Sarkodie Honoured As “Year Of Return” Ambassador
Ghanaian rapper Michael Owusu Addo, better known as Sarkodie has been appointed as the ambassador for the “Year Of Return” initiative.
The honour was conferred on the rapper by the Ghanaian Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Barbara Oteng Gyasi at the ongoing Ghana Creative Industry Forum 2019 at the National Theatre, Accra.
The honour was for his achievements and immense contribution to Ghana’s creative art industry.
This is coming a few weeks after the rapper won “Best International Flow” at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, thereby becoming the first-ever winner of the newly created category.
In his BET acceptance speech, Sarkodie urged everyone to take a trip to Ghana during the year of return.
“I think Africa has always had it and it is about that time. This year is the Year of Return and I would urge each and every one of you here to take a trip back home”.
The “Year of Return” is a initiative of the Ghanaian government to commemorate 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in the United States.
The campaign encourages African diasporans to come to Africa to settle and invest in the continent.