Kente spools
Culture and People

The history of Kente and Adinkra symbols

Did you know the most popular locally-made fashion item in West Africa - Kente Cloth - was discovered by two friends in a forest upon meeting Anansi the spider?

Let me take you through the history on the making of Kente, what the colours mean and explain some of the Adinkra Symbols we use in making Kente.

Benson Ibeabuchi Homowo 2018 2
Culture and People

Homowo Festival - Celebration of Harvest

Homowo Festival in Greater Accra region attracts many people every year. Food, songs, dance and joy fill the streets in appreciation of harvest.

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Culture and People

Fetu Afahye Festival

The Fetu Afahye Festival is undoubtedly the most important calendar amongst the Fante people of the central region of Ghana. The Fetu Afahye Festival is celebrated by the Oguaa or Cape Coast Traditional Area of Central Region.

Ashanti chief Kumasi Ghana
Culture and People

Celebrating Adae (Akwasidae) Festival

A magnificent celebration of Ashanti people. Every 6 weeks this spectacular and vibrant celebration brings people together at Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.

The Queen Warrior
Culture and People

Who was Yaa Asantewaa?

Yaa Asantewaa was a Queen Warrior, Legend, Hero, Leader, Queen Mother, Grandmother, Inspiration for generations, not only in Ghana. Among a list of wonderful things, Yaa Asantewaa is no doubt one of the most courageous and heroic warriors in history.

Read her history here.

The Flag
Culture and People

Who was the woman behind Ghana's Flag?

The flag of a country of the country is a representation of its history, its heritage, the culture of its people, and the hope for its future. In many countries, important individuals hoist their flags during national anthems to show their respect for the country. The story is no different with the Ghanaian flag.

Arrival of the President of Ghana at the Conference in Belgrade 1961
Culture and People

A few interesting facts about Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah is a controversial but loved historical figure in Ghana’s history - a leader and advocate of pan-Africanism - he leads Ghana to independence in 1957. His intellect and determination are admirable. He is still honoured and celebrated in Africa. Here are some interesting facts about the first president of Ghana.

Women dancing at a cultural festival in Ghana
Culture and People

Hogbetsotso Festival

Hogbetsotso is a festival celebrated by the Anlo tribe of Ghana. It is a festival celebrated in memory of their journey from their origin to their present-day location. The festival is celebrated on the first Sunday of November. The name of the festival is derived from the ewe language and it translates simply as the festival of exodus.