June 21, 2024


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Bentley’s ‘Best Program of the Year’ Celebrates African Culture


Incoming ASA President Kweku Ashiagbor ’23 agrees. “We desired to force it to a new common. All people was keen to see what we experienced in retail outlet.” 

Mukosolu Obukwelu dancing on stage with his mother
Mukosolu Obukwelu ’22 dances with his mother.

To rejoice this year’s “Kingdoms of Africa” theme, attendees were being inspired to have on official African attire symbolizing various African cultures. Emcee and comic Younger Prince hosted the party, which featured performances by musicians Rema and Prince Lucas, the UMass Afrodites dance team, the Afro Caribbean Dance Team, the Comedy Dr and spoken-term poet Amanda Shea. A manner demonstrate by Omo Studios and audio by DJ Wonka contributed to the power of the night. African cuisine was catered by Anokye Krom cafe. 

Hassan says he was astonished to “see our eyesight arrive to everyday living. A gala of this magnitude hasn’t been performed by college students prior to and it was remarkable to see what is achievable when learners are specified the means to develop a vision.” 

The event’s university student professionals invested nearly 6 months on logistics these kinds of as getting in contact with reserving businesses, advertising the function to the community and planning a menu. 

Ashiagbor’s “wow” instant of the night took place in the course of Rema’s overall performance. “I was standing there seeking at the group and anything else going on, and I understood that we definitely did this suitable. It reveals what takes place when college students of coloration are offered the resources to present what we can do and what we have to offer you.”


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