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.

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.

Interesting facts about Kwame Nkrumah

Dive into some interesting facts about Kwame Nkrumah, his life and legacy. Explore the fascinating journey of Ghana's first president and a symbol of pan-Africanism - a man who shaped the destiny of a nation and inspired entire Africa towards unity and independence.

Ghana's Independence Day

In celebration of Ghana's Independence Day we explore the historical significance, and global celebrations that mark this significant day. From Accra's Black Star Square to festivities around the world, Ghanaians honour their journey to freedom and unity on March 6th.

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.

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.

Black History Month in Ghana

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. We celebrate heroes and their sacrifices for Ghana's future and the global struggle for freedom and equality.

Tanoboase Sacred Grove and Shrine

Visiting the Tanoboase Sacred Grove and Shrine is a unique experience that is both spiritual and educational. The site is located near the village of Tanoboase in the Techiman, Brong Ahafo region of Ghana, and is believed to be the cradle and traditional home of the Bono 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.

Edina Bakatue Festival

The Edina Bakatue Festival is an annual event in Elmina, Ghana, celebrating unity, heritage, and the river deity Nana Benya. Held on the first Tuesday of July, it marks the start of the fishing season. The six-week preparation period includes purification rituals, capping of the shrine, and specific weekly activities. The festival culminates with the Paramount Chief casting his net into the river, signifying the lifting of bans and the start of a prosperous period.

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.

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.

African Union

The African Union is a continental union consisting of 55 member states located on the continent of Africa. The AU was announced in the Sirte Declaration in Sirte, Libya, on 9 September 1999, calling for the establishment of the African Union.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

Delve into the fascinating history of Ghana's first president at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. This beautiful park is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Ghana's cultural heritage. With its grand mausoleum, beautiful sculptures, and serene surroundings, the park offers an inspiring look at the life and legacy of one of Africa's greatest leaders.

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?

Easter in Ghana: From Solemn Rituals to Sky-High Thrills

Easter in Ghana is a seamless blend of traditional religious observances and cultural festivities. From solemn church services and community outreach to lively beach parties and the thrilling paragliding festival in Kwahu, Ghana's Easter is a unique experience. Go on a journey through the various aspects of Easter in Ghana, and see how this global festival is celebrated with a distinctive Ghanaian flair.