The This Is New Africa (TINA) Festival kicked off on Wednesday with the Nation Builder’s Day, where volunteers refurbished a school in Akosombo in the Eastern Region.
The volunteers supported to give a facelift to Fuse ODG’s school in Akosombo which was started in 2007 by This Is New Africa (TINA) and Wood World Mission Charity.
Fuse ODG, the brain behind the TINA Festival, led the volunteers to paint the school and also embarked on a number of activities.
Also ahead of the climax of the three-day festival, the Global Diaspora Conference and Exhibition was held on Thursday at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The Global Diaspora conference will be looking at discussions and talks from top thought leaders from the continent on how to take Africa beyond aid and how to mobilize the sleeping giant of the Diaspora.
The festival will be climaxed with a concert on Friday, January 4, 2019, at Round Pavilion at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra.
Already, British artiste Stephanie Victoria Allen, known popularly as Stefflon Don, has arrived in Ghana head of the TINA Festival.
The musician who is known for songs like ‘Hurtin’, will perform alongside Fuse ODG, Sarkodie, Lethal Bizzle, at the festival.
The festival will be a day party populated with a market fair and activities, and then an evening concert with performances from the aforementioned acts.
Fuse ODG has been using his music and influence to promote Ghana and Africa in a way that has never been done before. He is famous not only for his music and helping the rise of Afrobeats world-wide.
The concert dubbed ‘Tina Fest’ [This is the new Africa] will display the rich African culture, including wearing Kente cloth.
In reuniting the Global African Diaspora, the Tina Festival will be part of a wider series of events over three days held at Ghana’s most iconic venues.