The conscious efforts of Motherland Beckons to bring Africans in diaspora back to Africa continued last week as people from all walks of life converge at lacampagne Tropicana for the fifth Edition of Africa International Music Festival AIM 2018.
Motherland Beckons is an international organization founded by a pan Africanist and cultural icon Ambassador Wanle Akinboboye with the aim of bringing africans in the diaspora back to their root and initiate them into the black culture and tradition.
Over the years motherland beckons has been able to establish a nexus and connect African people who have no idea of their root back home to Africa and influence their interest in Africa culture and tradition as well as music.
With the introduction of AIM festival, budding and talented African arts havs been able to showcases their talents and connect with their counterparts in the world.
Speaking at the event which was held between Dec. 7-9 2018 at lacampagne Tropicana, Ikegun Lekki Lagos state, Akinboboye said African beat and music are unique and need to be promoted beyond Africa.
He said further that ” We are endowed with a lot of potentials in Africa, apart fron our rich culture and tradition, we have a very good music and beats that are exceptionally unique from what obtains in other part of the world.”
” What Aim festival stand for is a platform to promote Africa unity through entertainment and this is reflected in the involvement of arts from other part of African, we extend invitation to musician from 54 African countries and the turn out was very inpressive.”
The World Conference of Mayors (WCM) in its endorsement letter to the President of La Campagne and Founder of Motherland Beckons, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, said it, “supports Ambassador Wanle Akinboboye’s vision with the Motherland Beckons and lovers of Africa to enhance and expand tourism in Africa. We cannot think of a better way of bringing our cultures together than through music and entertainment.
“It is with pleasure that we pledge our full support for the African International Music Festival and chief promoter of the African International Music Festival. The members of the World Conference of Mayors would like to show their appreciation to Ambassador Wanle Akinboboye.”
According to Jack Sims, a retired Mayor of the City of District Heights, Maryland, USA and Vice President of the World Conference of Mayors for Trade, who signed the statement, “I have had the opportunity to develop a close 20-year relationship with Ambassador Wanle Akinboboye and the Motherland Beckons Programme.”
The event also create an opportunity for people to interact and and exchange ideas that will enhance their career and productivity.
Activities at the beautiful resort was also at its peak as hundreds of people that attends the festival use the opcareerty to explore the beach resort and engage in one activities or the other.
Prominent African artists including Malika, Falze, Adekunle Gold, Dede Mabiaku, Fire, Yemi Juju, Kamit, Kola Ogunkoya (Gbedu Master), Afe Ayodele and the trio of Atunda Entertainment proteges, Anu the lady Ekwe, Olo midan bata and Ara (Thunder), with a host of renowned artistes performed at the Festival.