Friday, 22 June 2012


Oge Okoye
Nigerian actress and United Nations Peace Ambassador Oge Okoye is set to storm Ghana this month for the Africa Peace Festival, taking place from June 30 to July 7, 2012, in Accra.
Okoye, one of Africa’s most respected film professionals, will lead a series of activities including an international peace conference with call for papers, peace concert, business and NGO executives conference, peace education workshop, youth leadership workshop, exhibitions, peace durbar and an Africa peace award/banquet, to highlight the importance of peace in the sub-region, and the need to safeguard the relatively stable environment the continent enjoys.
The week-long festival is being put together by the African Centre for Peace Building (AFCOPB) and brings together over one thousand participants spread across civil society, the business community, academia, media, and diplomats from across the globe.
The June 30 to July 7 event will be held at the Mensvic Hotel, East Legon, under the theme, ‘Promoting Global Peace Through Culture of Diplomacy’.
“The mission of the AFCOPB as a Ghana-based non-governmental organization (NGO) is to build peace in Ghana and Africa through conflict prevention, youth development, peace education, promotion of human rights, health and poverty reduction. AFCOPB also seeks to champion public awareness that would enable people to make peaceful and healthy decisions for themselves, their families, nations and the continent,” said AFCOPB executive director Korsi Senyo.
The festival is being organized in partnership with Global Educators for All Initiatives, Nigeria, Metissia Arts, Germany, Uniting for Peace, UK, Climax Travel and Tours, Nigeria, Compassionate Journeys, USA, with support from over 30 organizations across the globe including the Ministry of Tourism, Ghana, Music for Peace, Switzerland, Peace for People-Nepal, among other corporate bodies.
Born in London, United Kingdom, Okoye is a Theatre Arts graduate of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University. With numerous film titles to her credit, Okoye is about one of Africa’s best screen personalities.
A warm and affable fellow who has great respect for mankind, Okoye’s exploits earned her a United Nations Ambassadorial role this year. As a UN ambassador, she joins hands with other domestic and international ambassadors to propagate national and world peace through her actions and words.
An amazing actress with an unmatched in-depth knowledge of her craft, Okoye’s ability to interpret her roles with so much dexterity and poise has placed her among the best rated actresses in Africa. Her visit to Ghana, a familiar territory where she enjoys a commendable level of respect amongst other movie professionals, is sure to make the needed impact.
“We are hopeful that at the end of this week-long event, we would have impacted positively on society, and also, managed to get our message across,” said Gilbert Boakye Nhyira, PR consultant to the festival.
“There is no doubt Oge Okoye’s inclusion will surely get us results,” he added.


Credit: NEWS-ONE

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