Kisumu city to host 5th World Blacks and Africans Festival of Arts and Culture
This event signifies the unity, cultural wealth, and commitment to fostering African arts and culture
Kisumu City, nestled on the picturesque shores of Lake Victoria, is gearing up to become the epicentre of cultural excellence as it proudly steps into the spotlight as the host city for the esteemed 5th World Blacks and Africans Festival of Arts and Culture (
FESTAC Africa festival) in 2024. TV BRICS is the media partner of the event.
The declaration and endorsement of Kisumu City as the festival’s next host are scheduled for 18 October 2023.
This momentous occasion will be graced by a distinguished delegation, including influential media outlets, both local and international, and eminent personalities hailing from South Africa, West Africa, East Africa, and the USA. Together, they will convene to bestow their endorsement upon Kisumu city, carrying forward the rich legacy of the 57-year-old FESTAC Africa festival.
The event has been orchestrated in collaboration with Mama Grace Onyango Cultural and Social Centre and Misango Arts Ensemble, who are set to curate a day filled with an array of activities, including captivating exhibitions and electrifying performances, all of which will unfold at the Grace Onyango Cultural and Social Centre.
One of the day’s highlights will be a thought-provoking public lecture delivered by the eminent African scholar, Prof. PLO Lumumba, titled “The Role of The Youth In Shaping Africa’s Future.”
Notable attendees include the Chairman of FESTAC, Engr. Mr. Yinka Abioye; FESTAC Africa CEO, Ms. Grace Mumo, Festival Director, Mr. Lehlohonolo Peega, FESTAC Ambassador Dr. Rosemary Gituma among other.
The day’s programme is a meticulously planned affair, designed to capture the essence of this momentous occasion.
The declaration of Kisumu as the host city for FESTAC Africa festival 2024 is not just a significant milestone for Kisumu but also for Kenya and the entire African continent. This event signifies unity, cultural wealth, and commitment to fostering African arts and culture. It serves as a beacon of hope for youth, inspiring them to embrace and celebrate their heritage.