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Obrafour kicks off US Tour with “My Homeland Concert” on March 3, Check out all the dates!

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Obrafour kicks off US Tour with “My Homeland Concert”

Ghanaian Hiplife Legend, Obrafour, gets back on the road in March for a Music Tour of  the US.

Dubbed “My Homeland Concert”, Obrafour takes on the stage at the Palladium, Times Square in New York. The show starts at 18:00hrs ET – 21:00hrs ET.

The aim of the concert is to bring together various Ghanaian, Diasporean (Black American) Communities as well as American citizens and other citizens of the world. The event is to also highlight the rich Ghanaian Culture through the power of Hiplife music, which has been the foundation music for today’s African sounds celebrated as Afrobeats.

The event powered by Ensah Boyz x Safcom Group.

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Tickets for the event are already on sale via www.TicketMaster.com for sale.

This maiden event is supposed to spark the tall list of shows to be played by the Ghanaian Music Icon, Obrafour, across various parts of USA.

Obrafour is one of the foundation Fathers of Hiplife Music in Ghana; he has contributed tremendously to the growth, evolution and sustenance of the rap culture on the local scene in Ghana since the 1990s. His debut Album “Pae Muka” released in 1999 still stands out of dozens of Hiplife catalagoes, as arguably, the best of the earliest Hiplife records released. In 2019, Obrafour had a string of gigs and events to celebrate a 20-year journey for that debut Album. Within the space of 2 decades and still countin, Obrafour has released several other Albums, notable among them are “Asem Sebe”, “Heavy”, “Kasiebo”, just to name a few.

His upcoming USA Tour also typifies a good reconnect with his Fans abroad and rekindle the Ghanaian spirit during the time of the country’s Independence Celebrations which happens yearly on March 6.

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Below are details for the other venues lined up for his US Tour 2023:

March 3, 2023 — Performance: New York

Palladium Times Square

1515 Broadway ,New York, NY 10036

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7pm

April 23, 2023 — Performance: Boston Royale

279 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

7pm

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April 27, 2023

Performance: Louisville KY

The Mercury Ballroom 611 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202

7pm

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April 30, 2023

Performance: Minneapolis MN

Fine Line Music Cafe 318 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

7pm

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May 3, 2023

Performance: Seattle WA

Columbia City Theatre

4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

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7pm

May 7, 2023

Performance: Portland Or

Roseland

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8 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

7pm

May 16, 2023

Performance: Oakland CA

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New Parish

1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

7pm

May 23, 2023

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Performance: Los Angeles

Fonda Theatre

6126 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7pm

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June 10-11, 2023

Single Video shoot

Florida Film House Studio 570 NW 26th Street Miami FL, 33127

7am till late

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June 20, 2023

Album Photo shoot with Jonathan Mannion

MAPS STUDIO MANAGEMENT 212 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

6am till late

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June 26-30, 2023

Album Mixing

Content shoot

The Mix Room

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2940 W Burbank Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505

2pm – late

July 16, 2023

Single Release Party NY

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SOBs

8pm

July 19, 2023

Single Release Party LA

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Bellasco Ballroom

1050 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

8pm

July 20, 2023

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Single Release Party Atl

XS Lounge

3337 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

10pm

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August 2, 2023

Leave to Ghana for African / Break

August 18, 2023

Arrival in Boston

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21 Aug 2023

Performance: Uni Tour

Northeastern University

Set Time: 9pm

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August 28, 2023

Performance: Uni Tour

Harvard HBS African Association Conference Party

Set Time: 8:30pm

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September 4, 2023

Performance: Uni Tour

Syracuse University ASU

Set Time: 9pm

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September 11, 2023

Performance: Uni Tour

Suny Buffalo: Africa Night Showcase

8pm

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September 18, 2023

Performance: Uni Tour

Stonybrook University

7:30pm

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September 22, 20223

Video Shoot for 2nd Single

Circle House Studios

Call Time 10am

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September 25, 2023

Performance: Uni Tour

University of Pennsylvania: Wharton Africa Business Forum Party

Set Time: 7:30pm

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October 3, 2023

Performance: Uni Tour

Towson University

Set Time: 8:30

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October 4, 2023

Performance: Uni Tour

University of Maryland

7pm

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October 11, 2023

Performance: Uni

Stanford University

8pm

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October 16, 2023

Performance

Ohio – Newport Music Hall

Doors 7:30pm

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October 20, 2023

Performance

Mr Smalls –  400 Lincoln Ave, Millvale, PA 15209

Doors 7:30pm

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October 25, 2023

Performance

 9:30 Club  815 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Doors 7:30pm

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October 26, 2023

Performance

The Underground, 820 Hamilton St, Charlotte, NC 28206

Doors 7:30pm

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October 17 – 30, 2023

Studio Sessions

Capital Studios, 1750 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

4pm

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November 4, 2023

Performance

Lollapalooza – Chicago, Illinois

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November 10, 2023

Performance

(Story: Elorm Beenie)

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Director Hafiz works with American Superstar ‘NEYO’ on ‘2 Million Secrets’

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Director Hafiz works with American Superstar ‘NEYO’ on ‘2 Million Secrets’ A directorial debut for American singer/ songwriter and performer Neyo, released on Friday 14th June, 2024. This is brand new song coupled with a music film titled ‘2 Million Secrets’

Directed by Neyo himself, co-directed by Christian Gilchrist, this film stares actress Deborah Ayorinde who plays the lead girl. This mini-movie was lensed by legendary British Director of Photography Arran Green.

