Worlafest ’18 will definitely go down as one of the highlights of 2018 in Ghana’s events space. The Worla Festival Of Arts and music, was the first of its kind in Ghana. An event that celebrates artisans during the day and peaks with a musical concert in the evening. Worlafest comes off the back of the Ghanaian artist Worlasi’s annual end of year concert. The goal this time around was to expand the concert and introduce a different facet that Worlasi is passionate about — Art.
The maiden edition which was held at Alliance Francaise on Friday, had over 20 exhibitors showing their work of paintings & woodcraft as well as Sculpting & graffiti. Some of the notable artists included, Andrew Tettey Arko, Edward Buxton, Midichi, Shika Odamtten, Bright Ackwerh, Hanson Akati, Majoree, Michael Bledo, Creamy Artwork, Enoch Fordjour, art students from Roman Ridge Amongst others.
The musical concert later that evening was definitely the highlight of the night. Opening acts Keeny-Ice , Makafui, Kobla Jnr & Yung Pabi shined with impressive performances with DJ Isaac Cool. Headline acts Epixode , Trigmatic, Akan, Manifest & Worlasi himself gave world-class performances backed by the Senku & Safoa Bands.
Already plans for Worlafest 2019 are set, with rumors of Sena Dagadu being the headline act. The vision is exciting & the inclusion of the artisans very laudable. Kudos to the organizers Creative Men & TIC Ghana. We look forward to 2019 with a lot of enthusiasm & hope for the creative arts industry.