Media, creative arts practitioners and students of the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) gathered at the Folks Place-National Theatre, in Accra last Friday, 3rd September 2021, to hold a vigil in honour of cinematographer and media trainer Kwamena Ansah Aboagye who was announced dead in July this year.
Until his sudden demise, the late Kwamena Aboagye was Head of Production and Business Development at NAFTI.
He was a freelance professional photographer at Opeele Images and a Canon photography training facilitator in Ghana.
According to a representative of the organizers, Mr Kwasi Ahiagble, the vigil was a celebration of Kwamena Aboagye’s life and works, in recognition of his dedication to the training of Film, Television and Media professionals in Ghana over the past 30 years.
The solemn night was filled with glowing testimonies and solemn tributes from friends, media and creative arts practitioners for his contribution to the growth of media arts.
There were also musical performances and a commemorative send-off ceremony by the Cinematographers Guild of Ghana to symbolically end his professional practice.
The event was organized by Friends of Kwamena Aboagye in partnership with NAFTI Alumni Association, Ghana Academy of Film and Television Arts(GAFTA) and the National Film and Television Institute – NAFTI.