2019 Year Round Events

Black Prophet Homecoming Celebration

Sat, Jun 29, 2019 3:00 PM Mon, Jul 1, 2019 4:00 PM

“Black Prophet Homecoming Celebration”. This will be a time of togetherness, joy and happiness.

We will be celebrating the return of Ghana’s own son, “Black Prophet” back to Ghana. Zonto aka Black Prophet is a very talented artist who has championed the cause of Africa and Ghana, through his music, across Europe and around the world. His most recent album, “Stories of Life” Produced by legendary Dean Frasier has caught the interest of many top name Producers in the business. It has inspired Penthouse Records to include him on the Tribute to Joseph “Culture” Hill, which has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Zonto will be returning home for his long awaited performance in Ghana. He will be releasing his new album, “Back to My Roots”. He will also be bringing with him, his musical brethren from Jamaica to celebrate Ghana Year of Return 2019.

“The Black Prophet Homecoming Celebration” will be featuring international Reggae Artist, Reggae Legend, Leroy Sibbles, Hit maker Dwayne Stephenson, son of Culture, Kenyatta Hill and Special surprise guest from Morgan Family. Performances will also feature Ghana’s top Reggae heavyweights.

It will be a two day event:

Day 1.

Saturday June 29th will be held at The Banquet Hall. This will be a VIP occasion.

Day 2.

Monday July 1st. This will be an outdoor event with Dance Hall music during the day from Jah Marcus Sounds from London England, Presentation on the need for African Unity and Live Stage show. PA and lighting by Lexis Sound Check. This will be held at Independence Square.

For more information on the Homecoming Celebration visit our website.

www.jahmikalentertainment.com

National Pan-Hellenic Council Republic Week Reunion

Mon, Jul 1, 2019 3:30 PM Sun, Jul 7, 2019 4:30 PM
In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia, in 1619, the Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s Tau Chi Chapter, located in Ghana are eagerly anticipating the yearlong celebration of festivities being organized through the Office of Diaspora Affairs and are positively looking forward to participating in this historic commemoration. Tau Chi Chapter, an unincorporated association of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. will organize a series of events to take place in Accra, Ghana to be called The National Pan-Hellenic Council Republic Week Reunion from July 1st through the 7th 2019.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council is a collaborative organization of nine historical African American, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. The Republic Week Reunion event will be hosted by the Tau Chi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and aims to bring members of the Diaspora and the Nine International Greek letter societies for a week’s worth of Ghanaian activities to include:

Comedy Night competition of Ghana vs USA Comedians

Group trip to the Elmina Slave Castle for historical tour. Attendees will participate in a wreath laying ceremony to honor our ancestors.

All-Greek picnic and cookout with Old School music and DJs

Art and Culture tours of Accra and national sites

Spinal Awareness Golf Classic sponsored by Spinal Clinic Ltd

For more information visit our website or social media:

Website: www.ghanaques.com

Facebook: Tau Chi Chapter

Email: info@ghanaques.com, RepublicWeek@ghanaques.com

Phone: Kwab Asamoah +233248177858

Jonathan Akuamoah +233572291549

Dr. Carl Bampoe 1-732-310-3257

Kevin Williams 1-678-344-8777


Ghana Diaspora Celebration ’19

Wed, Jul 3, 2019 3:30 PM Sat, Jul 6, 2019 4:30 PM


PANAFEST

Wed, Jul 24, 2019 3:30 PM Fri, Aug 2, 2019 4:30 PM
The PANAFEST Festival was inspired by and takes its source from a paper written in 1980 entitled “Proposal for a Historical Drama Festival in Cape Coast” by Dr. Mrs. Efua Sutherland, who was a distinguished Ghanaian Dramatist and Pan-Africanist. In 1991 the idea gained root and took shape in an expanded form as the Pan-African Historical Theater Festival (PANAFEST). In October of that year, PANAFEST was officially launched and in December of the same year, the national phase of the festival was held in Cape Coast, Ghana after a series of activities which included a national playwriting competition, organized seminars and workshops on Pan-Africanism across the country.

