American rapper, Victor Kwesi Mensah known widely in showbiz circles as Vic Mensa has disclosed plans to give back to his father’s home country.
Speaking at the Black Star line summit powered by Revolt, the musician said plans are far advanced to construct 3 borehole projects in some communities in the country to provide clean drinking water for residents.
“We’re building 3 boreholes in different communities in Ghana to provide clean drinking water; the first being the Asokore Zongo in Koforidua where my family lives, which is already built”.
“The other locations are a nearby community called Effiduase and then our ancestral village in the Volta Region, Amedzofe. Most people in communities like this in Ghana experience constant waterborne diseases.”
The 2022 Black Star line summit was held on the theme, “conversations of the past, present and diasporic futures”.
Creative industry players such as Chance the rapper, celebrated architect, David Adjaye, Ghanaian politician, Samia Nkrumah, internationally acclaimed marketer, Bozoma Saint John and multiple GRAMMY nominee, Rocky Dawuni all took turns to speak to participants of the conference.
The rest include, Mike Abrantie, Nana Asaase, celebrated artist, Ibrahim Mahama, rapper Worlasi among others.
In 2022, SaveMoney collective members Vic Mensa and Chance The Rapper announced the Black Star Line Festival.
The Marcus Garvey-inspired cultural event is set for January 6 in Accra, Ghana’s Black Star Square.
“When Vic and I started our careers and started touring, we did shows all over the US. Eventually, we started touring in Europe, we did shows in Asia, South America, Central America, but we never had a chance to play our music for the people who support us the most,” said Chance The Rapper last July.
Chance also stated, “When we came here and touched down and felt the love that we received and the fans that we got to connect with, the understanding for the need for the connection became apparent to us. We need a music festival bringing major artists to Ghana. This is what we’re working to create.”
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