I had the pleasure of meeting a lovely lady from Nigeria called Chioma Ogwuegbu a couple of weekends ago. She has embarked on a mission to travel around the continent by road in order to highlight Africas positive attributes.
Last weekend was definitely worth all the work thanks to Mike O & Eugene of Xclusive Vista Entertainment. True to their word they gave us a show like no other. I HEART ACCRA would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them on the outstanding success of the show which was superbly pulled off even with all the glitches and problems they faced.
Well done guys more grease to your elbows!
On Saturday night one of the official sponsors for the show Hennessy held a Private Hennessy Party at Embar with the most delicious Hennessy cocktails ever! All I need to say is "Miami by night". All the drinks were on the house by kind courtesy of all the lovely people at Hennessy and EVERYONE had a great time.
The show on Sunday was even more spectacular than I imagined it would be. The local acts Scientific, Praye, 4x4, Asem, Skillions, Peer Pressure and all the others were fantastically well put together and Reggie blew us all away with his suit, words and sounds.
Miss Trinity was just what the guys needed to get them going and there was nothing but smiles from the three lucky guys picked to go on stage.
Omarion... Omarion was wonderful, he danced and he sang and the crowd went wild over and over and over again as he gave us all a no holds barred performance. Ghana would like to show her appreciation to him for coming through on such short notice. He was pretty impressed with how Ghana held it down on the dance floor too (see pics for more details on that).
Fat Joe gave an un-miss-able performance and played a few tricks on us all along the way. He sincerely apologized for being unable to make it the day before due to ill health and disassociated himself and Xclusive Vista from the disappointment caused by Sean Kingstons failure to attend. He went on to congratulate the boys on their work and guarantee Accra that this was only the beginning and there would be only bigger and better shows from XVE.
I HEART ACCRA is proud to have been associated with The State of the Republic concert and would like to once again congratulate Mike & Eugene on a job well done.
This is proving to be a very busy period for the I HEART ACCRA team. Kobs is fully immersed in the literature of Pan-Africanism which is now in second gear over in Kokrobite. The newest member of our team Felicia is busy getting ready for our Christmas activities and I am learning the art of putting Afro-chiq into recycling over at the Kokrobite institute, whilst setting my my mind on WAPi and preparing to Party it up with our guests from way yonder this weekend.
I'm really impressed with Accra. I still remember what it was like here 4 short years ago when all people ever talked about was how bored they were and how there was nothing to do. These days it's hard to take a breather from the amount of things that there are to do.
Tuesday night - Obama Party
Wednesday night - "PLAY"
Thursday night - Bless the mic Live
Friday night - V.V.I.P. party at African Regent
Saturday night - Drinks at Rhapsody's
Sunday night - Fat Joe, Omarion, Sway, Wanlov etc etc etc live in concert
IT'S FINALLY HERE! Next weekend is set to be ablaze with activity as we welcome Fat Joe and Sean Kingston to Accra!
On Friday the 18th there will be an a private V.V.I.P. party at the African Regent Hotel.
If you don't have your V.V.I.P. tickets and would like to get your hands on some send us and email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and we'll forward you details on how to get yours.
On Sunday the 20th of July the show which will also include great performances from Ghana's very own number 1 UK artist SWAY will kick off promptly at 19:30 and will include hour long performances from both Fat Joe and Omarion. The after party will be at Aphrodisiac night club located in the Airport residential area.
There are also FREEtickets up for grabs! All you need to do to stand a chance of winning FREE tickets is text your name and number to 1499. The draw will be held on the 17th of July. The person with the highest number of text entries will also WINtwo V.I.P. tickets to the show so get texting now!
On Tuesday the 15th of July join us at Rhapsody's at the Accra Mall for the next Obama Ghana party. The party starts at 19:00 and is set to be quite a night. There will be videos shown and information on voter registrations for all you American's in GH.
Our beloved city is about to be the centre of a paper storm of readings, workshops & discussions: the Pan-African Literary Forum (PALF) is finally upon us! Featured writers, publishers and poets will include Tsitsi Dangarembga, Binyavanga Wainaina, Kadija Sesay, Dr. Abena Busia, Kofi Awoonor, Mohammed Ben Abdullah & many, many more participating in a host of readings, panel discussions, and other events across Accra and Kokrobitey.
The conference schedule is up on the PALF website. Please note that events and venues are still very much subject to change so make sure to regularly check for updates.
Space at most venues will be limited, but the organizers hope to pack in as many people as possible. Most events are free of charge, but the workshops will require pre-registration at the orientation session at the NYU Center (in Labone, near Ashesi University) this Friday at 7pm.
The Forum is a rare opportunity to engage with literature, especially from the Diaspora: something somewhat rare in Accra. So don't miss out!