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First Anniversary of kente dance in Ohio

Columbus, Ohio

A year ago, Ghanaians in Columbus, Ohio made a huge noise with their first
ever Kente Dance in conjunction with Agoo magazine. The first anniversary
of the Kente Dance recently took place with a special guest appearance by
movie heavyweight; Van Vicker. The event organized by Akwaaba Promotions
which included;Lydia Yeboah (Biggest Ghanaweb fan in Ohio), Benard Opoku,
Richard Okyere, Sam Afful, Alex Amoafo and Nana Ama. Mr. Kwabena Yeboah
designated as Van's body guard.

Among the special guests included; Nana Odeneho, Nana Gyamfi, Professor
Padmore, Yacob Amare and others.

Akwaaba Promotions also took the opportunity to make award presentations on
behalf of the Ghanaian community in Ohio to movie superstar; Van Vicker
and Charles Nimmo Ntiamoah-Mensah aka Mr. CNN, Media Personality of
Ghanaweb. Van Vicker was presented with The Best Ghanaian Actor Award by
Professor Padmore. Mr. CNN was also presented with; The Best Media
Personality of the Year Award by; Nananom; Nana Odeneho and Nana Gyamfi.

Both award receipients offered their sincere gratitudes to the Ghanaian
community in Ohio for the recognition. Van Vicker mentioned that he had
travelled around the country since his arrival and that evening was the best
time he has had so far. He said he really felt appreciated by their

There were also various competitions which took place and they included; The
Best Kaba style, The Best Hairdo and Best Men's Cloth (Based on design and
best way worn)

The Best Kaba style finalists included; Victorine Arvo, Abigail Fosu,
Daphane Spencer, Yvonne Spencer and Gifty Mensah. The winner was; Yvonne
Spencer and chosen by Van Vicker.

The Best Hairdo finalists included; Agartha Fosu, Janet Boakye and Victoria
Tawiah. The winner was; Janet Boakye and chosen by Yacob

The Best Men's Cloth finalists included; K Amoateng, Kevin Mark Bruce and
Peter Kuffour. The winner was; Peter Kuffour and chosen by

The spotlight on the first anniversary of Ohio Kente Dance was brought
courtesy of Akwaaba Promotions and Mr. & Mrs Benard Opoku.


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fans taking pictures of Van Vicker (right) as he got seated
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Drummers entertaining guests and Kete dancers on display
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Kete dancing continues
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A couple on the dance floor enjoying the music
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Mr. MC and partner showing some dance moves
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Guests on the dance floor
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Ladies having a great time
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Pretty ladies having fun
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Van Vicker posing with the pretty Spencer sisters
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Padmore presenting the award to Van Vicker
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Van Vicker posing with finalists of the Best Kaba Style competition. Winner was; Yvonner Spencer (third from left with parcel)
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Yacob Amare posing with finalists of the Best Hairdo finalists. Winner was; Janet Boakye (The MCs lady, second left with parcel)
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Peter Kuffour, Winner of the Best Kente Cloth offering a remark
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Van Vicker offering his thanks and flanked by organizers. Behind him is his designated body guard; Mr. Kwabena Yeboah
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Mr. CNN (Second left) and Van Vicker posing with Lydia Webb (middle, Event Organizer) and others
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Mr. CNN and Van Vicker posing with their awards
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Van Vicker posing with Nananom and guests
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Mr. & Mrs Benard Opoku