American rapper, Wale has expressed his desire to visit Ghana this year, 2019.
Ghana appears to be a centre of attraction for a host of celebrities in the western countries this year apparently owing to the Year of Return initiative. The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” is a major landmark marketing campaign targeting the African – American and Diaspora Market to mark 400 years of the first enslaved Africans arriving in Jamestown Virginia.
In the latter part of 2018, Actor Boris Johnson, along with some of his friends from Hollywood, came to the country to spend Christmas. The team included Nicole Ari Parker, Diggy Simmons, Micheal Jai White, Anthony Anderson (of Blackish), Rosario Dawson, Jidenna, Cynthia Bailey, Bozoma Saint John and many others.
Also, in honour of the celebrations, the Year of Return committee organised a music festival which saw sensational artiste Deborah Cox, Ernie Smith, Irvin Mayfield and reggae band Third World coming to the country to perform and explore the music, art and culture. After tracing his roots to Gabon, ace actor Samuel L Jackson, also made his way to Ghana to shoot a documentary on slavery.
Currently, renowned comedian and TV host, Steve Harvey is in Ghana to also acquaint himself with his roots.
Wale expressed his desire to visit Ghana in a tweet. Born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, Wale is an American rapper who first rose to prominence in 2006, when his song Dig Dug became popular in his hometown. Wale became locally recognized and continued recording music for the regional audience.
Below is Wale’s tweet:
I have to go to Ghana this year
— Wale (@Wale) August 16, 2019