Akornefa Akyea

    “Livin’ It Up”

    Akornefa is a Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. Her presentation of “Livin’ It Up” is an expression of Black joy and culture during a time when Black people around the world are being inundated with images of violence and are experiencing a collective feeling of grief. For Akornefa, it was extremely healing to pair this song with images of happiness, community and footage from her time in Ghana in December 2019.

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