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American filmmaker Spike Lee in Ghana
American filmmaker Shelton Jackson popularly known as Spike Lee

American filmmaker Spike Lee in Ghana

Popular American filmmaker Shelton Jackson, widely known as Spike Lee, has arrived in Ghana yesterday, March 26.


The filmmaker is reportedly part of the US Vice President’s creative arts team.

Spike Lee was received by the ‘Beyond The Return’ team and the CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) Kwesi Agyeman at the Kotoka International Airport.

The Beyond The Return team shared a video of the actor who was welcomed by some traditional dancers and surrounded by some fans.

The renowned American actor arrived in Ghana yesterday

According to, the Director of the Beyond The Return secretariat, Annabelle Renee who was also at the airport said, “The last time we met, I told him I was about to move to Ghana. That was in 2018. Now he’s here in Ghana, and I got to welcome him at the airport.

“This really is amazing, and I continue to be happy that more African Americans are making the trip to connect with Ghana.”

Known for his roles in movies such as  ‘Da 5 Bloods’, ‘Mo’ Better Blues’, ‘Chi-Raq’, ‘Malcolm X’, ‘BlacKkKlansman’, ‘Inside Man’, ‘Clockers’ among many others, Lee’s work has continually explored race relations, issues within the black community, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues.

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