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Prince Gyasi: The face behind Apple’s latest project “A Great Day In Accra”

Apple commissions Ghanaian Visual artist, Prince Gyasi on latest PROJECT

Prince Gyasi, Ghanaian visual artist collaborates with Apple to project the Hiplife Genre

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Ghanaian International Visual Artist Prince Gyasi never ceases to amaze us , with his
iPhone shots.

He just got commissioned by Apple to work on a project and he decided to push the
Hiplife genre in Ghana to the world.

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Commissioned by Apple. “As a creative, it’s important for me to have the freedom to tell the truth through my art. I was happy to shoot my series, ‘A Great Day in Accra,’ here in Independence Square, where Martin Luther King Jr. watched Kwame Nkrumah declare Ghana’s freedom back in 1957. By reuniting and photographing both old and new hiplife artists, I’m letting the rest of the world know about the genre’s impact in Ghana and beyond. People need to hear about the culture, the source of our rhythm, our music, what influences our arts. It’s our history from our perspective. I want to make sure the new generation doesn’t lose their identity or forget about the pioneers who paved the way for them to lift their own voices.” #MLKDay #ShotoniPhone by Prince G. @princejyesi, featuring @g_7596 @reggierockstone711 @okyeamekwame @rab_bakari @abrewa99 @dahammergh @iambeatmenace @gurunkz @1realjoeyb @elrepgh @djbreezygh @stargogh @kiraniayat @pureakan @kiddblackrapgod @ansahlive @imani_n.a.d @toyboi1 @kwesiarthur_ @shadowxwayne Check out the full story on IGTV. Hiplife playlist on Apple Music: apple.co/hiplife

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As a creative, I realised it’s important for me to have the freedom to tell the truth through
my art. I was happy to shoot this series, ‘A Great Day in Accra, here in Independence
Square, where Martin Luther King Jr. watched Kwame Nkrumah declare Ghana’s
freedom back in 1957. By reuniting and photographing both old and new Hiplife artists,
I’m letting the rest of the world know about the genre’s impact in Ghana and beyond.
People need to hear about the culture, the source of our rhythm, our music, what
influences our arts. It’s our history from our perspective. I want to make sure the new
generation doesn’t lose their identity or forget about the pioneers who paved the way for
them to lift their own voices.” #ShotoniPhone by Prince Gyasi.

Check out the full story on IGTV

Shot great legends like Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, Reggie Rockstone, Okyeame Kwame,
Rab Bakari, Abrewa Nana, Hammer (of the Last 2), Beat Menace, Guru NKZ, Joey B,
E.L, DJ Breezy, Stargo, Ayat, Kirani Ayat, Akan, Kiddblack, Ansah Live, Imani N.A.D,
Toyboi, Kwesi Arthur & $hadow. Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, Reggie Rockstone, Rab Bakari,
Abrewa Nana, Okyeame Kwame, Hammer (of the Last 2), Beat Menace, Guru NKZ,
Joey B, E.L, DJ Breezy, Stargo, Kwesi Arthur, Akan, Kirani Ayat, Kiddblack, Ansah Live,
Imani N.A.D, Toyboi & Shadow. It was such an honour working with all these great
artistes.

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