The Chairman of the DreamChild Foundation, Olurogun Oskar C.J. Ibru, has paid a courtesy call to President Akufo-Addo to brief him on the Foundation’s upcoming HoodTalk Music Festival.
DreamChild Foundation is an NGO committed to the provision of adequate health care, education and other relevant services to young people in Africa.
Its HoodTalk Music Festival is a project to bring young people from across Ghana together, through the power of music, to discuss topical issues about their progress while engaging in healthy entertainment.
The festival is being organised in collaboration with Virtual Hub Entertainment GH. It has already received endorsement from the Office of the President.
At the meeting with President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra on Sunday, July 16, the DreamChild Foundation Chairman explained to the Ghanaian leader, among other things, that the HoodTalk Music Festival was part of an initiative to raise funds to build five pediatric hospitals in five regions in Ghana.
Olorogun Oskar Ibru is Chairman/CEO of the Ibru Organisation, a large conglomerate with headquarters in Nigeria. The company has considerable investment in Ghana, notably Lansdown Resort, Aburi and Wanshi Events Centre, Asylum Down in Accra.
He told President Akufo-Addo that similar festivals would be held in other West African countries, and subsequently across the continent, after the Ghana run.
The first concert has been scheduled for early September, 2023 at the Kingdom Gardens, Ashiyie- Regimanuel Katamanso Estate in Accra. Other HoodTalk shows have been billed for Tamale, Kumasi, Takoradi and Ho.
The climax of the festival will be in December, 2023 at the Independence Square in Accra.
Olurogun Oskar Ibru later told the media after the meeting with President Akufo-Addo that he was grateful to the Ghanaian leader for the opportunity to explain details about the HoodTalk Music Festival.
He was hopeful the government of Ghana would continue to treat the health sector as a key element of development and, like DreamChild Foundation, prioritise the welfare and health needs of young people.