Culture

IF YOU DIDN’T PLAY ANY OF THESE, YOU ARE AN Z-GENERATION BABY

The ‘rich kid’ life was one that the not so ‘rich kid’ watched and wished for. The piano lessons, ballet dance classes and swimming lessons was one every child would have enjoyed. However, the not so rich kids were not devoid of immense entertainment when it came to enjoying their childhood games. While the ‘rich kids’ were having fun with their ...

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The Akan Matriclans

A clan, with membership determined by matrilineal descent from a common ancestor. There are eight major matriclans within the akan group. Its normally determined from the mother and they call it ‘3na ade3’ which simply means heritage from the mother. Each of the matriclans has its own qualities and traits. It also has its totem, patriarch and stool occupied. Enjoy ...

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Child-naming and its impact on the Ghanaian child

Babies born in Ghana come with one permanent name depending on which day in the week the baby is born. Ashantis may decide to skip their child’s day name and choose a different day name. This often happens when they name the child after a special person, a hero/heroine, a friend or a business partner. They often adapt the full ...

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National Festival of Arts & Culture held

It was all colourful and fun at the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFAC) as the various cultures across the country came together to mark Regional Day. At the forecourt of the State House, chiefs, queen mothers, cultural troupes and school children gathered to commemorate the week-long festival. The National Festival of Arts and Culture is an event organised ...

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Culture: Check Out Ghana’s Famous Beads Produce Tribe; The Krobo People Of Ghana

The Krobo people are grouped as part of Ga-Dangme ethnolinguistic group and they are also the largest group of the seven Dangbe ethnic groups of Southeastern Ghana. They are farming people who occupy Accra Plains, Akuapim Mountains and the Afram Basin. The historical origins of Krobo people to their present habitation is a subject of great academic and oral debate ...

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Salvation Presby Church Goes Traditional

The pride of African is basically the various beautiful cultural ceremonies and apparels that are exhibited on the continent and exposed to the world. African clothing is the traditional clothing worn by the people of Africa to exhibit the rich culture of the continent. Ghana has a beautiful way of projecting her culture and prides herself in the beauty of ...

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21st Kente festival launched

The Chiefs and People of the Agotime Traditional Area in the Volta Region, have launched the 21st edition of the annual Kente Festival-Agbamevor-za, with a call on citizens to join hands in showcasing the rich cultural Kente Cloth of Ghana, to the international community to promote tourism and development. The Konor of the Agotime Traditional area, Nene Nuer Keteku III, ...

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How the traditional wedding ceremony is performed in Ghana

On the set date the groom and his family, along with invited guests show up early at the bride’s house. The groom’s family knocks at the door/gate by saying ‘agoo’ to which the bride’s family responds ‘amee’. The groom’s family sits on one side, while the bride’s family sits on the other side facing each other. The ceremony begins with ...

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10 things required for a traditional wedding ceremony in Ghana

We have listed below some of the thing which will be required and their significance. 1. Bride price A price a groom should be prepared to pay if he has intended to marry a certain young woman on whom he had set his sights on ever since they started dating. In Ghana, it forms a key part of the traditional ...

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Learn about traditional wedding ceremonies in Ghana

Traditional wedding ceremony in Ghana is performed to legitimatize the marital relationship between a male and a female. Until the ceremony is done children born out of the relationship are considered to be bastards. The way the ceremony is done and the things required at the ceremony vary from different ethnic groups in Ghana. However, the information below seeks to ...

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