Drake Heading To Ghana To Perform On March 27

Multiple award winning rapper Drake is the next high profile artist to storm Ghana for the Year of Return (we don’t think there’s any timeline for the highly successful program) for a mega concert this March. The concert dubbed ‘Drake Live in Accra, Ghana’, the rapper would entertain his numerous fans scattered in the country here in Accra on March 27. Apparently one of the organisers of the concert made the update on social media whiles revealing the other countries the revered rapper will perform too. The concert tickets range…

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‘Gate of Return’ launched by Benin

Finally, Benin has joined the Diaspora-targeted program aimed at bringing African-Americans back to their roots by launching their own home ‘Gate of Return’. According to the report of their official website, the Gate of No Return Marathon and Festival will be held in 2020/21 in Benin, West Africa. Organized in collaboration with the Government of Benin, this event aims to help heal the wounds that slavery left behind by reconnecting the descendants of those trafficked with their motherland, and to encourage the rediscovery of family roots, history and culture. Below…

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We spent about GH¢6m on ‘Year of Return’ campaign – Tourism Authority

The Ghana Tourism Authority says it spent about GH¢ 6 million in promotion of the ‘Year of Return’ campaign in and out of the country. The Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, Akwesi Agyemang said the expenditure did not include spending on media documentaries. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Monday, he said the returns far exceeded the government’s expenditure.   “We spent somewhere in the region closer to GH¢6 million, so that is like a $1 million to market this locally, internationally including all the supports. It has been…

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Beyoncé Is Not In Ghana – Mother Dispels Rumours

Beyoncé is not in Ghana contrary to rumours that she has been spotted in the West African country, her mother has confirmed. Tina Knowles-Lawson, who is already in Ghana on a private visit and to also have a feel of the ‘Year of Return’ activities, said her daughter is seeing to motherly duties back in the U.S. “She’s at home. She’s with her babies,” Knowles-Lawson told Essence. Rumours are also widespread in the former British colony that the award-winning American is scheduled to perform at the Afro Nation music concert…

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Year Of Return: Ludacris Arrives in Ghana; Visits Cape Coast Castle [Photos]

American actor and musician Christopher Brian Bridges known professionally as Ludacris has arrived in Ghana and has paid a visit to the Cape Coast Castle. The Fast and Furious actor who has been spending Christmas with his family in Gabon made a stop in Ghana to experience the #YearOfReturn. The lady who met him in Ghana tweeted; ” See who I just met at the Cape Coast Castle @Ludacris“     The rapper took to his Instagram story to update fans on his experience at the Cape Coast Castle.   View this post…

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You will always have a home here with us – Akufo-Addo tells Africans in the Diaspora

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in a televised Christmas message to Ghanaians, said fellow Africans in the Diaspora will always have a home here in Ghana. Speaking on the ‘Year of Return’ initiative by the government, President Akufo-Addo expressed hope that Africans in the Diaspora will enjoy Ghana’s warm hospitality and colourful heritage. “And to our brothers and sisters and others, who have come from beyond our shores, I hope you are enjoying the famed warm Ghanaian hospitality and proud colourful heritage,” he said. “When you leave, I am sure…

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Year of Return: Big Shaq hints about Coming to Ghana this December

The Year of Return, Ghana 2019 promises to be a very exciting one, as a number of superstars get set to hit the country in December, 2019. One of such persons who is long for a visit to Ghana is British comedian, and actor of Ghanaian descent Big Shaq. According to the ‘Man’s Not Hot’ hitmaker, he is also looking forward to this visit. “Looking forward to Ghana in December who’s out there then?,” he tweeted. Real name Michael Dapaah, he last visited Ghana in December 2017, after nine (9) years out of the…

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