Culture

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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Akuffo-Addo attends first ever Adinkra Durbar (Akwantu Festival)

The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, joined the Chiefs and people of Suma Ahenkro, in the Jaman North constituency of the Brong Ahafo region, to celebrate the Akwantu Kese festival. Nana Akufo-Addo, who was the special guest of honour at the Adinkra durbar, the first of its kind which commemorates the Adinkra symbol, ...

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Adinkra Symbols and their meaning (English and Twi)

Below is a table displaying in alphabetical order some of the old and new Adinkra and other cultural symbols of the Akan. They have been arranged by names in Twi, literal translation in English, significance and proverbial meaning where available.

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128 Ghanaian names and their appellations (Female/Male)

Ghana has beautiful local names. Some of the names have appellations as well. As a matter of fact, some of the appellations have become ‘normal’ names. Below are some of the names and their appellations. Do you have any comments or suggestions regarding the above? Or do you have similar information for other ethnic group(s) in Ghana? Please feel free ...

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Akan names according to order of birth

The Akan ethnic group has certain names which are derived from the order of birth of the children. For example the first/last born child has a special name so do twins and the child born after twins. See below details: Do you have any comments or suggestions regarding the above? Or do you have similar information for other ethnic group(s) in ...

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