HIGHLIGHTS

1) SLAVE ROUTE PILGRIMAGE AND ATONEMENT CEREMONIES

Leading up to the festival a 3-4day pilgrimage along the slave route mapped under the UNESCO slave route project will be offered as an option.

2) WREATH LAYING & TRIBUTE TO THE ANCESTORS – 24th July 2019

A major event for PANAFEST and Emancipation Day will consist of a Wreath laying programme and Tribute to the Pan African Pioneers in Accra beginning at the W.E.B. DuBois Centre for Pan African Culture and continuing to the George Padmore Library and ending up at the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.

3) RETURN JOURNEY AND AKWAABA CEREMONY -26th July 2019

The Programme will begin in the early morning with a gathering at the entrance of the Cape Coast Fort/Dungeon. 25 pre-selected Returnees will form a circle to invoke the spirit of the ancestors before proceeding to and through the “Door of No Return” to board canoes to begin the journey to Elmina

4) THE PANAFEST VILLAGE/BAZAAR/EXPO : 26th July – 2nd August 2019

The PANAFEST Village /Bazaar and Expo will be a permanent site for exhibition and sale of goods, refreshment services and performances.

5) THE WORLD OF THE AFRICAN CHILD

This is conceived as a day camp for children attending the festival. It will be subject to a procurement process to select a partner who will offer children a fascinating experience throughout the festival. It is expected that children will enter into their own world where they will have the opportunity to learn arts, skills and information grounded in the African experience and the joy of playing.

6) COLLOQUIUM, LECTURES, ASSEMBLIES and DIALOGUES

Colloquium: 29th – 31st July 2019

Theme: Beyond 400 Years: Reaching Across Continents into the Future

Working with the University of Cape Coast, Centre for African and International Studies a 4-day colloquium will be held to allow enough time for a debate on the theme. Publication of selected papers of this and earlier should be hardwired into the planning of the colloquium. At least two internationally renowned speakers should be invited to the colloquium.

LECTURES- Keynote Speakers and Selected Panelists will be requested to give lectures at other sites in Ghana such as Accra and Kumasi

6a) INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE- 28th July

Faith Leaders from around the world convening an ecumenical gathering to dialogue on the role of religion in enslavement, colonialism and redemption and emancipation.

7) Youth Assembly 2nd August 2019

The International Hip Hop Pan African Diaspora Family Reunion a Pro Pan African development initiative convening an International Hip Hop/Rap Summit in collaboration with PANAFEST & MUSIGA.

8) OPENING CEREMONY GRAND DURBAR OF CHIEFS AND QUEEN MOTHERS AND PEOPLES OF AFRICA -27th July 2019

9) PERFORMANCES – Every evening

9a)- Film Shows – Daily

9b)- Artists Workshops – Daily

10) REVERENTIAL NIGHT – 31st July 2019

11) EMANCIPATION DAY – 1st August 2019

For more information visit our website: https://www.panafestghana.org/

GOD BOX Spiritual Pilgrimage

Thu, Jul 25, 2019 3:30 PM Wed, Aug 21, 2019 4:30 PM
The God Box Foundation (TGBF) is the first Pan African Interfaith Organization in the world that embraces, celebrates and promotes the spiritual and religious diversity of the Pan African family. TGBF provides a welcoming, loving, respectful and nurturing platform for religious scholars and bodies, spiritual and traditional practitioners, and all children of God. TGBF helps all to gain the experiential and intellectual knowledge of the multiplicity and universality of God within all our unique and diverse particularities. For “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” TGBF will host the “God Box Spiritual Pilgrimage.” The three week pilgrimage will participate in PANAFEST, Emancipation, and touring and visiting religious sites in Ghana.

