Nakeeyat Set For Kente Festival

Nakeeyat in a photograph with former France Ambassador to Ghana, Anne Sophie (Akosua) Avé


Known for her charisma and role in the projection of the unique cultures in Ghana, the season 10 winner of TV3 Talented Kidz, Nakeeyat Dramani, is set to make an appearance at the maiden edition of Kente festival in France.

The event is scheduled to take place at the Salle Du Lac, Bd des Campanhols, 31320 Castanet-Tolosan, France.  Organised by the Ghana Association in Toulouse, the Kente festival in France which comes off on December 23rd this year, aims to recognise and honour the remarkable artistic contributions made by Ghana in the Francophone world.

It also seeks to project the iconic visual representation of wearing Kente with emphasis on its history, philosophy, ethics, social values, and political influence in West Africa.

“Kente is exported as one of the key symbols of African heritage and pride in African ancestry throughout the diaspora. This year is the perfect time to celebrate the existence of kente and its benefits in Ghana as well as other parts of the world as well,” the organisers said.

A letter signed by the Board Member, Mr. Frimpong, available to NEWSONE, expresses the organisers’ excitement in extending an invitation to Nakeeyat and her team, who over the years have gained popularity due to the projection of the country’s cultures on the global stage.

“This letter serves as an official invitation, as we wholeheartedly count on your unwavering support and collaboration for the Kente festival, in France. Your presence and active participation will undoubtedly elevate the event to new heights of excellence. We are confident that your valuable contributions will not only inspire Ghanaian artists but also foster a stronger bond between Ghana and the Francophone world,” it added.

Nakeeyat, who is also set to perform, joins the likes of the newly elected president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bessa Simons and rapper, Eno Barony among other high-profile personalities billed to grace the occasion.

By Prince Fiifi Yorke