Hafrikan: Use culture as a tool for growth

Author: Elorm Kojo Ntumy

Ghanaian poet, playwright and spoken word artiste, Waheed Musah has advised Ghanaians in the creative arts to project the country and African culture in their works. 

For Waheed also known as the Hafrikan Prince it is time Africans used their culture as a means of growth and development.

Speaking to Showbiz in an interview, Hafrikan urged young Africans to stick to their indigenous culture and traditions.

“I want to challenge and urge Africans to protect and manage their heritage, both natural and human resources for the total development of Africa for the betterment of the future of her generations,” he said. Hafrikan Prince who is the C.E.O and President of Go Kurative Africa (GOKA) and Hafrikan Prince Agency said he hopes to use his platform as a poet and playwright to advise the youth to desist from violence and antisocial activities.

In July this year, Hafrikan Prince, a Level 100 student reading Strategic Communications at the African University College of Communications(AUCC) hosted a street poetry event at the Kwame Nkrumah interchange which saw hundreds of Ghanaians and others from across the world engaging in a day’s long performance of poetry and cultural performance to promote peace, unity, tolerance and brotherhood.

“My brand is about empowering the youth so I constantly use the medium of drama and poetry to teach the youth about patriotism, peace, humanitarian, volunteerism and also the dangers of corruption,” he said.

Hafrikan Prince has chalked a number of laurels including being nominated for the Young Achievers Award 2017, appointment as the World Nation of Writers Union chief representative in Africa as well as the President of the World Union of Poets in Africa, General Counsellor of the World Union of Poets (WUP) and the Deputy General Director of the WUP.