Crowning peoples’ heads were crocodile jaws and leopard skins, eagle feathers and shotgun cartridges. This wasn’t Ascot gone bonkers. This was Akwasidae and a celebration of the Ashanti king’s 20-year reign in Ghana. It was an exclusive party and I had an invitation. The radio stations had been talking about it for weeks, the…
Ghana’s chief imam, who recently turned 100, has been praised for championing peace after he attended a Catholic Church service as part of his birthday celebrations. Pictures of Sheikh Osman Sharubutu, sitting attentively in the pews of Christ the King Catholic Church in the Ghanaian capital Accra, have gone viral on social media. The grand mufti,…
The fourth edition of the Ghana Women of the Year Honours came off last Friday, April 13, 2019 at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra. The awards, organised by Glitz Africa, saw nine outstanding women being celebrated for using their expertise, position and influence to inspire others to make a difference in driving other women…
Martin Kwasi Abrokwah, who is an Author of the book the “Revelation, Movement of Akan People from Canaan to Ghana”, has disclosed that Jesus Christ was full blooded Ghanaian. Now I have to admit I am not 100% sold on the idea or such a statement, however, I do have to add that I am…
Award winning rapper E.L drops the official Music video for his song ‘HIGHER’. Video directed by Kemist and Yaw Skyface and was produced by PeeOnDaBeat. Have a view below and share. Elom Adablah (born 28 June 1986), better known by his stage name E.L, is a Ghanaian Afrobeat musician, rapper, singer and producer. EL’s singles include “Obuu Mo”, “Kaalu”, “One Ghana”, “Auntie Martha”,…
While the Kakum Park and Legon Gardens are already famed for their canopy walkways, the Kintampo Falls has had a canopy walkway added to the experience after its reopening.
Though patrons love and enjoy their time on the canopy walkways, not many people had the idea of how those walkways were built or who built them. Well, it has emerged that the walkways and many others across Ghana are the handiwork by a man from Akyem Maase in the Eastern region called Kenneth Akufo Asare.
The amazing story of a wonderful Ghanaian artist. Just watch the video, very cool.
Second-generation Ghanaian immigrants, who like me share a Ghanaian and British identity, personify the continuing connection the two countries have enjoyed since independence. In Ghana, the idea of welcome is everything. The word for it in Twi (the main language other than English) is akwaaba. (Don’t worry if you don’t remember it: you’ll see it everywhere.) On my most recent visit, the spirit of welcome started the moment my flight touched down in Accra, as the Ghanaian passengers began a rapturous round of applause for the captain – not because the journey had been turbulent, but simply as a way of saying thank you.
Sunday: Akwasi, Kwasi, Kwesi, Akwesi, Sisi, Kacely, Kosi
Monday: Kojo, Kwadwo, Jojo, Joojo, Kujoe
Tuesday: Kwabena, Kobe, Kobi, Ebo, Kabelah, Komla, Kwabela, Kobby
Wednesday: Kwaku, Abeiku, Kuuku, Kweku
Thursday: Yaw, Ekow, Yao
Friday: Kofi, Fifi, Fiifi, Yoofi
Saturday: Kwame, Kwamena, Kwamina
I was not a huge fan of Ebony despite meeting her a couple of times. The music was okay, mainstream local pop, and her musical message was not really one I shared. However, what happened to her was very sad. But what I did like about her was that she clearly showed local youth that if you want something from life you are going to have to work really hard for it, and she deserves a heap of credit for that.