R2Bees for WAPI
The British Council will conclude its Words and Pictures (WAPI) series with a festival dubbed 'I Rep Africa' at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel courtyard on May 8. The festival is a celebration of what it means to be young and African in the 21st century. It's an event for Ghana's established stars to come together with the stars of tomorrow, to have fun and network.
There will performances by R2Bees, alongside Ghana's best young WAPI artists, underground Ghanaian musicians, a fashion show and spoken word. Other activities will include: expert discussion panel for young creatives to learn from the professionals; plus acting workshops, spoken word, craft fair, and much more.
This is also a chance for the best artists to win star prizes by showing how they 'Rep' Africa in their chosen art form. If you are a visual artist, musician, spoken word artist or photographer, you stand a chance to win a place on the British Council's Creative Entrepreneurs Training scheme, worth GHC1800. All entries in visual art and photography will be judged before the event, with spoken word and music battling it out on the day.
There will be an opportunity for young, upcoming creatives and artists to network with the experts in the field. A panel of professionals in journalism, broadcasting, photography, music and advertising will also be there to share their experience and give tips on how to survive in the industry.
'It's gonna be great to come here and see all the young up-and-coming artists playing the fresh sounds of tomorrow. It's important for us to support up and coming artists because they are the future of the Ghana's music industry', says R2Bees.