US Veep Kamala Harris Meets Ghanaian Artistes In Accra 

The Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harris, as part of her trip to Ghana met some artists from the creative enterprise in Ghana on Monday, March 27, 2023. 

The meeting which came off at the Vibrate Space studios in East Legon had in attendance acts such as Black Sherif, Amaarae, M3nsa, Joey B, Ria Boss, Baaba J and Poetra Asantewa. 

However, multiple award-winning American actresses Sheryl Lee Ralph and British actor Idris Elba were also in attendance. 

In her remarks, Kamala Harris uttered about the tremendous relationship between Ghana and America and admired the works produced by Ghanaian creatives. 

She counted that the culture and creative spaces are impacting the world beyond measure. 

Quoting her exact submissions, “the creative work that is happening on this continent as represented by the work that is happening right here, is extraordinary in terms of the international global impact. And this is not a new phenomenon. But it is something we’ve done with all the current excitement about the evolution of culture and music.” 

“You must invest in yourself, in your art first and then you burst it out to the world. We’ve all done it. And it’s been hard for us, just as it will be hard for you. But as artists we never let the difficulties stop us,” he urged. 

Idris Elba also reiterated the need to promote the entertainment industry and urge creatives to take make it harder to push their craft.

“This trip is significant in the right direction but doesn’t forget it starts with you, it starts with hard work, it starts with places like this so we can see more talents roll out from this 

Later, Kamala Harris announced in a tweet she had created a playlist that featured Ghanaian artists Black Sherif, Amaarae and others on the music streaming platform Spotify. 

“I am releasing a playlist featuring the artists from my travels across Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia, including many of the Ghanaian and Ghanaian-American artists I met today like @blacksherif_ and @amaarae.”

Finally, other seasoned Ghanaian artists whose music got featured on her playlist are Herman Suede, Kuami Eugene, Baaba J, M3nsa, Ria Boss, and Sarkodie. 

© 2023 • Writer: edem latsu

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