Friday, 27.8.2021
19:20 – 20:20, Kino in der Kulturbrauerei (Saal 6)

»ADIKORO – Women in Music – Ghana«

African artists are enjoying an increase in international popularity. Whether it’s Wizkid or Burna Boy, sold-out tours or features with stars from the West like Drake and Beyoncé: pop from the continent has entered the global stage and is going to stay there. At least, the men will. Because female acts obviously have a harder time. The question of why this is the case is the central question of the documentary film project by Afropop expert and curator Pamela Owusu-Brenyah. The Pop-Kultur programme team member travelled to Ghana to get to the bottom of the socio-economic conditions that block women’s access and visibility in the local and global pop business with female artists as well as women in the music business. In Twi, »ADIKORO« means something like »equal,« and this is the title of Owusu-Brenyah’s debut: The grievance that it documents is to be resolved, encouraging female artists to follow their dreams of a music career.

Supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media in the framework of Pop-Kultur International.

Pamela Owusu-Brenyah (Photo: Frank-Joung)
Pamela Owusu-Brenyah (Photo: Frank-Joung)

Executive Producer
Pop-Kultur Festival
Director / Curator
Pamela Owusu-Brenyah

Production Manager
Assumpta Dickens
Production Administration
Benjamin Lebrave
Caleb Odartey Mango
Godfred Asante
DOP Assistant + 2nd Camera OP:
Bismark Aryee
Godfred Asante
Mohammed Abdul Majeed
Fifi Asiamah-Kusi
BTS Video + Images
Sylvester Darku
Sound Technician
Richard Yaw Antwi
Light Technician
Albert Koranteng
Drone Flyer
Nana Yaw
Emmanuel Narh
Music Production

Sister Deborah Ria Boss
Poetra Asantewaa

Industry Experts
Black Girls Glow
(Ria Boss / Poetra Asantewaa / Damm Taykiwaa)
Christopher Koney
Cynthia Quarcoo
Elizabeth Ntiamoah
Ruddy Kwakye

Iveth Stunner
Harmonie – Blue

Bondai Restaurant
Front Back Osu
Palm Moments Asylum Down
Republica Bar