For more information visit our website: TheGodBoxFoundation.org or email: info@tgbfoundation.org

Emancipation Day

Thursday, August 1, 2019
9:00 AM 5:00 PM
This day is set aside for the celebration of the “emancipation” of slaves in the Americas and the Caribbean, and that day in the lives of the freed slaves falls on the first day of August as per the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States of America.

Ghana started celebrating Emancipation Day in 1998 in solidarity with her brethren in the diaspora (African Descendants abroad). The event is also celebrated to encourage descendants of the soil to come back home and help rebuild Ghana and for that matter Africa from where they left off. This celebration has therefore become an event that has added another “jewel” to Ghana’s attractive destination and has succeeded in bringing into the country many Africans in the diaspora.

The symbolic interment has made Ghana the focus of the movement by Africans in the diaspora to come back to their mother continent. The interest that the programme has generated must be exploited to the fullest as the popularity of the Emancipation Day Celebration is increasing year after year. This interest must vigorously be sustained, and “re-uniting” the “African Family” …… must be a reality.

For more information visit our website: http://www.ghana.travel/

Healing Concert
Friday, August 2, 2019 – 3:30 PM 4:30 PM

The concert will feature gospel artists from Africa and the diaspora. The current headliner is Bebe Winans, the widely acclaimed American gospel and R&B singer and member of the noted Winans family. Mr. Winans is a multiple award winning artist and has a worldwide following.

For more information email: africanloom@aol.com


Natural Hair Expo
Fri, Aug 2, 2019 3:30 PM Sat, Aug 3, 2019 4:30 PM
Ghana Natural Hair Expo is a celebration of natural hair and Beauty show. The expo will provide an environment filled with fun, fellowship, empowerment and exciting hair show. It will feature panel discussions, educational workshops, hair braiding Competition, live entertainment, local and international vendors. The goal of the expo will allow women, men and children to embrace uniqueness of their natural hair and also learn about natural hair care.

For more information email: africanloom@aol.com


Investment Forum
Monday, August 5, 2019 – 10:00 AM 4:00 PM
Assembled to lead efforts that connect and facilitate African American-Ghanaian investment and business ventures, large and small. Converging Ghanaʼs incredible resources and well educated labor pool with African Americaʼs ingenuity and technology.

For more information email: africanloom@aol.com

Marcus Garvey Award Ball: Banquet
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Marcus Garvey Award Ball & Banquet
Saturday, August 17, 2019
3:30 PM 4:30 PM
The MMG Foundation is preparing for the second annual “Marcus Garvey Award Ball and Banquet” on the 17th August 2019. The purpose of the event is to commemorate The Right Honourable Marcus Mosiah Garvey’s 132 earth years, celebrate the achievements of individuals who have demonstrated Pan-African unity and spirit both home and abroad, and to engage in annual fundraising events where all proceeds will go towards the construction of a Marcus Garvey Pan-African Centre in Ghana. The Marcus Garvey Pan-African Centre, a multimillion-cedi facility, is envisioned to be a globally relevant light house on the continent of Africa for the preservation of Garvey’s principles, philosophies and the advancement of Afrocentric achievement across all endeavours. With the entire diaspora as a target market, when fully operating, it is expected to attract and generate a steady stream of activity that will attract international visitors for conferences, tours, seminars, workshops and more, all eventually contributing significantly to the local economy.

For more information email: mgfghana@gmail.com

Jamestown to Jamestown: African American Business Investment, and Development Summit
Sun, Aug 18, 2019 8:30 AM – Wed, Aug 28, 2019 4:58 PM
Jamestown to Jamestown is a spiritual, historical, and reconciliatory journey from August 18 – 28, 2019 from Jamestown, Virginia to Jamestown, Accra Ghana, West Africa to commemorate the 400 year anniversary with a week-long series of events during the Year of Return, Ghana 2019.

