Nollywood: Majid and John Dumelo in New York

Majid and John DumeloBronx, New York: Easter celebration has become a tradition and an integral part for the Kwahu people of Ghana as well as those in diaspora. As part of the 3-day festivities organised by Kwahuman Association of New York, two of Ghana’s best movie actors, Majid Michel and John Dumelo, will hit the Big Apple this weekend to participate in Kwahu Easter 2013.

It is important to be innovative when it comes to this festive occasion which is intended to raise funds for community projects and also as part of an annual friends and family reunion. This year, Easter celebration in New York City have taken a different dimension; with the aim of attracting youth participation and to mimic the long weekend activities usually observed by our brothers and sisters in Ghana; the president of the Association, Frederick Ansong Obrempong Dwamena stressed.

In addition to the main fundraising event on Saturday, March 30th, the Limousine ride party with Majid and John on Good Friday night in the City and the Sunday red carpet cocktail at Sam’s Café are all part of the weekend’s activities to bring excitement to our members and the community in general, he added. The Vice President of the Association, Mr. Steve Darkwah, reemphasized the President’s commitments to fly Kwahu citizens in New York and their friends to Ghana next year to join their brothers and sisters for the 2014 Easter Homecoming Festival organized by Global Touch Production.

Majid and John flew all the way from Ghana to be part of this year's Easter and to support the clean water project fundraising event for Kwahu Traditional area. Some members of the Association who were interviewed expressed their readiness to take part in all the 3-day events. For the first time in 30 years we are truly experiencing “real” Easter celebration similar to what we witnessed back home in Ghana; this is historic. It is a warm up for our Homecoming Easter in Ghana next year, she stressed.

The president of the Association, on his Facebook wall, appealed to Easter celebrants to use the death and resurrection of Christ meaningfully and not to engage in excessive drinking, indecent dressing and other immoral activities. This year’s event was sponsored by Prestige Travel and Tour.

Source: Kofi Agyei, Asaase Aban News (

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