Supported by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Pacific International Lines and the Africa-South East Asia Chamber of Commerce, the exhibition was the first in a series of exciting activities to foster closer business and cultural ties between Singapore and Africa, by the Centre for African Studies, under its Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Programme.
We were happy to be enlisted to work together with the Public Relations team from the Africa-South East Asia Chamber of Commerce to pitch this exhibition to the media for coverage.
Aago crafted several pitch story angles but the one which stood out most was “Art befitting a Queen”. “Okinka” after all refers to the famed last queen of Guinea Bissau, Okinka Pampa Kanyimpa. Venerated as the sovereign protector of the Bijagos Islands, Queen Okinka epitomizes the empowerment of women. And throughout her stay as a royal visitor in Singapore at the The Art Space, Suntec City Mall Tower, she queened over the 50+ other precious African art pieces.