema people of the Western region has a lot of legend behind it. One school of thought has it that, the origins of the Kundum festival comes from a tree in a village called Aboade whose fruits ripen only once a year. Thus the people adopted the ripening of the fruit to start the celebration. Another legend has it that a hunter from the village was on a hunting expedition and he saw dwarfs dancing to the rhythm of a strange music. He studied them for months, learnt the dance and came home to teach his people. Thus the origin of the Kundum festival and the Kundum dance.

The way it is celebrated varies from town to town. Every one of them makes an effort to add some uniqueness to their own celebration to make it grand. Kundum is one of the few festivals in Ghana that has evolved with the modern trend of life. Aside the usual dancing and feasting to which it is associated, the Kundum festival is also a time for the people of the town and their chiefs to sit down. There is conflict resolution, planning of developmental projects for the town, welcoming home of natives who have travelled. This is to instill sound moral values into the people. Each day of the week has a unique celebration.

The natives, preparing for the festivals by getting new clothes and footwear made from beautiful material to show off what they have. The celebration starts on a Sunday with the beating of drums at the outskirts of the town at five different places. The significance of this is to seek the guidance of the gods in the celebration.

On Monday, there is a temporary ban on drumming and dancing. The Kundum fire is lit at the chief’s palace and this flame is kept burning throughout the week. This place serves as the epicenter of the festival and the main festival meal is prepared on that fire. Tuesday and Wednesday is for merry making. There is singing and dancing all over town. The chief parades the town in his royal palanquin and the people organize competitions with neighboring towns amidst humor and laughter.

On each night there is a meal prepared for everyone to feast on in anticipation of the final feast on Sunday. The rest of the week is reserved for ritual cleansing and the dancing of the legendary Kundum dance. This dance is very unique in nature with no fixed rhythm. The people just enjoy themselves and everywhere is a party.

Kundum is an ancient festival with a modern blend of style. The final Sunday is the grand durbar, when the final feast is prepared. The people share food, amidst drumming and dancing, no one is left out, ands this is what brings the people together. The moral of the whole celebration is to make the people bond and be each other’s keeper and all that they do.

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TINA’20: “Festival Creates Avenue For Africans To Know About Their Heritage. – Rapper Sarkodie.

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As we prepare for TINA Festival 2020,  the culminating event for Ghana Tourism Authority's Year of Return, multiple awards winning rapper, Michael Owusu Addo professionally known as, Sarkodie has revealed that, the festival is creates an avenue where Africans can be proud of their heritage.

According to the 2012 Black Entertainment Tv (BET) Best International Act - Africa winner, "This Is New Africa" (TINA) festival is aimed at reuniting the Global African Diaspora through building a platform for Africans to come together to promote African’s culture through music.

Sarkodie added that, the festival is also aimed at appreciating and empowering Africans to accept and support African culture as it will create a platform to get the diaspora come back home and experience the African culture; to experience Ghana.

The two times Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) Artiste of the Year, Sarkodie, they are extending an invitation to the African diaspora to come back home, establish their businesses and help build the New Africa.

 Watch Sarkodie at TINA Fest 2019.

https://youtu.be/LXsvSIHryLc

However speaking on English traiditional media; British Broadcasting Co-operation (BBC), Ghanian-English visionary and Global Afro-beat star Fuse ODG, shared his belief that, Africans must reject tired narratives portraying them as inferior.

According to him, New African Nation is not the Africa, the media shows on television because, the western media likes to portray Africa as poverty-stricken with flies around its mouth, as he opined that, New Africa Nation is a whole new nation with a new mentality where they tell their stories which is success, great fashion, great food and great dance.

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‘Africa Day festival’ slated to August 22- 24 in Italy.

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Street Of Gold foundation (SOG) in collaboration with MICE Africa will on August 22- 24, 2019 present the 2019 Africa Day Festival at Alfredo Hotel, Italy, Rome.

According to the organizers, the theme of the event is dubbed ‘Our culture our pride’, the festival seeks to bring together patrons to meet traditions, Heritage, Culture, elegance and using African Cultural value and heritage to a degree of global admiration.

The event will focus more on promoting, projecting and preserving positive aspects of cultural values of all African states, ‘ as reflected in the continent’s traditional fashion, film, music, dance, poetry and cuisine.

“The event will have dignitaries like; Chiefs, Queens mothers, Prince &Princess, exhibition organizers, planners , incentive house agencies, event associations, tour and travel destination agencies and a host of some great personalities”

They also added that, “We will provide our international participants networking and development opportunities and also benefit from the many programs offered by MICE Africa & SOG including scholarships, professional development workshops and leadership training.”

‘Africa Festival Day’ will have great personalities from various Africa states like David Dontoh from Ghana, Oluwaseyi A. Adeyemo from Nigeria, Sarah Munyi from Kenya, Andrews K. Agyemfra-Tettey from Ghana, Nana Serwaa Bonsu from Ghana and Nana Appiagyei Dankawoso I also from Ghana.

To be part of this prestigious events registration fee for two hundred and fifty Euros and it entitles all programmes and activities during the 3- days period

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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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