Africa’s diverse and Ghana’s unique culture will be celebrated through music at the 2022 Afrochella festival which started yesterday, December 28, and will continue today, December 29, 2022, at the El-Wak Sports Stadium in Accra.
The two-day festival also celebrates the vibrant work of African creatives and entrepreneurs.
The festival is designed to elevate and highlight the exciting and thriving millennial talents in Africa by introducing an interactive event that teaches, explains, and explores various cultures through a pioneering approach.
Patrons will experience art and creative activations from the continent, celebrate African music, and taste premium and cultured cuisine.
The star-studded event, an annual festival, among others, highlights, and exports Africa’s diverse and Ghanaian culture to the world.
This year’s festival is on the theme: “Afrofuturism” and seeks to explore the developing intersection of cultural aesthetics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history as it relates to the African Diaspora.
Already, the event ground, El-Wak Sports Stadium in Accra, Ghana, was fitted out yesterday to host different artists from across Africa on one stage and will continue today too.
Accra came alive as the experiential concert came to life yesterday with reverberating music, rhythmic dances, and the taste of African food, among others.
It envisages expressing, profoundly, Africa’s rich diversity through music, fashion, cuisine, and artistic expression on which the continent’s identities are built.
The Co-founder and CEO of Afrochella, Abdul Karim Abdullah, in a media interview, said music, arts, fashion, and cuisine, are simple connectors that many Africans greatly care about.
Officially, the festival started with the Afrochella Expo and Music Museum, which had a series of panel discussions with a focus on the future of African Music and its emerging markets among other topical issues on culture.
The two-day concert will have big music names like Nigeria’s international star, Burna Boy, and Ghanaian reggae and dancehall great, Stonebwoy, as headliners.
Fireboy DML, AyraStarr, King Promise, Medikal, Kofi Kinaata, Kwesi Arthur, Kwami Eugene, Gyakie, and Elaine Tobi performed yesterday which was the first day of the concert.
The second day which is today will have; Fally Ipupa, Asake, dancehall showstopper Shatta Wale, Pheelz, Kidi, Albi-X, Young Stunna, and Daliwonga, performing.
Some other Ghanaian artists, including Mzbel, Kwakese, Praye, Tinny, and Tic Tac, will take patrons back in time with throwback hiplife records.
AyraStarr warns organizers of Afrochella
Ayra Starr was embarrassed and unhappy with the organizers of Afrochella after she fell while performing on stage.
While performing at the music festival in Ghana, Ayra Starr fell horribly but quickly got up and continued with her performance.
After the performance, the Nigerian star took to her social media page to caution the organizers of the show.
“Afrochella next time y’all should clean your stage after every artists’ performance, that fall was very unnecessary and painful”.