Kente textile is from Ghana, a country located in West Africa. Kente is a cloth worn by royalty. It is hand woven just like the Aso-oke (Nigerian textile) in wooden looms and is of very high worth. It comes in a variety of patterns, colours and designs, each of which have different meanings. Continue reading
Marriage ceremonies across Africa’s ethnic groups are not only deeply rooted in the continent’s respect and appreciation for family, but are also a celebratory affair with lots of food and beautiful African traditional wedding attire.Continue reading
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] BBL Consult Limited, an Accra based consultancy firm has revealed its latest concept, dubbed, Speak Awards Africa; an award show to recognize artisans and other stakeholders in the creative arts industry, who have successfully managed their brands.
The three-day event is scheduled to take place from November 29 to December 1, in 2 segments. The first segment will occur on November 29 and 30, which consists a conference and an exhibition show. The conference will discuss various topics and the importance of fusing business into creative arts whiles the exhibition show will create a platform for the display of arts and merchandise. [/dropcap]
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] Speak Awards Africa, an annual celebration of brands that have excelled in the creative arts industry, makes its entry into Ghana’s space with its launch on the 23rd of September and the main event from November 29th to December 1st, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Accra. [/dropcap]
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] Did you know history has it that the African Black Soap originated from the Yorùbá tribe of Nigeria? The Yoruba people call black soap ‘ose dúdú’. Ose means soap while dúdú means black… Hence how the black soap got its name.
The African black soap has also been traced back to Yorùbá communities in Benin and some communities in Togo. This soap can be used to treat so many different types of skin conditions. Let’s learn more… [/dropcap]
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] Hello there, here’s a wonderful write up by our guest Daniel Okon, about his vacation in Ghana, the Gold Coast of Africa. If you don’t know much about the beauties of Africa, you need to read this destination review to the end.
Daniel Okon Writes About Ghana
When you think of going on vacation, a beautiful island in the Caribbean or a yacht experience in the south of France might be ideal. You do not leave Africa to enjoy new experiences or have a fabulous time. There are many beautiful tourist sites and destination in Africa that are undervalued. Tour the Gold Coast of West Africa A.K.A Ghana with me. Akwaba! [/dropcap]
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] The Ghanaian Entrepreneur Building Bikes Using Bamboo. Talk about Creativity. Meet Bernice Dapaah from Ghana, founder of Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative. She is changing the face of transport in Ghana by making bikes out of bamboo. Watch her video and be inspired… [/dropcap]
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] Christmas is celebrated worldwide to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ who came to the world to spread the message of God. People in Ghana celebrate Christmas from the 20th of December to the first week in January with lots of different activities. Many people travel to visit their relatives and friends in other parts of the country. Over 66 languages are spoken in Ghana and all these language groups have their own traditions and customs. [/dropcap]
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”]Owusu-Ankomah is a Ghanaian contemporary artists popularly known for his use of Adinkra symbol in his artworks. His work deals with identity and body, with the use of Adinkra symbols which has numerous motifs. Owusu-Ankomah re-interpreted their sybolischen content in an art context, where many of the original content remains. [/dropcap]Continue reading
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”]Nii Hylton is a Ghanaian painter who left his home country to pursue a career in art in the year 2004. He studied Graphic Design and Painting at the Ghanatta College of Art and Design, and later went on to attend the Truman State University in Missouri, United States where he studied Visual Communication. Although Nii has been developing his craft in Black art paintings before leaving for the United state.[/dropcap]Continue reading