Countdown has begun for the 8th edition of AfroXmas Masquerade Carnival 2023. The cultural event which is scheduled to take place from December 25–26 is held annually in Ghana’s popular port city, Tema, which is 25 kilometres east of the nation’s capital city, Accra.
AfroXmas is a display of what Ghana has to offer culturally, as well as a venue for people to celebrate the pride of their African ancestry. The carnival is organised by Syphics Studios, a consortium of event companies.
As a media partner, TheAfricanDream.net is excited about its new edition, and has covered the event since its second edition in 2016.
According to Syphics Studios, the event stands for celebrating Christmas the African way, and having the locals enjoy the festivities with afro culture in colourful styles. They refer to it as the ideal way to celebrate the end of the year.
In its wake, it will feature stunning masquerade shows, energetic music and amazing dance performances. Colourful traditional masquerade costumes will pour into the streets of Tema in December, creating a mood of excitements and fun.
“AfroXmas is already the biggest masquerade celebration in Tema, and we also use it to give back to the society by collaborating with local partners to celebrate and promote Ghana’s rich culture,” said Benjamin Swanzy Kwesi, CEO of SyPhics Studios to TheAfricanDream.net, in a phone conversation.
Last year, Syphics Studios presented a plaque of appreciation to the Tema Traditional Council for their support.
AfroXmas also presented a plaque to Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive Hon. Yohane Amarh Ashitey, Member of Parliament for Tema Central Constituency Yves Nii Noi Hanson-Nortey, and former Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive Felix Mensah Nii Anang-La, and BlowChem Industries Limited.
“The overlords of Tema and the traditional leaders are fully in support of the afroXmas and it has come to stay,” said Nii Bortey Kofi Frankwa II, the Oyibi Gonten Mantse and Regent of the Nungua Mankralo stool, in Accra Ghana in a statement last year.
According to Syphics, AfroXmas is not just an event, it’s an experience. It’s a celebration of community, a showcase of culture and local talent, and an opportunity to have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime.
“Whether you’re a local resident or just visiting the port city of Tema in Ghana, the AfroXmas Carnival is a must-attend event.”