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Wiyaala, Manager To Engage Arts Writers Association In Master Class.

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Ghanaian Afro pop artiste Wiyaala and her manager John Sherren will be interacting with members of the Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) tomorrow, Thursday December 6, 2018 in a master class.

This is part of the association’s bid to build the capacity of its members and also gain knowledge of various fields and players in the arts, tourism and culture industry.

Wiyaala and John will be will be sharing their experiences with the members on the theme “THE ARTS WRITER AND ARTISTE RELATIONS IN THE NEW MEDIA ERA.”

The progranme will be held at 4:30pm at the Accra Tourist Information Centre.

This is to offer the art writers the opportunity to get insight into the work of artistes, their perception of the media, their challenges with the media, their experiences with the media in other countries, among others.

They would in turn receive contributions from the arts writers as regards their expectations of artistes, their relationship with the media and role of the media in the development of an artiste’s brand.

The Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) is bent on organizing similar programmes for to keep its members abreast of the various organs and institutions of the sector.

Plans are underway to hold another workshop with veteran journalist Nanabanyin Dadson on the ethics and principles of arts, tourism and culture journalism.

The Arts and Tourism Writers Association of Ghana (ATWAG) is an association of Ghanaian arts writers/journalists and media workers.

ATWAG seeks to promote arts, tourism and culture reporting in Ghana while developing the professional capacity and the welfare of its members.

Part of its goals is to also to ensure that arts and tourism writers are given the needed recognition and due respect among their colleagues journalists.

ATWAG is also aimed at promoting co-operation and collaboration among its members and players in the arts, tourism and culture value chain.

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Kuami Eugene’s Rockstar Concert Lit Up Kumasi.

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The long awaited ‘Rock Star’ concert and album launch of the tipped artist of the year, Kuami Eugene was staged yesterday, December 15, 2018, in the garden city of Ghana – Kumasi.

The VIP car park of the Kumasi Sports Stadium was shrouded in an eruption and a non-seizing amusement as Lynx Entertainment Jewel Kuami Eugene and other arts redefined stagecraft and crowd control.

Tones of music makers and lovers came out to support the ‘Walaahi’ hitmaker. Among the arts who dosed fans with performances on the night where Osiekroms very own Okyeame Kwame, Adina, Kwesi Arthur,  Kidi, Strongman Burner, DopeNation, Bless Gh among others.

The Rockstar amidst the performances also had his debut 13 track album, which featured only Sarkodie launched at the momentous concert. The debut album of the ‘Angela’ hitmaker, who was once a gospel singer also has one gospel song titled, ‘Heaven’.

The grateful Kuami Eugene took to his social media pages to express his profound gratitude to all who came out to support him and added, ”l nearly cried last night”.

Take a look at what transpired at the beautiful event in Kumasi below.

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PROMISELAND: King Promise To Shutdown Accra With Mega Concert On Dec. 15

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R2bees, Mr Eazi, Kwesi Arthur, La Meme Gang for King Promise’s “Promiseland” Concert on Dec. 15

Award-winning Ghanaian vocalist and possible artiste of the year King Promise is set to stage the 2nd edition of his annual concert.

The event will also see performances from Mr Eazi, Darko Vibes and the La meme Gang, Kwesi Arthur and the Ground Up Charle crew among other surprise acts.

To spice the day up, there will be several games to the pleasure of the patrons and a special meet and greet where patrons will get the opportunity to interact with all the invited artists.

“This is a special way of saying thank you to my fans for supporting my music during the year… I will also use the opportunity to get close to them,” the singer said

The event will be held at the Crystal Park in East Legon on 15th of December at exactly 12pm with a cool rate of 50 cedis

Signed to Legacy Life Entertainment, Gregory Bortey Newman (as he is privately known) is popular for songs like Oh Yeah, Selfish, CCTV and, Double Trouble and has been tipped among the country’s brightest prospects in recent years.

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Sogakope To Host Africa’s Biggest Urban Cultural Festival From 21st – 23rd December.

