Chance The Rapper And Vic Mensa Team Up With United Airlines To Offer Cheap Flights To Ghana
Garvey’s Black Star Line represented the opportunity for Black people all over the world to connect and succeed politically and economically, even though it was destroyed by U.S. government sabotage and its own poor management. Chance’s most recent music video, his upcoming album, and a festival he and the rapper Vic Mensa will be presenting in Ghana for the first time in January were all inspired by the legacy of Garvey’s seafaring aspirations.
Their first Black Star Line Festival will feature a week of activities, including discussions and concerts, that will end in Accra’s iconic Black Star Square. The headliners include Erykah Badu, T-Pain, Sarkodie, Chance, Mensa, and more. Chance visited Ghana for the first time with Vic Mensa last year and has since returned three more times this year as part of his growing interest in and dedication to establishing relationships between Black people around the world. Accessibility has been a top concern for Chance for the all-ages event.
According to him, United Airlines is providing a year of discounted rates to Ghana after talking with the airline about the restrictions on its flights there. The grounds will have a family-friendly display on the anti-imperialist uprisings in Ghana, Haiti, and Algeria as well as an elders’ section with griot-inspired decor. The first sets of tickets went on sale to Ghanaians yesterday, and more are scheduled to go on sale internationally starting next week.