Renowned Ghanaian Filmmaker, Salifu Abdul Hafiz who was privileged to work in the technical department of this project took to his instagram to express joy and gratitude for the opportunity to work on this high profile project.

He wrote: My first set in the UK happens to be one for the legendary @neyo ‘2Million Secrets’ OUT NOW!
Such a humbling experience. Thank you to my boss @arrangreen and the entire amazing team. Love forever inked 🙏🏽
Salifu Abdul Hafiz, widely known as Director Hafiz, has spent the past decade collaborating with some of the most prestigious brands, institutions, and celebrities worldwide. His impressive portfolio includes work with stars like Usher, Mr. Eazi, FuseODG, Idris Elba, Sarkodie, King Promise, and JoeBoy, to Mention a few, as well as organizations such as USAID, UN-IFAD, BBC, the Ban Ki-Moon Centre, and Global Citizens.

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As the founder of Digital Creative Media, Director Hafiz has led his team in delivering projects showcased on major global platforms, including BBC, the World Economic Forum, CNN, France24, and the World Climate Summit.

In an interview, the globe-trotting filmmaker expressed his excitement for the future, hinting at more international productions in the works. “This is just the beginning,” he said. “I’m thrilled about our upcoming projects. I see myself as an ambassador for our beloved Ghana, and my team and I are committed to raising the Ghanaian flag high.”

Director Hafiz also revealed plans for his annual workshop (Fine Cinematics Workshop), designed to give back to the community by educating current filmmakers and empowering the next generation.

“Additionally, Neyo and I have something exciting in the pipeline. Stay tuned and be the first to see it. Connect with me on Instagram @directorhafiz Thank you!”

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Following his recent accolades in the USA for a short film, Director Hafiz continues to collaborate with top talents like Neyo, further cementing his reputation and flying the Ghanaian flag high.

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The renowned Faith Collective is thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated “The Kingdom World Tour” will be coming to Ghana. In partnership with Culture Management Group Gospel, this monumental event is set to take place on August 18th, 2024.

The Kingdom World Tour – featuring Maverick City and Kirk Franklin, promises an unforgettable experience filled with worship, praise, and spiritual upliftment.
This event marks a significant occasion for gospel music fans in Ghana, as it brings together one of the most dynamic and influential groups in the genre.

Event Details:
• Date: August 18th, 2024
• Venue: To be announced
• Tickets: Available on https://www.kingdomworldtour.com

In collaboration with Culture Management Group Gospel, this event aims to foster a deeper connection within the gospel music community and inspire attendees through a night of worship and celebration.

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Kingdom World Tour has already made waves in several countries, and the Ghana event is expected to draw a large crowd of dedicated fans and newcomers alike. The venue will be announced soon, with details on how to purchase tickets available on kingdomworldtour.com

Instagram : @Faith_collective
@cmg.gospel

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The British Council Auditorium in Ghana played host to the 15th-anniversary celebration of Nigerian Eye Newspaper on June 13, 2024. The event, themed “Trade Conundrum: Expanding Understanding of the ECOWAS Module as Catalyst to Prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa,” brought together key stakeholders from Nigeria and Ghana to discuss trade and economic relations between the two nations.

The event featured keynote speakers from both countries, including representatives from the Nigerian High Commission and the government of Ghana. The auditorium was filled with dignitaries, business leaders, and individuals from various sectors, all gathered to celebrate the milestone achievement of Nigerian Eye Newspaper.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of awards to deserving individuals who have made significant contributions to building bridges between Nigeria and Ghana. The Bridge Builders Award category recognized Nigerians and Ghanaians who have made efforts to bridge the gap between the two nations, particularly through the creative economy.

Notable individuals who received the Bridge Builders Award include Ghana-Nigeria’s top model, Victoria Michaels, who has been championing education projects and mentoring youths in Ghana and Nigeria. Other recipients include creative economy entrepreneurs Dzifa Gray and Juliet Ibrahim, who have contributed to the growth of the Nigerian creative economy sector.

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The Changemaker Awards were presented to individuals making a difference in their communities. Recipients include Nanahemaa Obaapa Awindor, a development enthusiast whose healthcare work has impacted communities in Nigeria and Ghana, and Hon. Ifeanyi Abaekwume, founder of Earth Conscience Ltd and Hon.Archibold Cobbina the MCE of Ayawaso West Assembly.

Other awardees include Dr. Bayo Albert Asaolu, President of All Nigeria Community Ghana; Dr.Ijeomah Arodiogbu,Mr. Jouvence Babagbeto, founder of Eagle Vision Institute; Dr. Emma Okeson, CEO of Citylight Ghana Ltd; and Hon. Tochukwu Okere, Diaspora Affairs Committee Chairman at the Nigeria 10th National Assembly as well as Mr.Horthman the CEO of Asuogyaman Company Ltd Ghana. The Nigeria High Commission was also specially recognised with a Hero of Diplomacy Award for their support to Nigerian Community in Ghana

The event ended with a call to action for increased collaboration and trade between Nigeria and Ghana, with a focus on the ECOWAS module as a catalyst for prosperity in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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