Reaching new heights is the aspiration of achievers. Prince Segun Akanni, the Publisher of The Drum Online Media and Executive Director of the Global Forum for Human Rights and Sustainable Development embodies this fact. Even as he concludes his review of the maiden edition of the Drum Festival, Akanni is putting the gears into action for the next one.
According to news bearers, the media man remains committed to helping to redefine the prestige of African traditions, focusing on Nigeria. As the 2024 edition is scheduled to take place in Canada, same as last year’s, the drummers are ready to titillate the hearts of all and sundry, Nigerians and outsiders alike.
Based on Akanni’s lineup of activities, the 2024 Drum Festival will start rolling on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at Fuzion Banquet Hall, Britannia Road, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The theme of the event will be “Exploring the Dynamism of African Drums and Canadian Multiculturalism for Global Unity, Inclusivity and Development,” and the host will be Akanni’s The Drum Online Media Incorporation.
Like the event’s maiden edition on July 28, 2023, Akanni intends to take Canada by storm. This time, there will be a courtesy visit and interactive sessions with prestigious individuals such as the Premier of Ontario, Honourable Doug Ford; the Mayor of Brampton, Mayor Patrick Brown; the Mayor of Toronto, Mayor Olivia Chow; and the Mayor of Kitchener, Mayor Berry Vrbanovic.
In addition, there will also be lecture presentations and beauty pageant shows. All of these activities will further deepen the highlight of the event about drum competitions and the simple delight of appreciating the arts.
Without question, Akanni’s reputation in Canada will reach a new height. In this, he is not only holding himself up but also the pride and delight of his Nigerian and African brothers there will him or away.