Gasmilla is celebrating a decade in the Ghanaian music industry with a series of clean-up exercises to mark the milestone.
As part of his 10th-anniversary celebration, the “international fisherma” hitmaker will begin the clean-up exercise on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at Ga Mashie (James Town).
The exercise, which will end on September 26, 2021, is being organised in collaboration with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, the Ga Traditional Council, Zoomlion and Ghandour Kleanz with support from UNDP.
Gasmilla and his team have structured the clean-up exercises to coincide with the Homowo celebration— an annual festival for the Gas.
At least seven Ga communities will be cleaned by Gasmilla and his team. They are Kpone/Tema New Town, Osu, La, Teshie, Pokuasi and Ashongman.
With the annual Homowo Beach Clean-Up already serving as a perfect example of purpose, Gasmilla is hoping to tighten the initiative by raising the needed awareness in curtailing the spread of diseases such as COVID-19, Cholera, and Malaria.
The people in these Ga communities will among other things learn about the importance of cleanliness. The event will also serve as a bedrock for continual education about Ga history, its culture, and connect the community to their respective influencers to further the cause of youth empowerment.
Beyond music, Gasmilla’s advocacy and push for societal changes have been recognized through community building, periodic cleaning of some of Accra’s filthiest locations, youth empowerment and preservation of the Ga culture.
He was recently given the ‘Green Ambassador Award’ at the 2020 Vodafone Music Awards.
Gasmilla came to the limelight in 2011 adding his quota to the then growing trend—Azonto, an indigenous dance routine that also became a genre of music in Ghana.
Born Odartei Milla Lamptey, Gasmilla, identified with his unique moniker “International Fisherman” brought the whole nation together to the ‘nshona’ with his hit singles ‘Aboodatoi’ and ‘Telemo’.
Throughout the years, he has enjoyed great success both locally and internationally.
Below are details of the areas involved in the clean-up exercise: