Wilaa Festival


  • Cultural festival
  • 27 Apr 2024
  • Wilaa Shrine
    Takpo - Upper West
  • Ghana


Wilaa Festival is an annual festival celebrated by the chiefs and people of Takpo in the Nadowli district in the Upper West Region of Ghana. It is usually celebrated in the month of April.

During the festival, visitors are welcomed to share food and drinks. The people put on traditional clothes and there is durbar of chiefs. There is also dancing and drumming.

This festival is celebrated to give thanks to their ancestral gods, ask for guidance and protection and pacification of gods of the Wilaa shrine.

Image by Yaw Pare.