Arts/Culture

Letter from Africa: Kente – the Ghanaian cloth that’s on the catwalk

We in Ghana have absolute confidence in our fashion sense. We also happen to believe that the most beautiful and most dramatic fabric on this Earth is the kente, which is, of course, Ghanaian. The finely woven material has become the defining symbol of Ghana and Ghanaians and, indeed, of Africa, and for Black people in general. Time was when …

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Where are our Local Language Literature Books?

Itis absolutely horrendous and shameful that (antique) local language literature books have virtually become extinct in Ghana. Growing up, my siblings and I read a lot of these books, specifically Akan literature books including Mpuasa Ntiamoah, Guasohantan, ɔsabarima, Obeede, Aku Sika, Yaw Donkɔ, Merehua among others. These books were not only entertaining but also didactic as they taught a lot of …

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Drone Stock Footage platform launches in Ghana

Not all videos are considered the same, at least for filmmakers. Some footage are integral to a storyline, and others are what is often referred to as B-Rolls. “In film and television production, B-roll, B roll, B-reel or B reel is supplemental or alternative footage intercut with the main shot. The term A-roll referring to the main footage has fallen …

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Three takeaways from Stevie Wonder’s plan to ditch the US for Ghana

“I wanna see this nation smile again,” Stevie Wonder told Oprah Winfrey calmly and matter-of-factly in a recent interview. “And I want to see it before I move to Ghana because I’m going to do that.” “You’re going to permanently move to Ghana?” Winfrey asked the famous singer-songwriter and producer, to make doubly sure. “I am,” Wonder replied with the …

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Experience the big February 2021 launching of Afroworld.TV

Afroworld.tv is the official website of a new platform seeking to network all Pan-African initiatives worldwide from a central location. Pan-Africans and Africans Worldwide have been cordially invited to the Afroworld.tv launching event from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 of February when the official launching of Afroworld.tv website is set to commence.  As a platform Afroworld.tv will be the first ever …

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Group calls on Europe to — “Return all colonial treasures to Africa”

An international organisation has called on European governments and private collectors to return African artefacts taken from Africa during the colonial period to their rightful owners. “In recent months demands for the repatriation of the remains and the definitive restitution of the treasures have continued, as well as the attempts by some former colonizers to hinder this inevitable step of …

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Francis Opai Tetteh writes: The Ga-Dangme Art Of War Revisited

Ga-Dangme people of Ghana are the natives of Ada, Agortsime, Manya Klo, Yilo Klo, Shai, Osudoku, Prampram Ningo, Kpone, Tema, Nungua, Teshie, La, Osu, Ngleshie Alata, and Gamashie. This ethnic group of sixteen solid Traditional Areas with 16 Paramount Chiefs and Queen Mothers is too powerful to be disintegrated and trampled on. Indeed, our forerunners have paid a very heavy …

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