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.

Gold merchant camels
Culture and People

The Ghana Empire

Raise and fall of the Ghana Empire. What brought one of the wealthiest and the most powerful empires in Africa to a fall?

Main image
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.

Lighting up for tomorrow
Culture and People

Romantic places to visit in Ghana

Explore romantic things to do and places to visit in Ghana Valentine's Day or not. We share ideas on where to go with your significant other and spend some needed quality time together.

Main image
Culture and People

Black History Month in Ghana

February or Black History Month is an annual celebration in remembrance and appreciation to those who have taken the courage to stand up against oppression of many kinds. Here are some outstanding Ghanaians whose stories must be told in the light of black excellence around the world.

The festival
Culture and People

Edina Bronya

Edina Bronya is a festival celebrated by the people and chiefs of Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana. It is a native version of the Christmas festival and is celebrated on the first Thursday of January of the new year. Festival also signifies the bond between the Elmina people and the Dutch.

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.

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.

Hello sign
Culture and People

Languages in Ghana

Ghana is a multilingual country with over 80 ethnic languages that are spoken by people from different tribes in the country, however, English is the official foreign language.

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.

Flag of Ghana
Culture and People

Constitution Day in Ghana

Constitution day in Ghana is a public holiday celebrated on the 7th of January every year. It is celebrated in recognition of the 1992 constitution and the birth of the 4th republic of Ghana.

Main image
Culture and People

Inspiring women in Ghana

Ghana has seen lots of women who have set pace in music, literature, creativity and showed bravery and exceptional leadership abilities. Some of these women are Yaa Asantewaa, Efua Sutherland, Ama Ata Aidoo, Thodosia Okoh and many others.

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.

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.

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.