Chicago rappers Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa announced their “Black Star Line Festival” in July. Now, they are giving as many fans as possible the opportunity to travel to the host country of Ghana.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Chance shared that he has been to Ghana several times this year and even took kids with them for their own field trip. Chance plans to have his inaugural “Black Star line Festival” in Accra, Ghana, on January 6, 2023.
In an attempt to make the festival a success, Chance and fellow Chicago rapper Vic Mensa have teamed up with United Airlines to provide accessibility. United Airlines, which has had limited flights to Ghana, is now offering discounted fares to the country for a year.
Chance also says creating partnerships while creating the festival is what he cherished the most.
“Creating partnerships has been a really, really dope thing. A big part of it is being able to work with different people and figure out how we can come together to create something that’s for the people,” Chance said.
Other artists joining Chance and Vic for the festival will include Erykah Badu, T-Pain, Jeremih, Tobe Nwigwe, and more.
Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa announced they will be having the festival in Ghana.
Chance announced at the Free The Youth event:
“World, Us, we invite you to West Africa to the gateway to Accra Ghana January 6th the Black Star Line Festival we see the biggest artists in the world coming down for a shared experience, we see 38,000 people a sea of black folks standing out there on Black Star Square January 6th.”
Mensa also gave fans an outlook on what’s to come with the “Black Star Line Festival”:
“So everything we’re doing is with the goal of uniting and building a bridge between black people of the diaspora and the globe with the continent and Ghana is the gateway to all of that.”
Just recently, Vic Mensa and Chance the rapper collaborated to take a group of kids to Ghana for ten days to gain the experience of a lifetime that books don’t allow you to offer.
A group of kids had their dreams come true. Not only did they meet their favorite rappers from their hometown, Chi-Town, but they also got to experience learning history in Ghana on a ten-day field trip.