The highlights include:

Trip to Jamestown, VA to pour libation and visit the port where the first ship landed

A visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Ceremony at Jamestown, Accra

Historic Chartered Plane Ride

AfricanAncestry.com DNA reveals

The African American Business, Investment and Development Summit in Accra & GALA tour excursion options and a few other surprises

We have a whole plane reserved for this voyage. Secure your seat now!

Contact The Adinkra Group at TheAdinkraGroup@gmail.com or SunSeekers Tours at info@sunseekerstours.com.

Jamestown to Jamestown is sponsored in part by South African Airways.

Chale Wote
Mon, Aug 19, 2019 3:30 PM Sun, Aug 25, 2019 4:30 PM
Chale Wote Street Art Festival also known as Chale Wote is an alternative platform that brings art, music, dance and performance out into the streets. The festival targets exchanges between scores of local and international artists and patrons by creating and appreciating art together.

Voyajah Festival

Saturday, September 7, 2019 – 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
In celebration of Ghana’s “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” The Voyajah Foundation will be launching their inaugural Homecoming Programme in Ghana. Highlights of the programme include a Voyajah Homecoming Festival, panel discussions, networking events, historical group tours, pop ups stores and live music performances by both local and established high profile international artists. The Voyajah Foundation aims to inspire a generation by building bridges and legacies for generations to come.

For more information email: custodian@voyajah.com

H.E.R Collective Presents Red, Black, and Green Festival
Saturday, September 21, 2019 – 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
H.E.R.(Helping Elevation Rise) Collective presents the first R.B.G. (Red, Black and Gold) Festival 2019, helping Ghana and the world celebrate and pay homage to its first President the most honorable Dr. Kwame Nkrummah. This year, The Year of Return, we recognize Ghana’s 400 years mark from when our first ancestors were forcefully taken away and displaced all over the world. Commemorating our collective, goals,struggles, and triumphs. This festival will highlight the best of our diversity as Africans around the world in the true spirit of pan-Africanism, in welcoming all New Africans home!!! A day full of fun for the family! Arts and crafts, raffles, masquerades, drum circles, battle of the sexes competitions and more!

Where bringing some of the biggest and well known artists home to Ghana from around the world. The concert aspect of this event will be something to remember and well documented. The coming together and celebration of our founder (Dr. Kwame Nkrummah) this event will markets the New Afrikan focus, Pan Africanism. Through our consciously selected activities, people will experience a real cultural exchange, through fashion, foods, languages, and dance. There is something for everyone on September 21, 2019. Giving opportunity and encouragement for cooperative economics, each one, teach one, and an overall pride for being Africans again.

Time: 10am-7pm ( Day Activities)/ 8pm-12(midnight) Concert

For Updates: hercollective.org

Contact the organizers: h.e.r.throne11@gmail.com

Follow the movement:

Instagram @h.e.r_collective Facebook: HER Collective Ghana

Madiba Humanitarian Award: Celebrating the Legacy Of Nelson Mandela.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
Each October, BSMAA sponsors an annual fundraising gala to celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson “Madiba” Mandela. The South African-based Nelson Mandela Foundation has approved BSMAA’s event as: the Madiba Humanitarian Award: Celebrating the Legacy Of Nelson Mandela. BSMAA’s Selection Awards Committee selects individuals who embody many of the principles that guided his life.

The Blueprint Conference Ghana 2019
Fri, Oct 25, 2019 3:30 PM Sat, Oct 26, 2019 4:30 PM
The Jenniez School of African Interior Design (JSAID) in partnership with Blueprint Africa (BpA) will be co-hosting the Blueprint Conference from October 25-26th in Accra, Ghana seeking to unite interior design professionals and enthusiasts around riveting panels, workshops and discussions on the role of design in the built environment. The Blueprint Conference is hosted by JSAID, an accredited interior design vocational school based in Lagos, Nigeria. However, the Ghanaian edition will be co-hosted with Blueprint Africa, an interior design consultancy based between Abidjan and Accra.

