News of the reputable honour done Okyeame Kwame in Cincinnati has climaxed with the institution of an annual celebration day in his reverence.
Mayor John Cranley has declared the 17th November of each year an ‘Okyeame Kwame Day’; to solemnise his status as International Cultural Ambassador to the city.
A presentation ceremony on 21st November, 2016 at the Renew Community Church saw the city Mayor applauding the artiste for his unprecedented efforts at fighting Hepatitis B, for which the Black Nurses Association recognizes.
“Now, therefore, I John Cranley Mayor of the great city of Cincinnati do hereby proclaim November 17th 2016 as your day!”
“And we want to make sure you always come back to Cincinnati and we have an open door for you. So we’re also giving you a key to the city”, he added.
The presentation of the key to the city signifies the beginning of a new day where the African is given recognition for their positive contributions to development. It represents a freedom of expression for the thousands of the residing Ghanaians. It is a symbol of trade, and cultural unity between Ghana (through the Ashanti empire) and Cincinnati of Ohio State.
The 17th of November of the ensuing years will see a collaboration between the artiste and various departments on culture and health agencies to inspire people through his music.
Earlier this year, Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and award-winning actor, Abraham Attah had been given given the keys to Massachusetts in recognition of their respective accomplishments.
The “Key to the City” is an honor bestowed by a city upon esteemed residents and visitors.
Okyeame Kwame joins a list of other celebrities; Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Tiger Woods, Kim Kardashian and several others.
Source: Patrick Fynn