Over 300 guests from around the world gathered at Limkokwing University’s Hall of Fame to celebrate Afrosphere; an event that showcases African culture and diversity on 29 March 2019.
Organised by the Limkokwing student community, Afrosphere is part of a series of cultural events that build up to the annual cultural festival where students from over 150 nations get to exhibit their traditions and cultural heritage through music, fashion, art and food.
The event featured a mesh of lively and creative performances exhibiting an array of traditional attires from eight African nations namely; Congo, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Sudan, Swaziland, Nigeria and Tanzania.
In conjunction with the event, there was also a birthday celebration for Limkokwing students born in March.
According to Uganda’s television anchor from NBSTV, Solomon Serwanjja the event was a smooth sailing and beautiful.
“Today is African night but I see many Arabs, Europeans, and Asians come together to enjoy the performances, you don’t see this kind of event in the other University,” said Solomon.
For Afrosphere’s guest performer, Darlington Okoro or better known as Dee Kid this year’s event was better as more countries were present.
Deborah Becker from Switzerland said, “We don’t have this kind of event in Switzerland, so it was nice to see the showcase because it was full of color and meaningful event.”
Acknowledging this is her fourth time joining the Afrosphere, Hannah from Nigeria acknowledged this year’s event is more exciting and full of great performances.
“I see that the number of visitors and performance increasing every year. The music celebration showcases the rich melodic sounds of Africa and there is a full crowd from various types of countries,” Hannah commented.
For Kamilla Avanesyant from Uzbekistan, the most interesting in Afrosphere is the fashion.
“I like their fashion especially African clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup and hairstyle and at the same time, we can learn about different cultures,” she said.
Jessy Low from Malaysia admitted that Afrosphere is not just a celebration, as it teaches the participants teamwork, and to respect other races.
“Afrosphere showcased really good performances. At the same time, while entertaining, visitors are able to socialize in full harmony,” she said.
Due to her deep interest in the African culture, Amatiallah Esam from Yemen said she invited all of her friends from different countries to join Afrosphere.
“I do not want my friends to miss such a great event because it’s colorful, lively with a variety of traditional and modern mixture,” she said.