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Cornelius Annor’s “Lost But Found” Exhibition Opens In The United States

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Beginning November 11th, Venus Over Manhattan will present an exhibition of new works by Ghanaian artist Cornelius Annor, whose collaged paintings of family photographs draw upon his personal history in Ghana.

Entitled “Lost But Found,” the artist’s debut solo exhibition in the United States features twelve works, including new portraits, images of his relatives, and complex narrative scenes. Cornelius Annor: Lost But Found will be on view at Venus through December 18th.

Cornelius Annor paints portraits and figurative works that picture moments of community and intimacy, set in domestic spaces. The artist has a longstanding fascination with the human face, and his works show a focused attention to the expressiveness of various faces and figures. Annor’s paintings typically incorporate segments of fabric, adding to the intimacy and evocativeness of the portraits. The backgrounds of the works often integrate Ghanaian textile patterns, which Annor achieves by transferring a fabric’s dyes onto canvas, establishing an atmosphere of layered memories, emotions, and experiences.

Annor’s subjects have traditionally stemmed from memory and personal history in Ghana, and for this exhibition, Annor draws primarily from images found in his family’s photo-albums. Discussing the relationship between photography and memory, the artist describes:

“The advent of photography [allowed for the] archiving of history, memory, testimony and identity..[as] pictures. In post-independence Africa, specifically Ghana where I come from, photography became a new tool to archive our family history, from celebratory moments to [moments where we] part ways. Every family house [has] a photo album that at least tells the untold stories of the family. New generations grow up [with these] memories of the past, [and experience] the joy, pain, happiness, and sad moments their family encountered. This project seeks to reenact those past memories which seem lost, absent, forgotten or unknown, and to present a certain presence of [them] now.”

Many of the paintings in the exhibition depict members of Annor’s immediate and extended family, rendered in moments both casual and significant. Annor derives his compositions from this personal archive of family photographs, each of which was originally framed, composed, and shot by a participant or close observer of the situation depicted. Layered with skeins of paint, bolts of fabric, and rigorous draughtsmanship, Annor’s paintings renovate these referents, merging history with the present. The works on view excavate a personal photographic vernacular, and taken together, telegraph the past through an intimate painterly vision.

Cornelius Annor was born in 1990 in Accra, Ghana. Annor studied at the Ghanatta College of Art and Design. His work has been featured in exhibitions in Accra, London, and New York. His work is held in the permanent collections of The Bunker Artspace, West Palm Beach, and Espacio Tacuari, Buenos Aires. In 2022, Annor’s work will be featured in “Contemporary African Portraiture,” curated by Florian Steininger, at Kunsthalle Krems. Annor lives and works in Ghana, where he established C.Annor studio, a space dedicated to encouraging and supporting young artists.

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West African Music Festival Set To Be Launched On Thursday

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Bigtwins Events has announced the West African Music Festival scheduled for Saturday, December 18 at Alliance Francaise will be launched on Thursday, December 9th 2021.

Artistes including Big Twins from Ghana, King Ayisoba from Ghana, Amandziba from Ghana, Sylvette from France, Metaphore Crew from Niger, Mary B Jah from Cameroon, Xlnc Family from Ghana, Masa Deme from Brukina Faso, DJ Absolute from Benin Gabon, Padmore Oware from USA, Smart Nkansah from Ghana, Saymone from Brukina Faso, Big brain from Ghana, Blakk Rasta from Ghana, Trigmatic from Ghana and Koara Culture Group from Ghana will be performing this year.

With music from around the continent, West African Music Festival as a concert revolves around the universal power of music as a tool of unity in the African continent.

This event will be marked with a showcase of artistic excellence and sonically defining moments.

Concert-goers and fans of great entertainment should brace up for all the surprises and exciting news about the festival which will be unveiled at the launch on Thursday.

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MultiChoice Ghana Premieres Inspector Bediako At Star-Studded Event In Accra

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The MultiChoice Ghana on Friday, 3rd December 2021 hosted a star-studded season premiere of the Inspector Bediako which will air on Akwaaba Magic on DStv and GOtv. The premiere was attended by actors, producers, directors and other industry players who gathered to be the first see the series before other to hits our screens on Monday.

The series follows the life of Inspector Bediako Jnr, the son of the legendary Inspector Bediako Snr who used smart and creative detective techniques in investigating and solving various crimes, like kidnappings, corruption cases, murders and robberies. The show is a remake to the hit 1990’s hit investigative series. Friday’s event was a prelude to the series coming to Akwaaba Magic on Monday 6th December.

