All is set for the second edition of EdemFest, an annual music festival put together by rapper Denning Edem Hotor well known as Edem.
Scheduled for Friday November 2, 2018 at the Aborigines Beach Resort in Keta, organisers say, this year’s edition is expected to be attended by an estimated 20,000, twice the number that graced the maiden edition held on the Keta High Street.
This year’s edition of Edemfest is a campaign against open defecation and sand whining.
A day-long event highlighted by a grand musical concert, Edemfest serves as an aspect of the rapper’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities, and consists various activities catering to art, culture, tourism and business.
Speaking at a press briefing, rapper Edem explained the rational behind the festival;
“In an era where it is easy to lose our identity whilst navigating the globalization question, Edemfest was conceived as part of brand Edem’s Corporate Social Responsibility, as an avenue to remind ourselves of an illustrious heritage as a people, and a wake up call for us to preserve the very culture that makes us unique.” he said.
Edemfest 2018 is put together in partnership with Clayman Impression, Griddle Kitchen, Gbevunation, Rythms Africa, and Genet Services. Sponsors include Snappy Snacks, MTN, Aborigines Beach Resort, and Betway, while JK Horgle Transport, OBZ Group of Companies, and Top Oil constitute key donors.
Edemfest 2018 will serve as precursor to the popular traditional festival, Hogbetsotso.