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WATCH: Lil Jon opens second school in Ghana

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Lil Jon opens second school in Ghana Lil Jon opens second school in Ghana[/caption] Lil Jon continues doing things worthy of notice from everyone. His latest instance of commendable behavior is the act of opening up a new school in Ghana just a bit over a year after he opened the first. After announcing he would be building the school earlier this year, the rapper revealed that the institution, which has been named the Mafi Atitekpo DA Primary School, has now officially opened. It is located in the village of Mafi Atitekpo. https://youtu.be/96v-eywCu_Y Just as he did the first time around in 2017, Lil Jon partnered with Pencils of Promise to open the new school. His first school with the youth-focused organization opened in July 2018 and is currently providing 244 enrolled children with an education. The second school has has reportedly enrolled over 300. “Last year [October of 2017] I went with my family to open up my first Pencils of Promise school in Ghana, and now to have over 300 kids already enrolled in my second school there is incredible!” Lil Jon shared in a statement. “It’s been really fulfilling to see the impact these schools have made on so many of these children’s and families’ futures.” According to Pencils of Promise, Lil Jon donated a total of $70,000 to get the two schools off the ground. For more information about Pencils of Promise and for details on how to get involved, please visit Pencils of Promise’s official website.]]>

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Joe Bamfro grabs Ghana Music Awards UK nomination

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UK-BASED Ghanaian Gospel musician, Joe Bamfro has been nominated in the Gospel Song of The Year category in the upcoming Ghana Music Awards UK(GMA UK) scheduled for October in the United Kingdom.
His song Moko Be did the trick for him and Joe Bamfro is besides himself with excitement being the first time he has ever been nominated in an awards scheme. (more…)

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Diana Hamilton, Piesie Esther, Celestine Donkor, and KobbySalm Listed For Ghana National Gospel Music Awards On August 27

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Organizers of the prestigious Ghana National Gospel Music Awards have announced a date for the most anticipated event. (more…)

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French Ambassador, Anne Sophie Avé named Development Queen, Naa Norley Owaa Oman I of Osu

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Osu Mantse, HRM Notse Professor Nii Nortey Owuo IV has bestowed an honorary title on outgoing French Ambassador, H.E. Anne Sophie Avé as the Development Queen, Naa Norley Owaa Oman I of Osu.

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Latif Abubakar returns with “5 hours With Mario” in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain

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Celebrated Playwright Latif Abubakar of Globe Productions has returned with an Adaptation of Spanish writer, Miguel Delibes’s Play “5 hours With Mario.” (more…)

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Grammy Award-Winning Reggae Band Morgan Heritage Announces Their First Full-Scale African Tour!

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The Versatile 3x Grammy Award-winning Reggae group, Morgan Heritage will perform their legendary hits and new material as they embark on their first full-scale African tour. This historic and record-breaking tour titled the “Island Vibes Africa Tour” kicks off on October 1 in Johannesburg, South Africa and will take the acclaimed performers to several nations across West, Central, East and Southern Africa over an 8-week period.

 

The tour produced and managed by RAVE, a Pan-African live events mavericks, and Morgan Heritage’s CTBC Music Group, a GRAMMY Award-winning entertainment company, will be bringing the vibe and verve of the Caribbean to blend perfectly with the celebrated sounds, colour and vibe of each country stop. Combined with world class production, seamless electronic ticketing, RFID cashless trade experience, bolstered by comprehensive health and safety protocols for large public events.

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Whilst on the road, Morgan Heritage will look to discover, interact, and collaborate with some of the freshest and biggest talents in each country to produce a collaborative album as they immerse themselves into the rich and diverse soundscapes of Africa. Morgan Heritage commented that: “Africa has always been home to us, which clearly shows in the immense support we have enjoyed over the years from the continent. This tour is our gift to our brothers and sisters at home. We look forward to entertaining every single fan in every country as we continue to strengthen the shared bonds between Africa and the Caribbean.”

Despite the challenges sometimes associated with executing big ticket events across certain parts of the continent, logistics and infrastructure gaps, including varying health and safety guidelines, RAVE’s wealth of experience will help promoters to overcome and navigate any of such complexities to enable them to create epic fan moments

Ruddy Kwakye, Executive Producer for the tour and Chief Executive Officer of RAVE commented “We look to systematize, scale, and sustain the Live Entertainment ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa through, innovative partnership modelling, technology resourcing and high production values; this tour will allow us to do that and deliver memorable experiences for the fans”

 

The mission of the partnership between Morgan Heritage and RAVE is to act as the spark and ignition point to bring performers, labels, promoters, and fans together to revive and scale the live touring circuit across the continent. For more Information, please visit our website: www.theislandvibestour.com

For the full list of dates:

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Cape TownSouth Africa Wednesday 5 October 2022
HarareZimbabweFriday 14 October 2022
KadomaZimbabweSaturday 15 October 2022
LilongweMalawiSaturday 22 October 2022
Addis AbabaEthiopia Saturday 29 October 2022
AccraGhanaSaturday 12 November 2022

 

Follow @IslandVibesAfrica and @morganheritage across all social media platforms to get dates, venues, ticket sales, artist lineups and more.

 

 

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GTP rebrands to a premium brand, set to train over 5,000 Ghanaian tailors

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Ghana’s first indigenous textile brand, GTP, has announced that it is set to become a premium full fashion house after 56 years of operating as a textile manufacturer. (more…)

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