The countdown to Afrochella 2019 date has been in my diary for quite a few months having missed 2018. I even visualised sporting an afro wig, painted face, wearing a 60s look African and mixed print outfit. Don’t ask me what happened but I settled for a mohawk and dress.
The festival took place on Saturday 28th December at the El Wek stadium in Accra. After waiting in the heat for at least 1hr due to security issues me, Nikisha & Tanisha gradually entered the stadium.
I was so impressed with the creative elements scattered around the arena that represented Ghanaian culture, street vibes, artistry, folklore.
The arena was a photographer and selfie paradise to capture a pose.
(created by @ganyodindin).
I deliberately did not take much money so not to be tempted by the vendors – but window shopping is good for the pocket ooo.
People waiting patiently for food and was great to be spoilt for choice for the variety of fresh natural beetroot juice quenched down with crunchy yam chips.
Many food vendors sold out of Jollof rice – but there was no jollof war between our West African brothers – https://trubaker.com/
Live performances from the 2 main stages including DJ sections in between keeping us entertained throughout.
Afrochella also organised a give back initiative called Afrochella Feeds – where they provided and donate food items to less fortunate families – via food trucks and on 30th renovating an repainting a school . #afrochellagiveback ( check out link: https://afrochella.com/giveback
Had a really nice time at Afrochella, met some wonderful people from USA, UK and Ghana.
bless Sister E (Naa Dzamah)