By Harriet Ama Bampoe
Sensational Ghanaian singer, songwriter, and performer, Regina Lamisi Awiniman Anabilla Akuka, known by the stage name, Lamisi, has been awarded in the Kingdom of the Netherlands for her exploits in alternative music and for promoting the rich Ghanaian culture to her global audience.
The musician was part of several distinguished individuals and other professionals in the diaspora awarded for flying high the flag of Ghana and contributing their quota to the country’s development in various ways.
The recognition of the musician by the Representative Council of Ghanaian Organisations in the Netherlands (RECOGIN) and the Embassy of Ghana in the Kingdom of the Netherlands happened on Saturday 11th March 2023 at Schepenbergweg in Amsterdam.
Presenting a plaque to the musician, His Excellency Francis Danti Kotia, Ghana’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands commended Lamisi for her great success over the years in representing her people and staying true to her culture, which is evident in her music, costuming, and performances.
“It is important we are doing this today as it shows great respect for you, the others, and the rules you have decided to live by. Honour helps us act in a way that lives up to high ideals, looks out for vulnerable people, and makes a way forward that is better than what has come before; better for everyone. We are convinced this is going to urge you to do more and we also believe that greater things are yet to come for you”, he added.
The ceremony was part of activities to mark the celebration of Ghana’s independence anniversary dubbed “Ghana @ 66 Celebration”, organised by RECOGIN and supported by the Embassy of Ghana in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Akwaaba Holland. Lamisi gave an outstanding performance to crown the ceremony.