What a blast we had at last month’s Talk Party! We switched up venues and headed over to The Lexington, the rock-swag-swank shindig that’s quickly become a weekly live music haven in Accra. Loads of folk came out to chill with Tawiah – we had a listening party for her new mixtape album, FREEDOMdrop [before its release this Spring] and premiered the video for her third single, “Faces” [directed by Mantse Aryeequaye, REDD Kat Pictures].
Then we rapped with Tawiah [via her bedroom in London] and members of the audience asked questions about her songwriting process, anticipation for the new album, and her thoughts on the DIY creative scene in Accra. We were stoked when Tawiah agreed to one fan’s request to give an impromptu performance. She swiftly grabbed her guitar and cheerfully obliged. Afterwards, Kobby Graham and DJ K3V kept us in an azonto tizzy on the dance floor into the AM.
Join us for 2 POP-UP INFO BOUTIQUES led by Innovative African Women:
10 Things Creative Entrepreneurs Should Know to Protect Their Craft Presented by Ony Nwaohuocha, Esq. | 6:30 – 7:30pm Upgrade your professional game with this interactive discussion on copyright protection, contracts, business registration, international exposure and more for creative entrepreneurs. (www.onylaw.com)
An “Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women” discussion panel on Surviving Sexual Abuse | 7:30 – 8:45pm This session will feature inspiring writing, poetry, performances and discussion on Surviving Sexual Abuse by Famia Nkansa, Kuukua Dzigbordi Yomekpe, Nana Akosua Hanson, Nana Nyarko Boateng and Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah. (www.adventuresfrom.com)
The Drink-Up JamDown | 8:45 – 9:30pm
We’ll wind down the talk with a proper party. Grab an ice cold drink, vibe out with our resident DJ, and mix and mingle with cool, creative people.
Relive more awesomeness from our Feb. Talk Party with these fotos: [Double-click on images to enlarge]