Arts/Culture

Chef Francis Otoo of Ghana wins Africa silver at Embassy Chef Challenge

Although Chef Sincioco-Mateo of the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, District of Columbia (DC), won gold in both the Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice categories with “sisig”, a traditional Filipino dish, Africa rose to the tops again at the 2018 Embassy Chef Challenge (ECC) with Chef Francis Otoo of Ghana claiming silver. Chef Francis Otoo’s signature dish of lamb …

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Olasupo Shashore’s Journey Of An African Colony; The Making Of Nigeria

Nigeria

Lagos, one of the most vibrant cities in the world, is a melting pot of cultures and opportunities, and even though Nigeria has a myriad of problems, Lagos is the most forward-moving of all its 36 states. In his documentary, Journey of an African Colony; The Making of Nigeria, Olasupo Shashore goes all the way to the beginning to tell the story …

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Choral Extravaganza celebrates Ghana’s 61st Independence Anniversary in the US

Choirs of the Ghana Wesley United Methodist Church (GWUMC) of Woodbridge, and Alfred Street Baptist Church Trinity Choir (ASBCTC) of Alexandria, both respectively in Virginia, United States (US), treated music enthusiasts and members of the public to beautiful choral performances on March 3, 2018 at the Saint Paul Methodist United Church in Woodbridge, Virginia. Dubbed the ‘Choral Extravaganza For Ghana’s …

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Miss South Africa crowned Miss Universe on Las Vegas Strip

Miss South Africa

November 26, 2017 — A fitness and self-defense instructor from Sedgefield, South Africa who survived an attempted carjacking over the summer is the new Miss Universe. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa, was crowned Miss Universe before a capacity crowd at Axis theater at Planet Hollywood. First-runnerup was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, with Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett as second runner-up. Miss …

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Tema Youth Choir Dazzles in 2017 Tour of the US

Tema Youth Choir

Acclaimed Ghanaian choral group Tema Youth Choir (TYC) treated congregation and friends of the All Saints’ Episcopal Church (ASEC) in Maryland to a beautiful community choral concert in the United States (US). Their November 11, 2017, performance at ASEC, highlighted Ghanaian culture through their clothes of colorful Ghanaian fabrics and music (some of which were sung in Ghanaian languages) to …

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