The maiden edition of the Blueprint Conference was held in Lagos, Nigeria in November 2018 under the theme the Business of Design. JSAID launched a a widely successfully event, leveraging the knowledge of renowned design professionals and business experts who came together from all over the world including the United States to empower interior designers, skilled workers, architects, artisans, tradesmen, manufacturers, and other small to medium sized enterprises working in the design industry, with practical tools, guidance and motivation on how to take their business to the next level. It was sponsored by Dulux Paint, Essential Interiors Magazine and put on in partnership with the Black Interior Designers Network (BIDN), to name a few.

Similarly, the Blueprint Conference Accra will be held on Friday, 25 October 2019
as a day-long seminar with masterclasses from top architects and interior designers from Nigeria and Ghana in collaboration with members of the Interior Designers and Decorators of Ghana Association (IDDG). Saturday, October 26th will feature a program of immersive excursions to explore Accra’s interior design identity such as a half day tour of historical buildings and visits to local home decor retailers, ceramicists and textile designer studios.

African resilience speaks to the concept of enduring through time. This is exactly the appeal of the study of buildings, and their ability to leave a legacy throughout the ages. Architecture and interior design are credible yet subtle ambassadors of culture and history. Ghana’s shores are testaments to the slave trade, dotted with over a dozen slave forts. Historic areas like Jamestown and Osu reflect colonial homes from the country’s years under British rule. Yet the urban skyline is modern showing the evolution of Ghana’s design ethos and spirit while continuing to reflect homegrown design principles and concepts. This is demonstrated for example in the Ashanti stool reincarnation that is the Jubilee House.

In celebration of the Year of the Return, the Blueprint Conference Accra will be themed “Celebrating African Heritage through Interior Design” and will feature speakers that will hone in on the intersection between interior architecture, cultural inspiration and modernism. It will also attract participation from the diaspora and neighboring ECOWAS countries both as speakers and delegates and reflect on Ghana’s specific and unique contribution to global design practices.

Specifically, the Blueprint Conference is targeting:

– Aspiring or practicing interior designers and decorators

– Architects, contractors, and builders

– Real estate developers and construction companies

– Manufacturers and retailers of homewares or construction materials

– Home product and furniture designers

– Culture, interior design and home decor enthusiasts

And all other lovers of the built design industry in Ghana!

ABOUT THE SPONSORS
The Jenniez School of African Interior Design (JSAID) founded by Jennifer Chukwujekwe is the first and only approved educator of interior decoration in Africa duly registered with the Interior Design Association of Nigeria. They are the catalyst for bridging the gap in interior decoration education in Africa, and hold the vision vision to raise world class certified interior decorators and successful entrepreneurs through design.

Founded in 2016 by Nana Spio-Garbrah, Blueprint Africa (BpA) is a boutique interior design consultancy focused on identifying and promoting African aesthetics. Blueprint Africa’s objective is to use visual branding and built environments as a window to the various sides of the African story, by creating spaces and images that speak to traditional and modern African living and everything that may have crept up in between. Services include curation and exhibition planning, sourcing and logistics, set design and visual merchandising, interior decoration and media.

Interested in participating or sponsoring this event? Please contact us for more information!

For more information:

Mrs. Jennifer Chukwujekwe, Founder JSAID

Tel: (+234) 909 389 5151

Email: founder@jenniezschool.com

www.jsaid.com.ng

or

Ms. Nana Spio-Garbrah, Founder BpA

Tel: (+225) 78 29 18 55

Email: nana@blueprintafrica.com

www.blueprintafrica.com

For more conference details, check:

www.jsaid.com.ng/blueprintconference

www.instagram.com/blueprintconference

The Creatives Art Show
Saturday, December 14, 2019 – 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
NVA Marketing and Promotions (NVAMPGh), an event management, staffing, promotional and marketing firm on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, launched the 1st annual “Creatives” Art show in Accra, Ghana. The show was aimed at “Promoting Ghana through Creativity” and “Giving Ghanaian artists opportunities to affect others with their works which will ultimately lead to different heights”.

