Global Citizen, pgLang, Ghana President partner to announce ‘Move Afrika, Ghana’
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, have announced at the World Economic Forum that, Accra- Ghana will join Kigali (Rwanda), as a host city for this year’s Move Afrika.
This follows the decision of Global Citizen and pgLang to bring back Move Africa to Ghana to pioneer a first-of-its-kind international music touring circuit across Africa, driving economic investment, job creation, and as well supporting entrepreneurship opportunities in each host country
President Nana Akufo-Addo who expressed gratitude to the organizers said, Ghana was delighted to join Rwanda in becoming the next destination for Global Citizen’s pan-African tour, which is expected to continue impacting talent across the continent.
“I am excited to announce that later this year, Global Citizen will return to Ghana with Move Afrika. Global Citizen is known for leveraging live music events to engage youth while creating social and economic impact.
“We are delighted to join Rwanda in becoming the next destination for Global Citizen’s multi-year, multi-market pan-African tour, and expect continued impact in the years ahead. Today, we celebrate this milestone for Ghana. We look forward to future announcements on this growing cohort of Move Afrika destinations.” President Akufo-Addo said.
President Paul Kagame said, last month, Rwanda was privileged to host the inaugural Move Afrika concert, in partnership with Global Citizen, and stressed that, without exaggeration, Kendrick Lamar moved the whole city of Kigali with his performance.
“We are even happier that he took the time to engage with our local artists. Africa has the talent. More often than not, what they lack is mentorship and support.
Global Citizen’s commitment to develop the workforce needed for professional concert tours will leave an important economic legacy for our region.” President Paul Kagame said.
The Chief Vision Officer for Global Citizen, Mr Kweku Mandela added that, Global Citizen is honored to bring Move Afrika to Ghana, stressing that, the partnership with the Ghanaian and Rwandan governments would showcase the best of African creative talent to the world.
“This concert will generate economic investment into the local creative economy, which will have a lasting impact across the continent for years to come,” he said.
Move Afrika: Ghana builds on Global Citizen’s previous campaigns and events across the African continent include: Move Afrika: Rwanda held at the BK Arena in 2023; Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, which brought Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran, Usher, Eddie Vedder and Chris Martin of Coldplay to Johannesburg, South Africa in 2018; Global Citizen Live: Lagos that featured Davido, Femi Kuti, and Tiwa Savage at Fela Kuti’s New Afrika Shrine in 2021; and Global Citizen Festival: Accra, which brought Usher, SZA, Stormzy, and TEMS to the Black Star Square in 2022.
BY BERNARD BENGHAN