The WAPi (Words and Pictures) series, a free event organized by the British Council for any sort of visual or verbal artistes to showcase their art, will soon come to an end with a grand festival at British Council HQ, Accra.
The “I Rep Africa” themed festival will be headlined by Ghana Music Awards nominee, Sarkodie, alongside a fashion show, art exhibition, graffiti display, spoken word, and the chance for young creatives to win cash prizes. If you’re an artist of any kind, this is your chance to show Accra how You Rep Africa.
The WAPi festival will bring together Ghana’s best creative professionals and fans for a day of entertainment, learning, meeting new people and having fun with friends. A full day and night of entertainment will include live performances from other artists such as Nana Yaa and WaPi artists hosted by YFM DJ Ms Naa. There will also be an expert discussion panel for young creatives to learn from the professionals in journalism, broadcasting, photography, music and advertising; plus acting workshops and much more throughout the day and night.
“I Rep Africa” is a celebration of what it is 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 party with friends and fans.
This is also a chance for artists to win star prizes by showing how they Rep Africa in their chosen art form. Winners in the various categories will win GHC200 plus a place on the British Council Creative Entrepreneurs scheme. Entries in visual art and photography will be judged before the event, with spoken word, music and graffiti artists battling it out on the day.
Headliner, Sarkodie comments: “WaPi is a day for the young people of Accra, the creative stars of the future. It’s a place to hook up with friends, have fun and enjoy all the free entertainment going on throughout the day and night. I remember playing at WaPi in my early days, dreaming of making it big. Now I’ve reached where I am today, it feels good to be giving something back. This is the last ever WaPi to take place in Accra, so I’ll be putting in a big performance to say goodbye!”
Entry for the festival is free. For all enquiries email WaPighana@gmail.com or search “WaPi I rep Africa” on Facebook.
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