Multiple award winning recording artist Denning Edem Hotor well known as Edem has been selected among other celebrities to help the Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana embark on a worthy campaign towards child protection and ending child marriage.
As part of the campaign, the prolific musician and family man, Edem has agreed that the commission uses his insightful song Ghetto Arise to produce a mini documentary on child protection, child labor and child marriage.
The Nyedzilo hit maker will hence engage fans and the public via social media on the aforementioned topics.
In a move that intends to use the arts, the High Commissioner of Canada to Ghana, Christopher Thornley, and the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection of Ghana, Honourable Nana Oye Lithur, unveiled a street mural dedicated to Child Protection and Ending Child Marriage in Ghana.
The mural painting, the work of a team of young Ghanaian artists led by Rufai Zakari, features prominently on the High Commission’s front wall on Independence Avenue in Accra. It depicts some of the challenges faced by the country’s most vulnerable, including problems related to child, early and forced marriage, as well as child labour, and underlines the importance of empowering youth through education.
Elated Edem took advantage of the opportunity to present his award as Best International Act, Africa at the Black Canadian Awards to The High Commissioner of Canada to Ghana, Christopher Thornley.