Views: 297 Ishmael A. Junourgh, Accra, March 29, 2019, Fri, 9:00pm TRIBVLX, a network promoting Africa, has urged Ghanaian artists to drive more econo...
Ishmael A. Junourgh, Accra, March 29, 2019, Fri, 9:00pm
TRIBVLX, a network promoting Africa, has urged Ghanaian artists to drive more economic benefits from their works.
According to Nigel Derby, a co-founder of the network, TRIBVLX is a network working to promote the Africa culture through creative artistic works: music, food, fashion and art pieces in general.
The group says a lot of Africa music is now being played all over the world, but not much economic realisations can be shown for it as compared to their artists’ counterparts.
The event marks the fifth in the group’s series of activities towards promoting artists in the country.
On his part, the Deputy Minister of trade, Carlos Ankrah says it was important the country identifies with its culture and be known globally as such. For example, like the way Brazil identifies with football.
For the best of movies from India, the country has become popular in Ghana and not the vice versa and so Ghana should be identified with a particular culture like Brazil with football.
He said Nigeria was running with the powerful cultural pattern in their movies meanwhile, Ghanaian movie lacked the same and instead, Ghanaian artists should learn to fuse the Ghana unique culture in their works; music and movies.
Panel members for the forum included; Nathaniel Kwabena Adjei, CEO EIB network; Jonathan Amable, Lawyer and Co-founder; Sydney Scott Sam, founder workspace; Dentaa Amoateng, MBE, Co-founder GUBA enterprise; Kobby Graham, lecturer, DJ and writer; Nana Adjoa Andobea Asante, Ag Director National folklore board; Chief Moomen, poet, playwright and creative enterprise; Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey, Journalist and CEO kaya tours and Roger Quartey, head of programme united television.
The panel members urged the artists to love each to project their works for better economic realisation globally.
The panel went on that the artists should have an identity and that the artist should wear Ghana-made clothing and bear Ghanaian names as well.
The said it was high time artists appreciates the African narrative and that the “anasie stories” in Ghanaian folktales should be retold. We have to tell our compelling stories to promote the continent.