Gospel musician Noble Nketsiah has finally outdoored a new album since 2009. His much awaited fifth, titled I.Am.Noble, was part of a double launch at the African Regent Hotel on Sunday July 26, 2015.
Dubbed Noble’s Executive Launch, the event which targeted some 70 influential personalities in our society, saw the official launch of I.Am.Noble alongside the launch of his second social responsibility project dubbed- First 1,000 Days of the Child Campaign.
Noble performed five of the most promising songs off the new album- Worthy Is Ur Name, Hope & Praiz, Sweet Love, Nhyira and Ayeyi; before performing some of his popular old hits including Se Metease Yi and Mometie. There were performances by Rev. Yawson, Joyce Blessing and Kwabena Kwabena. The event was hosted by comedian DKB and started with a poetry presentation on the subject, by Nenebi.
The first 20 copies of I.Am.Noble were auctioned and donated as seed fund by Noble to the project. CEO of JL Properties, Dr James Orleans-Lindsay bought the first copy at GHc5,000, while Mr. Michael Adjovu, MD of Midland Savings & Loans bought the next for GHc6,000.
Spokesperson for ex-President Kufuor, Frank Agyekum, who represented the Chairman ex-President J.A Kufuor, bought the CD for GHc2,000; same as Patrick Blay. Mr. Samuel Afrane and Mr. Nyantakyi bought the CD at GHc1,000; while MP for Tano North Constituency, Hon Freda Prempeh at GHc510. Dr. Mensah, Emmanuel Appeaning, Yaw Amoako-Amoako, Olivia Klego, Nana Aba Acquaah, Soraya Anglow, Offei Nkansah, Rev & Mrs Mpeaning all bought each CD at GHc500. Mrs Larkai bought the CD at GHc200.
The fundraiser started with Noble pledging to donate 20% of all proceeds from his latest album (I.am.Noble), to support the campaign. The event was co-chaired by Dr Joyce Aryee.
The 1st 1,000 Days of the Child Campaign is activated by the Ghana Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Scaling up Nutrition (GHACCSSUN) with Noble Nketsiah as National ambassador.
Initiated by the United Nations for Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) to support Governments and countries across the world, the Campaign seeks to promote targeted action and investment to improve nutrition for mothers and children in the 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s 2nd birthday.
“As Ambassador, my primary responsibility include partnering GHACCSSUN in raising awareness (national and internationally) and funds to sustain the campaign”, says Noble.
The campaign’s development partners at the event include reps from USAID, World Vision, JICA, GIZ, Care International, FAO, UnReach, NDPC, WFP and UNICEF, Gain, Hunger Project and CRS. They will be working with Noble on this project.
“Funds raised will be channeled to prosecute 1,000 Days of the Child campaign through awareness creation, advocacy, community outreach and public education to influence policy direction, instigate behavioral change and enhance national commitment to increase investment in child nutrition in Ghana”, says Verus Nartey, Noble Nketsiah’s Executive Producer/Manager.
The event was produced by Noble’s label, Showbiz Africa with support from GHACCSSUN, with stunning décor by Naa Dede of Queenie’s World and Ohene of First Class. Next, Noble plans two public launches in Kumasi and Takoradi ahead of his trip to the UK for other similar activations in December 2015.