All is set for 2017 Ada Asafotufiami Festival

All is set for 2017 Ada Asafotufiami Festival
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com
Date: 19-07-2017 Time: 04:07:43:pm

The biggest celebration of Ada culture and traditions is set to kick off on August 2, 2017, with a homecoming and bonfire night at the Aqua Safari Resort. 

The festival, which is in its 80th year, one of the biggest festivals in Ghana, patronised by over 3 million people from all walks of life.

There will be amazing performances from some top artistes in Ghana to climax the week-long celebration. 

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As part of the activities ahead of the celebration, the Paramount Chief of Ada Traditional Area, Djetsɛ.

Abram Akuaku III, led a delegation to Kumasi for Awukudae on an official invitation by the Asantehene, Otumfour OseI Tutu II.

The Ada Traditional Council also paid a courtesy call on some distinguished persons; former President Jerry Rawlings, former President John Dramani Mahama and Dr. Daniel McKorley, the Executive Chairman of McDan Group and also the Chairman for this year’s festival. 

The eminent personalities expressed their readiness to attend and participate fully in the festivities and congratulated the people of Ada on the milestone and assured them of their support.

This year’s Asafotufiami festival also coincides with the 40th year of Djetsɛ Akuaku’s reign on the Ada paramount stool. Activities such as float, homecoming/bonfire night, a beauty pageant and a grand durbar will all feature as part of the anniversary. 

The festival which is held during the first week of August every year allows the people of Ada to celebrate their Asafo companies and the ancient wars that they fought to protect themselves and their lands from foreign invasion. 

In modern times, the festival has, however, become a time for sons and daughters of Ada to come back home to take stock of issues that are hindering the development of the Area and make plans for the next year.

This year’s festival would be graced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, former President Jerry John Rawlings, President John Dramani Mahama and Otumfuo Osei Tutu II the Asantehene. 
Dr. Daniel McKorley, the Executive Chairman of McDan Group will be the Chairman for the occasion.

This year’s Asafotufiami is powered by TV Africa, the Paramount Stool of Ada and sponsored by Group Ideal. Media partners include the B&FT, Ghanaian Times, The Finder, Citi FM, The Multimedia Group, Obonu TV, Obonu FM and Ada Radio.

Highlights of the Festival 

*WEEK ONE*                                                       

3RD AUG THURSDAY:                                                                                

Float/Home 
Bonfire barbecue nite @ Lenobinya 
4TH AUG FRIDAY: 
Traditional Asafo welcome by Nene Abram
Miss Ada 2017 

5TH AUG SATURDAY:
1. Durbar 
2. Soundz Splash/Miss Asafotufiami  @ Lenobinya
3. TV Africa Old Skuul Exclusive @ Aqua Safari from 

6TH AUG SUNDAY:
1. Church Service
2. State Dance @ Aqua Safari

*WEEK TWO*

7TH AUG MONDAY
1. Royal walk
2. Health Screening
3. Regatta
4. Beach Jam @ Cocoloco Beach

8TH AUG TUESDAY
1. Football
2. Food Bazaar @Lenobinya 

9TH AUG WEDNESDAY
1. Traditional Drumming @Lenobinya

10TH AUG THURSDAY
1. Aged Party @Sege

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