TWO eminent Yoruba Kings, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo and Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife and Queen Diambi Kabatusuila of the Democratic Republic of Congo will join Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, to launch one of Africa’s historic monuments, the Pan-African Heritage World Museum in virtual space on September 21.
A brainchild of the founder of the African University College of Communications in Ghana, Kojo Yankah, the Museum, scheduled for completion in 2022, will be a centre of pilgrimage for people of African descent to unlearn and relearn the history, culture and civilisation of Africa from the creation of mankind till today.
The Museum will include a Garden of Sculptures of African leaders in sports, entertainment, politics, science and culture, as well as a Herbal-Plant Farm, a Palace of African Kingdoms and accommodation. ‘It is dedicated to the youth of Africa and the diaspora who need inspiration to play their rightful role in the role,’ Yankah says.
The Museum project, to be managed by an international NGO, and backed by a council of eminent scholars, will be funded through donations and grants.
The virtual conference, which is being organised by Pan-African media company Face2face Africa, a partner of the project, takes place on Monday, September 21, from 11 am to 12:30 pm.
The vision for the museum, including plans to raise $30 million to complete the project, will be unveiled at the launch. President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo will deliver the keynote address. Other speakers include Eminent African Traditional Leaders, some of the major Scholars on the Academic Council, and Coordinators from across the world. Ghanaian artist Sarkodie, and American rapper and singer Mos Def, ambassadors of the museum project, will perform. Media Partners include Africa.com, Media General of Ghana, Africa 400 Radio, and DSTV.
The event is free and open to the public. To register, click here. To learn more about the Pan-African Heritage World Museum and how you can support, visit pahw.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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