Rich culture displayed at 2015 Hogbetsotso Festival

Last Saturday, the chiefs and people of Anlo in the Volta region celebrated one of the beautiful festivals in Ghana, the ‘Hogbetsotso Festival’. The Hogbetsotso festival (pronounced Hogbechocho) is celebrated by the chiefs and people of Anloga in the Volta region of Ghana. Celebrated on the first Saturday of the month of November every year, the festival is used by ...

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Ghanaian Weddings – Kente And Prints Trend

I love how Ghanaian Couples are going for the African Prints and Kente or integrating it into their ceremonial attire these days. It used to be the popular all white wedding. The white wedding gown could be traced back to 1406. But it was not until the 1840 wedding of England’s Queen Victoria to her cousin Prince Albert that the ...

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Queen Mother Nanny (A Ghanaian-Jamaican National Heroine)

Queen Mother Nanny, the great 18th century leader of the Windward or Eastern Jamaican Maroons. She is famous for her heroic struggle against the British colonial empire and its institution of slavery in Jamaica. There are numerous legends and superstitions attributed to this great rebel leader. Queen Nanny, born in Ghana in western Africa, to the Ashanti tribe, was brought ...

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