BY KWABENA AKUOKO ASUMANG.
Akwaaba Festival 2023, a three-day cultural event with the aim of promoting Ghanaian cultural heritage through the exhibition of textiles, music, food, beverages and accessories, is scheduled to commence from Saturday March 4, 2023 to Monday, March 6, 2023 at National Theatre in the Greater Accra region.
This year festival which was launched on Friday January 27, 2023 at the National Theatre by the creator of the famous Akwaaba portrait and a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ceejay Multimedia Joe Osae, will also give opportunity to participants to exhibit their products to promote trade, exposure and relationships.
The launch, was attended by various stakeholders in the arts and culture industry and saw the announcement of acting President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) Bessa Simons a prominent Ghanaian highlife musician; Joyce Akumaa Dongotey-Padi popularly known as Akumaa Mama Zimbi, Executive Director for National Commission on Culture (NCC), Janet Edna Nyame and many more.
The festival is expected to boost the economy by influencing and attracting investors into the country by presenting local producers, content creators and service providers with the opportunity to exhibit their creativity
Speaking at the launch of this year Akwaaba Fest 23′, CEO of Ceejay Multimedia Joe Osae said, he has a lineup of intriguing activities which will showcase various aspects of Ghanaian culture.
He said, he will also support the government’s efforts in revamping the arts, culture, and entertainment industries and assist in the promotion of tourism businesses while deepening confidence in made in Ghana products.
Mr Osae encouraged Ghanaians to show interest in the project and support it for the country’s benefit.