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Destination Accra

Explore the sights and sounds of Accra, Ghana with Stormzy, JoJo and Jay.

Destination Accra is a film that lets you interact with MOBO award-winner Stormzy, Ghanaian singer JoJo Abot and BBC Introducing artist Jay Vades, the musicians behind the exclusive BBC 1Xtra track Mievado (We've Arrived).

Choose who to follow as they experience the sights, sounds and smells of Ghana's capital city, and take control of the cameras as you watch the final track, as performed on BBC 1Xtra's Live Lounge.

Destination Accra was made by young filmmakers JJ Jemiyo and Moses Ssebandeke, who travelled to Accra, Ghana with the artists in a joint commission from The Space and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Destination Africa.

   

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About this Artist

Destination Accra was commissioned by The Space and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Destination Africa. The film was made by JJ Jemiyo and Moses Ssebandeke, and features JoJo Abot, Strormzy and Jay Vades.

JoJo Abot is a Ghanaian singer/songwriter, artist and fashion designer based in New York.

Moses Ssebandeke is a filmmaker from London and a graduate of the BBC Academy. He has also worked on video projects for BBC Comedy, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

Stormzy, also known as Michael Omari, is an English MC who makes both grime and rap music. At the 2014 MOBO Awards his EP, The Dreamer’s Disease, won him the prize for Best Grime Act. He was named as an artist to look out for in the BBC's Sound of 2015 list, and was the first unsigned rapper to play Later with Jools Holland.

Jay Vades, also known as Jay Busia, is a music producer from east London. Heavily influenced by Timbaland and The Neptunes, he has produced music for a variety of artists ranging from No.1 songstress Jess Glynne to X Factor vocal coach & songwriter Ali Tennant. BBC Introducing invited him to take part in Destination Accra.

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