From my observations that night, the 2018 Africa week showcase gala was the epitome of modern African culture.
Watching the set up, it was clear to see that a lot of hard work had gone into organizing this event. The whole team moved like an efficient machine complementing one another and feeding off each other’s energy. The venue was immaculate considering that throughout the year it resides as an exam hall.
The arrangement and layout was in par with the any prestigious black tie event that could be thrown in this stratosphere. The food was nothing short of extraordinary and with every bite I took I felt closer and closer to being back home in the motherland.
The mood was buoyant albeit mellow, it was evident that this is a tight knit community as I watched everyone welcome each other in their own special way. The band performed a touching piece was a mesh of jazz and gospel and this resonated throughout the arena.
The standard procedure of announcements was conducted and this was married with the awards presented. It was clear to see that UWE, as an entity, was a place where success was not envied but celebrated. As we progressed further into the night the tempo picked up as the joy and passion that.
Africa is known for began to shine through. The winners of the dance competition was undeniably the two children who ran on stage and every pop and lock they produced was matched with upbeat cheers of the audience.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Showcase gala and I would like to thank Dr Emmanuel Adukwu for creating such a wonderful event. I highly recommend this event to anyone who missed it and I will see you once again next year.
Written by Richard Abeere-inga
Long gone are the days when Africa’s imagery to the world was merely mud huts and starving children. Africa is now a prominent part of the world economy which includes oil exports from Nigeria, Gold from Ghana, Diamonds from Sierra Leone and many more commodities. Aside from the commodity trading Africa is also home to some wonderful innovators who are impacting the economy tremendously and we have some of them with us today.
First Opeoluwa Runsewe, the founder and managing director of Mobile Coldroom, the first online frozen food vendor is opening up roots for foreign direct investment in Africa. Aside from his business he also provides resources for small to medium enterprises holding the mantra that hope for Africa’s future is in creating shared value.
Also the Wonderful Nana Churcher who’s fantastic TV show is motivating one viewer at a time. Her inspiring backstory shows us that you can succeed if you work hard enough. Looking up to Oprah Winfrey she always wanted to have her own Talk show and with resolute and determination she has a prime time show which is aired across the globe. The talk show is highlighting the beauty of Africa and showing the world what a wonderful nation we are.
In summary every little thing we do has a tremendous effect universally. So through unity we have the ability to change Africa’s narrative.
Written by Richard Abeere-inga
A new narrative.
Welcome to Africa Week UK 2018, we hope you enjoy the journey as we bring Africa to you.
Written by Abisola Oluwasola
Africa Week Presents one of the best flash mobs Bristol has seen to date. Hitting you with some culture, we continue to take ownership of the narrative and flourish. Africa Week 2018 will start on March 12th with Sports, Arts, Education, Health, and a Showcase Gala.
Monday 12th Event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/africa…
Tuesday 13th Event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-ar…
Wednesday 14th Event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/africa…
Thursday 14th Event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/africa…
Friday 16th event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/africa…
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