Arts/Culture

These Chefs Are on a Mission to Decolonize West African Food

When asked “Where is imperialism in Africa?” former president of Burkina Faso Thomas Sankara said the answer was simple. “Look at your plates, at the imported grains of wheat, rice, and millet—that is imperialism.” Sankara’s advocacy for African self-dependence in everything from politics to food was considered revolutionary in the 1980s, but today, his message is championed across Western Africa as chefs …

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Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II marks ‘Akwasidae’ in his Maryland home

His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene last Sunday celebrated Akwasidae with some of his chiefs and elders, together with many US-based Ghanaians, particularly members of the Asanteman Association in the US, at his residence in Maryland, United States of America (USA). Speaking at a ceremony of great picturesqueness and grandeur, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II stressed the need for …

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Jamaica Poetry Festival 2021 – “Virtual Global Diaspora Edition”

Once again the 11th Annual Jamaica Poetry Festival (JPF) 2021 is here with us, this year’s event will be Streamed Live from PBCJ TV Studios in Kingston, Jamaica on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 2pm Jamaica time under the theme “The Virtual Global Diaspora Edition.” Due to this year’s virtual nature of the event, some presenters will perform live and some will be live streamed via zoom. …

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54 Kingdoms™ Taps Into Home Décor Using 3D Printing

Popularly known for its unique storytelling model through apparel and fashion accessories, Pan-African creative think-tank, 54 Kingdoms is aiming to carve an innovative niche in home décor. How innovative? A seamless integration of culture, design and technology. The company has released its first home decor collection, Re-Installation: The Afro Masks Stories under its “We Are Home” campaign — a project with roots …

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First JollofFestival in South Africa: Ghana tops, Nigeria Curates, Congo DR hosts — Africa wins

The Ghana-Nigeria Jollof Wars competition 2021 tagged #JollofWarsSouthAfrica was held at Karibu Wote Restaurant in Rivonia, Sandton, a place in South Africa’s largest city of Johannesburg. The Grand Prize winner was Florence Ansah of Ghana, she walked away with 8000 South African rands (R), the equivalent of about 560 US dollars. Florence, who is based in Sunnyside, Pretoria became the …

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First Ghana-Nigeria Jollof Wars in South Africa set for mid-June of 2021

The never-ending Jollof Wars is coming to South Africa for the first time ever in history. South Africa will play a key role of being host to the first ever Jollof Rice Competition between Ghanaians and Nigerians in the 2nd quarter of 2021. Karibu Wote African restaurant in Rivonia, Sandton, South Africa is going to be the venue where yet …

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PARABLES STUDIOS Presents KOLIKO+ — A Home For Family Friendly Ghanaian Animated Content

Parables Studios, an animation studio based in Accra, Ghana, has launched its online subscription-based streaming service, ‘KOLIKO+’ which is destined to change the way we search for and watch home-made animated contents suitable for the whole family. The art of animation finding its way into the fabric of the African creative community has created a lot of groundbreaking animated contents. …

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Ghana’s ‘Year of Return’ commended at 2021 virtual Africa Travel Week

Year of Return

The diaspora market was the topic of another engaging panel discussion at the 2021 virtual Africa Travel Week (ATW). Experts in black diaspora travel noted that more ‘intentional marketing’ and grassroots training is needed to encourage travellers with heritage links to Africa to visit the continent and grow repeat business. According to a report on tourismupdate.co.za, roadblocks preventing intra-Africa travel …

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Meet the Kyode People of Ghana, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast

Kyode People also known as Atwode, Akyode, Ayodele, Gbenga, and Grobbee People can be found in the Northern Volta basin of Ghana, Northern Burkina Faso, and Northern Ivory Coast. Kyode are part of the Guan ethnic group of West Africa and they are related to Chumburung, Dwang, Foodo, Ginyanga, Gonja, Kplang, Kyode, Kranche, Nkoya, Nkami, and Dompo People who are …

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