SyPhics Studios in partnership with 4syte TV, both of Ghana, and the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) is holding this year’s edition of AfroXmas — the biggest Masquerade carnival in Greater Accra on Christmas day, December 25, 2020, in Tema.
With over 12 masquerade groups in the Tema Metropolis participating in the event, this year’s festival promises to be more special with the annual event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Unity Fancy Club located in Tema Community 1, one of Ghana’s popular port cities.
MaskedUp is the theme for this 2020 edition of AfroXmas which will see top music acts in the country grace this year’s festival as well as other fun side attractions.
CEO of SyPhics Benjamin Swanzy Kwesi shared the plan of this year’s goal for AfroXmas and urged all to be a part when he said: “…we are trying to be consistent with this annual event to showcase not just Tema, but Ghana as a whole to the rest of the world with the masquerade culture. Gone were the days where people believed masquerading was for recalcitrants and riff raffs. We are elated the perception is changing at a very fast rate.”
“It’s been a very tough year for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we would like to use this year’s festival to ease the stress on people and create a perfect fun environment for us all.”
He continued to share the details of the event and why the event is being hosted at the Tema Community center in community 1. “We see the efforts of these various groups spread across Tema and this year happens to be the 20th anniversary of the Unity Fancy Club who are based in community 1 so it was a great idea to bring it to their home to celebrate them and also this great city and country of ours,” he said.
There will be a security presence and a standby ambulance at the event grounds as usual so attendees can feel secured and comfortable, it’s a precautionary measure as organizers expect no serious emergencies.
Swanzy concluded by thanking key supporters of the event, Hon. Felix Nii Annang-La (Tema MCE) and Hon. Yves Nii Noi (MP, Tema Central) and also the entire AfroXmas team. He also urged everyone coming to remember to wear their masks and ensure that they adhere to all the Covid safety protocols as they join the celebrations.