Award-Winning Artist Deborah Cox joined her Ghanaian counterparts in Ghana for the Women in the Arts event where accomplished women in the arts, media and entertainment industry interacted with one other and shared their experiences with upcoming ones.
The event which came off last night at the Accra Tourist Information Centre was a precursor engagement before the Ghana World Music Festival which is scheduled for 3rd-4th August, 2019 at the Fantasy Dome, Accra. It was designed to help other women in arts and entertainment business by discussing the pragmatic approaches to conceptualize and manage one’s professional journey.
Cox, who grew up in Canada and has been in the industry since age 12, shared her journey in the business, talked about her new project and how she balances family with her career. She also discussed how she defined her own purpose within the entertainment industry, which often tries to define you, especially as a woman.
She said she was excited about the opportunity to discuss these things in Ghana. “I’m privileged to have this opportunity to exchange with amazing, talented and accomplished women who are shaping and defining the arts, media and business in Ghana and beyond. I hope I can help inspire my sisters of Ghana to dare to chase their dreams,” she said.
Media Personality Naa Ashorkor, was the moderator of the panel discussion which began with a one-on-one conversation. Cox talked about the importance of having a blueprint for your career and her transition into acting and Broadway.
On the panel were two of Ghana’s highly accomplished women; Actress/TV Producer, Yvonne Nelson and Media Personality Nana Aba Anamoah who discussed issues such as handling work in a male-dominated industry and helping to mentor young ones to fully use their potentials. The women also spoke on the business aspect of the industry, managing your image, and finding your purpose.
The event was attended by female professionals in the arts, media and entertainment industry, including Efia Odo, E-shun, Cina Soul and several others. Also present was the Music Man, Kojo Antwi who is also billed to perform at the music festival.
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By: Samuel Obeng Appah