“The Creatives Art Show”, an event of four plus years in the running, brings together Ghanaian and foreign artists living in the country. These individuals get to meet art devotees coming from various parts of the world, to interact, network amongst themselves in addition to share desires as artists and art lovers. Artists can market and in due course sell work pieces to possible buyers. The main goal for the event is to Promote Ghana through Creativity, to unify and highlight these great artists. NVA Marketing and Promotions was fortunate to have held its 1st and 2nd art show at the Afrikiko Leisure Center in Kanda, the 3rd at the Nubuke Foundation in East Legon and the most recent the 4th at the Ndoleb Event Center in Tesano all of Accra. The 4 past events proved successful with the help of a NVAMP’s marketing efforts, support from Ghana Tourism Authority, The Chinese Embassy, The Embassy of Ethiopian, Embassy of Malaysian, popular media houses and many others. These devoted bodies assisted with funds, materials, gifts and most importantly attendance, that were helpful to our course, which we are grateful for.

The Annual Creatives Art Show gets more than 200 spectators in attendance, including embassies, international institutions, NGO’s, business firms, and most importantly foreign communities as well as our general public. Local newspaper, radio, as well as television stations always cover the events giving the event the opportunity to reach the right patrons/targeted audience. NVA Marketing and Promotions is anxiously looking forward to an even greater success in the coming year’s event.

Please find our social media handles and contact information for more questions and answers pertaining to “The “Creatives” Annual Art Show”.

Phone #: – 0554602816 / 0242346963

Email: thecreativesgh@gmail.com

Twitter: @thecreativesgh

Facebook: @thecreativesgh

Instagram: thecreativesghnvamp.

AfroChic
Sat, Dec 21, 2019 3:30 PM Sun, Dec 22, 2019 4:30 PM
The AfroChic Cultural Arts Exhibit is a multi-disciplined mobile event which highlights young and emerging talent of African descent through visual arts, music, technology, wellness activations while showcasing the diverse culture of the Afro community. AfroChic Cultural Arts Exhibit is seeking to travel to Accra Ghana in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism to activate a once in a lifetime experience attracting a global audience. Set to take place on Saturday December 21, 2019 and Sunday December 22, 2019 the vision for the AfroChic Diaspora Festival is a two-day tech and digital virtual reality inspired fest that will explore where technology and design intersects with a focus on the arts, health, technology and political representation. Event curators, honoured guests and spectators alike will be probed to ask the question “what does a black Utopia look and feel like”? The event will attempt to answer this question.

For more information contact:

Ivy Prosper

Founder

Prosper Creative

+233 50 911 1282

Ivy@ivyprosper.com

Amoye Henry

Executive Director

AfroChic Inc

1 416 509 1608

Amoye@amoyehenry.com

Afrochella
Saturday, December 28, 2019 – 3:30 PM 4:30 PM
AFROCHELLA is a festival designed to highlight & elevate thrilling and thriving millennial talent from and within Africa. The festival is an interactive event that encourages collaboration, explains and explores culture with a pioneering approach. The day features a festive celebration of our culture in the form of: Art & Fashion Installations, Live painting, The Best of African Cuisine, Live performances.

The festival’s purposes is to tell the New Africa story from a native’s perspective.
All aspects of the festival from the theme to the production are an ode to the ingenuity and available services in Africa. Our goal is to optimize the experience & engage the attendees with the culture in an authentic yet innovative approach. We look forward to sharing this experience as a footstep into a new tradition of bringing people together in Africa for tourism and Pro-African development.

For more information visit our social media pages:

Facebook: @afrochella

Twitter: @Afrochella_GH

Instagram: @afrochella

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