Music Okyeame Kwame and his colleagues, such as Pat Thomas, Bessa Simons, would start raising funds through a musical concert to support the African World Heritage Museum building.
The Museum, the brainchild of Prof Kojo Yankah, founder of African University College of Communications (AUCC), is being built to provide education, healing, and inspiration showcasing the history, culture, and achievements of the Pan African world as presented by Africans.
Apart from the six-storey building housing the galleries and artefacts, there will be spaces for a herbal plant farm, a Palace of African Kingdoms, a Pan African Heroes Park, and a Festival Park.
Speaking after the sod-cutting of the project by President Akufo-Addo, the rapper indicated that he and his colleagues who believe in the concept of the project would be raising funds to support it.
“We are organising two events to support the fund-raising project because $50 million is not a small amount. We need to realise it and ensure that the project comes to fruition,” he stated.
He explained that on May 29, there would be a fund-raising project at +233 to bring people together to listen to amazing highlife music from him, Pat Thomas, Bessa Simons and other artistes.
He further expressed his delight at the concept and how near they are to its realization with the sod-cutting by the president.
“I love my ancestry and my unborn children. And so, when a visionary decides to create an Africa heritage museum to tell the African story, we should support the concept with all our might,” he said.
He also revealed that there would be other musical concerts that would bringing artistes from across the globe as well to support.
This is to energise us to continue what has already been started: ‘The Year of Return’ and ‘Beyond the Return’.
Many events, he explained, have preceded this project, and this comes in to add to the many moves that Pan Africanists are making.
“We need to bring everyone together to tell the African story. We need to bring their attention to it so they know who we are and what we stand for as Africans and as Ghanaians,” he stated.
An International Board of Trustees governs the Project, Academic Council and an Executive Council. Registered in Ghana, the USA, and the UK as an international NGO, the $50 million Museum project is funded through donations, gifts, and grants.
The construction of the Museum is expected to be completed in December 2022 for commissioning in July 2023.
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