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December in Ghana sees an occurrence of activities that cloud the calenders of festive merry makers from all over the world with concerts, private events and even unplanned raves. 

This year, The Bacon Group adds up to the festive experience with the official Christmas party starter – The 4TC Urban Music and Culture Festival. The three day event is anticipated to be the biggest festival in Africa yet for urban culture from 21st – 23rd December 2018 at the Sogakope Beach Resort. 

The Launch party which was held at Urban Grill on Wednesday 5th December, saw an attendance of music professionals and acknowledged contributors to the music and entertainment industry with exclusive coverage by MTV Base Africa.

Guests were catered for by the Yolo Group and entertained by musical talents like Kobla Junior, Yung Pabi, Phabrik and many more.

The 4TC team detailed to press at the launch that, the festival is aimed at celebrating the cultural creative revolution across Africa and in the diaspora with focuses on all aspects of urban lifestyle including music, film, art and fashion. They further stressed that not only does the the festival aim to give a platform for African talents to be recognized on a global scale but also help build their acts and knowledge in the business of music production. 

The 3-day event will kick off with a masterclass and workshop for artists and professionals with the sole purpose of educating on how to build and monetize a career in music. Day two and three will host a number of activities including games, movies, sightseeing, shopping arena and concerts hosted by some of the best Dj’s on the nightlife scene. 

The maiden edition of the festival is designed to be an experiential affair with a curation of elements that focuses on the main features of the event, namely; Music, Movies, Tech, Fashion, Arts and Food. 

The venue, Sogakope Beach Resort is nicknamed the pride of Sogakope for its serene and beautiful setting. Located in the Volta Region just two hours’ drive from Accra, it boasts of a tranquil garden, a relaxing atmosphere and an events grounds that welcomes the Volta River on its doorsteps. The venue also has comfy and exquisite single bedroom chalets and executive suites with a fusion of cultural and modern décor and private Jacuzzis. Room bookings and reservations for the period are open and can be accessed on the festivals website at  www.4tcafrica.com. 

The maiden edition of 4TC Urban music cultural festival promises to be the beginning of an amazing urban music and culture experience and is expected to bring together creatives from all areas under one space to share, educate and build relationships that takes Africa to the world by bringing the world to Africa. With Music, Love and Unity as its flag bearers. The event partners with Universal Music, HACSA, MTV Base, Dropyn Transport Services, Fear No Man Clothing, Wave Africa, Background Media and is an experience that cant be missed as this kicks off the revolution.

Below is the event in pictures. 

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Recap; Worlafest Makes A Memorable Entrance.

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Worlafest ’18 will definitely go down as one of the highlights of 2018 in Ghana’s event space. The Worla Festival Of Arts and music, was the first of its kind in Ghana. An event that celebrates artisans during the day and peaks with a musical concert in the evening.

The event comes off the back of the Ghanaian artist Worlasi’s annual end of year concert. The goal this time around is to expand the concert and introduce a different facet that Worlasi is passionate about — Art.
The maiden edition, which was held at Alliance Francaise on Friday, had over 20 exhibitors showing their work of paintings & woodcraft as well as Sculpting & graffiti.

Some of the notable artists included, Andrew Tettey Arko, Edward Buxton, Midichi, Shika Odamtten, Bright Ackwerh, Hanson Akati, Majoree, Michael Bledo, Creamy Artwork, Enoch Fordjour, art students from Roman Ridge Amongst others.

The musical concert later that evening was definitely the highlight of the night. Opening acts Keeny-Ice, Makafui, Kobla Jnr & Yung Pabi shined with impressive performances with DJ Isaac Cool. Headline acts Epixode, Trigmatic, Akan, Manifest & Worlasi himself gave world-class performances backed by the Senku & Safoa Bands.

Already, plans for Worlafest 2019 are set, with rumors of Sena Dagadu being the headline act. The vision is exciting & the inclusion of the artisans makes it very laudable. Kudos to the organizers, Creative Men & TIC Ghana. We look forward to 2019 with a lot of enthusiasm & hope for the creative arts industry.

Below is the event in pictures

 

 

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