Trotro, the only way to travel…..

Transport in Ghana is accomplished by road, rail, air and water through the use of trains, aircraft, vehicles and ships or boats. The types of commercial vehicles recently used in Ghana are ubers, taxies, buses for long journeys, motorbikes and “trotros” which are most commonly used. If you are in Ghana and you plan to…

THE HISTORY OF GHANA’s FLAG

The flag of Ghana has gone through a series of changes since the arrival of the whites, Gold Coast to Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah’s regime and the overthrow of Nkrumah till present day. Significance: The Colours Of The Ghana Flag The flag which uses Pan-African colours was designed by a Ghanaian lady by name Mrs. Theodosia Salame…

Ghana Girls & their Hair. Maybe the most dangerous thing in Ghana

Hair played a significant role in the culture of ancient African civilisations as it symbolised one’s family background, social status, spirituality, tribe, and marital status. As early as the 15th century, hair was the main disseminator among different tribes and within communities of marital status, age, wealth, and rank on the social hierarchy within a community or tribe

5 super cool things to do or see in Accra Ghana.

Accra is a sprawling city with about 2 million residents and one of Africa’s safer capitals. Accra has a mixture of modern buildings, shanty towns, occasional castle and lively markets. The central hub is around the Makola Market; just south of the market is the Atlantic Ocean.

Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Accra Ghana

Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum– is the last resting place of the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. A national park erected in memory of Osagyefo (the Messiah) Doctor Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president and one of its founding fathers. Built on a former British polo field, it was the point where Nkrumah declared independence in 1957.

The story of Black Star Square, it’s big !

Black Star Square is a site for Ghana’s Independence Day parades which falls on the 6th of March every year. It also hosts all major national public gatherings and national festivals. Every visitor is free to take pictures of buildings, including the Black Star Gate, but this might not include close-up shots of the Independence…

The Ghanaian movie industry, #GoGhollyWood

Today, Ghollywood, as the Ghanaian movie industry is known, has come a long way. Apart from the sex appeal of Ghanaian movies, they parade some of the most beautiful actresses in Africa, which has kept movie lovers interested in seeing their faces, even if the movie isn’t so interesting. In the last few years,even Nigerians…

The Jollof Wars

The fight for Jollof rice rights will never end. Yesterday we got the ultimate proof that neither Ghanaians, nor Nigerians, did invent the Jollof rice. This doesn’t mean that the actual originators are the best at cooking it. The info we got ultimately claims that the Wolof people of Senegal/Gambia originated the meal; because of…

Accra, Ghana, “Africa for beginners”

“Africa for beginners”, that is just one way they describe Ghana, and Accra. It is a far safer, calmer, structured example of life in Africa. Oh, and for the record, the “they” here, refers to “Obroni”, the white folk in this part of the world. But they are in so many ways very correct, but…

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! And thank you for finding my little blog all about Accra. This is the city I currently call home, and so while here I thought I would do a small blog about the city, the people, life here and generally anything that takes my fancy on life here in Accra. I…