Culture

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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Ghanaian Professor makes Ghana proud in USA

A Ghanaian Professor based in the USA, Professor Kwame Awuah-Offei has been appointed as part of a 38-member Advisory Board on Mineral and Energy Royalty Policy Committee by United States Secretary of Interior. Kwame is one of the alternates for the Academic and Public Interest Groups is the only African to have been appointed to the board. Kwame received his ...

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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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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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