ACCRA, GHANA, 28th May 2019 – KOFI KINGSTON MAKES HIS HOMECOMING RETURN TO GHANA DURING YEAR OF RETURN Reigning World Wrestling Entertainment Champion, Kofi Kingston,
ACCRA, GHANA, 28th May 2019 – KOFI KINGSTON MAKES HIS HOMECOMING RETURN TO GHANA DURING YEAR OF RETURN
Reigning World Wrestling Entertainment Champion, Kofi Kingston, makes a triumphant return to his homeland of Ghana this week. He made the announcement in a press statement on his social media page. The wrestling champion, who was born, Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah, will be on a four-day visit from 30th May to 2nd June 2019.
This will be his first trip to Ghana since 1993 and he sees this as the perfect time to make the journey during the “Year of Return” celebrations. He will be travelling with a documentary film crew capturing his experiences on this journey. He will meet with President Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo and is an invited guest to the Black Stars Farewell Dinner. Kingston also has plans to visit both his paternal and maternal hometowns. A trip to Kumasi will take him to Manhyia Palace where he will greet Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asante Monarch.
His visit has once again put a positive spotlight on Ghana. The Year of Return team will be there to greet Kingston as he arrives in Ghana and will capture key moments of his historic visit.
(*accompanied by a WWE crew who are shooting a documentary on him as World Champion)
Accra: May 30-31, 2019
Kumasi: June 1-2, 2019
- Courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II
- Visit to Lake Bosomtwi,,
- Visit to Bonwire,
- Visit to Ntonso
- Visit to Ejisu
- Visit Komfo Anokye Hospital He will be
For more information about this and other events under Year of Return visit the website at www.yearofreturn.com.
Year of Return
May 30 (Thursday) 7:00 am - June 2 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
Accra and Kumasi
KOfi Kingston Homecoming and WWE
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Wax Print Fest is now a 3-day jam-packed celebration of food, music, art, film, conversations and fashion unlike anything that’s been done before. Get your early bird tickets now at https://egotickets.com/events/wax-print-fest-2019 before MAY 15TH to secure your place. Know any vendors? Pass the message to them too, they can sign up here: https://forms.gle/vJcguYbM3kFmgxpWA to register.
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Fashion is an important part of our identity as Africans and Afrodiasporans and with the increased interest in everything from head wraps to “Dashikis” to African print e-commerce, there is a very palpable cultural and economic opportunity to assert our identity in a global market. As wax print becomes increasingly popular across the diaspora, people are starting to take a critical look at whether “African prints” are truly African. A question that begets a larger conversation on cultural vs. operational ownership: can we claim that which we do not produce locally?
As an official event during the Year of Return Commemoration, we are excited to host this event on the weekend of Juneteenth to honor not only the Ghanaian cultural tradition but also African American contributions to textiles and fashion around the world, and how, though they are also not producing some of these fashion statements, they are claiming, and indeed beginning to reap, the economic and social benefits of their contributions— much like Ghana’s burgeoning fashion scene.
The Wax Print Festival will be experiential and will include everything from wax print art exhibitions, to batik and kente weaving exhibitions and experiences, a fashion showcase and, the crowning event, a screening of the Wax Print film followed by an open conversation on its content. We believe that this event is an important way of pushing Afrodiasporans and Africans to be nuanced in their conversations about wax print and consider the multiplicity of ways in which, from cotton to textile to dress, we can benefit socially and economically from this industry. We hope to highlight important historical narratives that cut across both African and African American realities (ie. our relationship with cotton on the continent and in the US, the role of colorful attire as a means of expression and escape, etc.) as well as present iterations of fabric in popular culture and discourse, and future imaginations of what is possible within, and through the industry if wax prints continue to permeate “the culture” over time. We are excited to host this experience in Accra during the Year of Return and welcome all those interested in joining us for this event.
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