Delivering his welcome address, MultiChoice Ghana Managing Director, Alex Okyere, emphasized the support MultiChoice has given the creative industry follow the rollout of the “Hyper-Local” strategy in 2019 to support local film industries in the countries we operate in to transform them into economic power houses. He added this strategy informed the creation of our plethora of local channels including Akwaaba Magic, Honey and Novela Magic amongst others.

Mr. Okyere added that the success of Akwaaba Magic shows has not only been on linear platforms (DStv & GOtv) but has been extended to our video on demand platform, Showmax.

On her part, the Executive Head of Content & West Africa Channels, MultiChoice Group, Busola Tejumola, commended the Akwaaba Magic team for the diligent work they have done so far. Adding, “In March, when we launched this channel, we set very high viewership targets and Ghana didn’t disappoint. In month one, the channel went up to number 8 most viewed on DStv”. “Since then, ‘Dede’, our tentpole show has shattered the ceiling raking in exciting numbers on DStv, Showmax and recently GOtv.”

The Channel Head for Akwaaba Magic, Kennedy Dankyi-Appah, also highlighted other exciting shows to look forward to this festive and beyond. According to him, ‘Inspector Bediako’ is just the first of a number of shows lined up including Date My Family Ghana which hits our screen on December 17th; he added two new shows DStv and GOtv customers can look forward to Korle Bu and Co-Habit will start air in January 2022 on Akwaaba Magic.

The event was climaxed with a panel discussion among selected actors and director of the series. ‘Inspector Bediako’ airs every Monday at 22:30 CAT on Akwaaba Magic on DStv channel 150 and GOtv channel 101.

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MultiChoice And Africa Magic Announce The Eighth Edition Of The AMVCAs

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Africa Magic, in association with MultiChoice, is pleased to announce the call to entry for the eighth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs). Entries open Friday, 3 December 2021 and close Friday, 14 January 2022.

Films, made-for-television movies or television series previously entered or nominated for an award, or awarded a prize in another film and television competition are eligible to enter for the AMVCAs. In addition, all films, made-for-television movies or television series are eligible for entry to the AMVCA if they were broadcast, publicly screened or exhibited from 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2021.

Hailed as the premium awards for filmmakers in Africa, the AMVCAs has recognized and celebrated outstanding achievements in the African film and TV industry both in front and behind the cameras.

Following the seventh edition in 2020, plans for the next instalment were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant concerns on the health and safety of all stakeholders. The AMVCAs will now take place in Lagos, Nigeria in 2022 with Amstel Malta as headline sponsor.

Managing Director, MultiChoice Ghana, Alex Okyere, said: “Last year was indeed a tough one for the world with the global pandemic, however the industry continues to thrive against all odds. We are proud of the improvements seen across different fields in the industry since the inception of the awards in 2013. The eighth edition of the AMVCAs once again demonstrates our commitment to spotlight the immense talent we have in the African film and TV industry and promises to leave a much bigger impact than previous editions.”

For the eighth edition, organizers have announced the introduction of a new category for Best Online Social Content Creator in recognition and acceptance of the growing popularity and quality of social media content across the continent.

“We are very excited about the Best Online Social Content Creator category as we believe this will further underscore our commitment to represent all content creators and inspire new talent. There is no better time than now to recognize and celebrate this growing digital community as we stage the eight edition of the awards,” said Dr. Busola Tejumola, Executive Head, Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria.

The eighth edition will also see the return of the Best Africa Magic Original Drama Series, Best Africa Magic Original Comedy Series as well as the Best Dressed Male and Female, which will be voted for on the night of the event.

Entry guidelines for the eighth AMVCAs below:

  • Prepare a 5-minute-long show reel for your online submission
  • Log on to the Africa Magic website. Click on the AMVCA eighth edition banner that will take you to a submissions page.
  • Fill out the submission forms and upload the clip. A unique reference number will be allocated to each completed online submission
  • Please ensure the video edit represents the category of entry and is under 300MB
  • Quoting your unique reference number, send a hard drive of the submitted project to one of the following, based on your region:

Nigeria

Busola Komolafe

Africa Magic

4 Industrial Street, Ilupeju

For digital file delivery mechanism, entry guidelines & additional information please visit our website at www.africamagic.tv/AMVCA

For more information, please visit www.africamagic.tv/AMVCA and follow all official handles of Africa Magic on Facebook and Instagram.

The eighth edition of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards is brought to you by Africa Magic in association with MultiChoice and is proudly sponsored by Amstel Malta.

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