Culture

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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Nana Anima Wiafe-Akenten – First PhD holder in Twi

She simply loves to study languages but certainly not the Spanish, French or English that most students love to pursue. Hers is the Akan language, Twi to be precise. Her passion for the precise usage of the Twi language motivated her to study it from the primary level all the way to the tertiary level. This indeed has been a ...

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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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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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Districts, Municipals and Metropolitans in Ghana and Their Capitals I

Ghana is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Ghana has Accra as it’s capital city and a total population of about 27 million. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km², Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. The country has 10 regions with ten regional ...

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Days of the week in Ewe

 

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Some African Names And Their Meaning

Names in African cultures are pointers to their users’ hopes, dreams and aspirations; they may reflect their users’ geographical environments, their fears, their religious beliefs, and their philosophy of life and death. Children’s names may even provide insights into important cultural or socio-political events at the time of their birth. The circumstances surrounding a child’s birth may be considered when ...

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Ananse stories

Why the Spider is bald Ananse and his Shadow Ananse and brother death Kweku Ananse and his Mother-in-Law Ananse and the Pot of Wisdom Why Ananse Has Eight Skinny Legs Kweku Ananse and His New Wife Ananse and the Birds Ananse and the Village People Kweku Ananse and Abebe the Grasshopper Ghanaian Story: Friends Forever Ghanaian Story: The Princess’s Wedding ...

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Speakers of Parliament of Ghana from 1951 to date

Legislative representation in Ghana dates back to 1950, when the country (then known as Gold Coast) was a British colony. The body, called the Legislative Council, was purely advisory as the Governor exercised all legislative and executive powers. Reforms were introduced in 1916 and 1925, although the governor’s power remained extensive. In 1946, a new constitution was introduced that allowed ...

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