ACCES 2019 started with a bang on Thursday night when Ebo Taylor and Bibie Brew received the Music In Africa Honorary Award at Alliance Française Accra. The two Ghanaian legends join previous awardees Eric Wainaina (Kenya, 2018) and Baaba Maal (Senegal, 2017).
It was then all about the music, with Taylor showcasing authentic highlife to a glowing ACCES audience. Yaa Yaa (Ghana), Kyekyeku & Ghanalogue Highlife (Ghana), Songhoy Blues (UK/Mali), and Arka’n (Togo) were next to entertain, bringing to a close a memorable opening night at ACCES 2019.
Africa’s biggest music business conference continues tomorrow with informative panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, pitch sessions, and round one of our Conversation series featuring Samini and Efya at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. The first session starts at 10.30am.
The night’s showcases will then take place at the Gold Coast Hub, featuring Bholoja (eSwatini), Cina Soul (Ghana), Santrofi (Ghana), Gato Preto (Germany/Ghana/Mozambique) and FOKN Bois (Ghana).
Check out Day 2’s full programme here.