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King of Ashanti Visits Lambeth Palace: Sector Events Coverage

Intro

The Ashanti Empire was a pre-colonial West African state that emerged in the 17th century in what is now Ghana. The Empire known to be one of West Africa’s strongest and wealthiest is known for its abundance of gold, timber and cocoa. According to history, the Ashanti’s and the British were arch enemies. To make peace with the Ashanti’s, the British exiled the then king Prempeh I to Seychelles island in the 19th century.  Whilst in Seychelles, King Prempeh I, became a member of the Anglican Church.  This conversion to Christianity forged a strong relationship between the Church of England and to date all the kings of the kingdom and their households are regular attending members of Anglican Church in Kumasi, Ghana the seat of the empire.

Challenge

The Lambeth Palace the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury was to host for the first time a historic visit of an Ashanti King.

The Lambeth palace was looking for a content agency to capture the visit in video and photography and produce a short video documentary on the visit.  To ensure the event was appropriately captured, the Palace needed an agency that had understanding of the values and setting of both the Church of England and the Ashanti Kingdom.

Our solution

EMH Global was chosen to undertake the coverage because of its diverse background as a UK based agency with offices in Ghana.  The content production team at EMH had consultations with representatives of the Lambeth Palace and the office of the Ashanti King to agree on the event layout and protocols.

On the day, the EMH photography and video team captured the solemn ceremony in an unobtrusive manner so as not to disrupt the ceremony. The film crew interviewed officials from both Lambeth Palace and the office of the Ashanti King. During post production our editing crew used the interviews as narrative for the documentary.

The outcome  

EMH produced a short documentary on this historic visit which was broadcast on mainstream Television to over 20million viewers in Ghana. EMH Global also broadcast this documentary on its YouTube channel where it has so far had over 33,000 views and still counting to this very day. Click here to check out the project

 

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