About Ghana

Different Drums In Ghana

Sub-Saharan African music is characterized by a “strong rhythmic interest” that exhibits common characteristics in all regions of this vast territory, so that Arthur Morris Jones (1889–1980) has described the many local approaches as constituting one main system. C.K. Ladzekpo also affirms the profound homogeneity of approach. West African rhythmic techniques carried over the Atlantic were fundamental ingredients of Afro-American musical genres ...

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The Smock

A Ghanaian smock is a plaid shirt that is similar to the dashiki, worn by men in Ghana. There are also female versions of it. The smock is also called a fugu or a batakari in the northern region,dansika in Frafra,futik in Kusaal both in the upper east region. It is worn by kings in the three northern regions but is now popular across Ghana and even southern Burkina Faso. ...

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Akan Names after Days and Their Appellations

Days which people are born in Ghana automatically give them a particular name. For instance every baby born on thursday, if a boy automatically acquire Yaw or Ekow in addition to his names, If a female too, she acquires Yaa as part of her names. All these names have appellations and some things to look for in them. Below educates ...

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Names according to order of birth in Akan

Children is a sign of fruitfulness and it’s the joy of every parent to produce children. In the past, kids represented wealth. In the olden days, upon giving birth to the tenth child by a woman, a sheep was slained for the celebration. That particular sheep is called ‘Badu Gwan’ which means a sheep for the tenth. Children means alot ...

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Miss Malaika Ghana winners from 2003 to date

Miss Malaika Ghana is a beauty pageant, reality show which first aired in Ghana in 2003. The show is produced by Charter House Productions and airs on Ghana television station TV3 as well as DSTV channel Africa Magic. The pageant is produced as a 12- to 13-week reality show which shows the search for a Ghanaian representative for the Miss Malaika continental competition. It was the first beauty pageant show ...

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Winners Of Miss Ghana Contest From 1957 to date

The Miss Ghana Beauty Pageant was started by the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1957 as an initiative to offer the “Independent” Ghanaian woman a platform to positively impact society. It is the biggest and oldest national beauty pageant in Ghana with Monica Amekoafia becoming the first-ever Miss Ghana. The winner of the competition represents the ...

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List of Asantehemaa from 1695 to date

In Asanteman, the queen mother is the one through whom royal descent is reckoned and thus wields considerable power. She is very instrumental when it comes to enstooling of a new king in the Kingdom. The King consults her when making some key decisions for counsel.

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The 216 Districts in Ghana and their Capitals

Below is a list of all the districts in Ghana. Districts in Ghana are second-level administrative subdivisions of Ghana, below the level of region. The local government system consists of a Regional Co-ordinating Council, a four-tier Metropolitan and a three-tier Municipal/District Assemblies Structure. The District Assemblies are either Metropolitan (population over 250,000), Municipal (population over 95,000) or District (population 75,000 and ...

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List of Asantehene from 1680 to date

The Asantehene is the absolute monarch of the Kingdom of Ashanti, its cultural region Ashantiland, and of the Ashanti (or Asante) people’s ethnic group. The Ashanti royal house traces its line to the Oyoko (an Abusua, meaning ‘clan’) Abohyen Dynasty of Nana Twum and the Beretuo Dynasty of Osei Tutu Opemsoo, who formed the Empire of Ashanti in 1701 and was crowned Asantehene (King of all Ashanti). Osei Tutu held the Ashanti throne ...

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Brief History of the Ghana Currency

Prior to independence, the issue of currency was the responsibility of the West African Currency Board (WACB). The West African pound, shillings and pence, constituted currency issued by the Board and was in circulation in Ghana until July 1958. First Issue of National Currency After Independence, the new monetary authority, the Bank of Ghana, issued its own currency in the ...

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