UK-based Ghanaian recording artiste and Ghana’s Tourism Ambassador, Nana Richard Abiona, better known by his stage name Fuse ODG on Friday December 14, 2018 launched his maiden musical concert to be held in Ghana dubbed TINA Festival at BBNZ Live building, Nima in Accra.
According to the organisers, the festival will embark on three itineraries for 3-days from 2nd – 4th January 2019.
The first day of the festival, January 2, 2019, will be the National Builders Day, the team will visit Akosombo School to encourage the diaspora community to give back to society. Also they will call for Volunteers to come and help the school. Volunteers will be at Akosombo School to paint the school and interact with the pupils and inspiring them. An exciting boat ride and tour of the beautiful Akosombo landscape fused with party in the bus and lots of networking will be part of the day for all. The School started in 2017 by This Is New Africa (TINA) and Wood World Mission Charity. The School begun as an Orphanage and it can now boost of over 200 students.
The second day of the festival is Global Diaspora Conference and Exhibition comes off January 3, 2019 at Accra International Conference Center – AICC. The conference will bring together some top thought leaders and personalities to discuss and talk on how to take Africa beyond aid and how to mobilize the sleeping giant of the Diaspora. Speakers are; H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana; Samia Nkrumah, Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party (CPP); Reggie Yates (BBC TV broadcaster); Ama K. Abebrese (Actress); Chaka Bars (I Heart Africa); and Fuse ODG (Artiste).
The last day of the event TINA Music Festival, will take place on January 4, 2019 at Round Pavilion, Trade Fair, Accra, Ghana.
The festival will be a day party populated with a market fair and activities from 14:00 GMT, and then an evening concert, with performance from top artistes like Fuse ODG, Sarkodie, Stefflon Don, Joey B, Lethal Bizzle among others and is expected to reflect the colorful Afrobeat sensation that has caught the attention of the world.
The night will be hosted by Eddie Kadi.
The annual TINA Festival aims to promote Afrobeat music as a truly world-class music genre. Beyond the music and the lifestyle, the festival will also promote the continent and Ghana in particular, becoming a catalyst for tourism and investment.
2017 Grammy Award-winner, Fuse ODG, helped to create the TINA Festival.
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Below is the schedule for the TINA Festival: