As this year has been adjudged as the “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” an initiative set aside to commemorate this quarter-centenary since the anchoring of the first slave ship in Jamestown, Virginia, Ghanaian musician Kojo Black has released a music video which best suites this memorable occasion.
Titled “Sunshine In Africa” and features Atimbila, the distinctive music video was shot in a location believed to be in the Northern geographical area of Ghana. The clearly tells his history of Ghana and Africa at large as the apparels worn in this visuals were clearly an African cultural way of dressing.
The video which was directed Soba displays beautiful and rich vegetation inherited from the firefighters of Ghana’s independence. It also displays some of the most interesting tourist sites in Ghana. Vixens in this wonderful piece were seen holding national colours of another African country, thus, the flags of Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Burundi, Guinea, Liberia, Kenya, etc.
Kojo Black in the video was urging the Ghanaian and African diaspora to return back to learn more about the history of their forefathers.
The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” is a major landmark spiritual and birth-right journey inviting the Global African family, home and abroad, to mark 400 years of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia. The arrival of enslaved Africans marked a sordid and sad period when our kith and kin were forcefully taken away from Africa into years of deprivation, humiliation and torture.
While August 2019 marks 400 years since enslaved Africans arrived in the United States, “The Year of Return, Ghana 2019” celebrates the cumulative resilience of all the victims of the Trans Atlantic slave Trade who were scattered and displaced through the world in North America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.
Watch video below