The 3rd edition of the Tell Africa International Art and Craft Festival will be held in June in Dublin, Ireland. The festival was born in 2018 and aimed to raise the status of prestigious African cultural facts and values in the international world. Due to COVID-19 concerns, subsequent editions have not been able to, but things are better managed and managed, the organizers see fit to re-enact the event.
Gbemisola Bisi-Taiwo, CEO of TellAfrica and organizer of the TellAfrica International Art and Craft Festival, Dublin is an avid lover of African arts, culture and tradition and created her organization to bridge the gap between Africans and those of the Diaspora.
Festivals started as a way to better hone African norms and values to the public and to ensure that we are seen for who we are and not what is perceived. Speaking further on this, she said, “We tell African stories the way they should be told in a beautiful way because we are beautiful people. There is a filth in the information said about Africans as people in the western world because they have the idea that Africa is stricken with poverty and all kinds. They do not know that AFRICA is not a country but a continent. We tell the story of our culture, our traditions, our gastronomy and our socio-cultural heritage.
The event is scheduled for June 23-29, 2022 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin. The Ooni of Ife, the Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja ll and the Ga Matse, King Taike Teiko Tsuru ll of Accra, Ghana are the high profile African personalities expected to grace the event which promises to to be a showcase of African culture, beauty and expressions.
Femi Adebayo’s new film, Ageshinkole, is set to screen at the festival alongside other activities meant to provide guests with an experience that showcases Africa and the black race in their true light.