African textiles are known for their hand-made quality, bright hues and distinct patterns that carries meaning with them. There are so many types of African textile that we tend to call ankara today, not knowing they are not ankara because they are made of different patterns. So here are some of African textiles.(more…)
Kofi Setordji, an internationally renowned Ghanaian sculptor, painter and photographer is arguably the most outstanding contemporary Ghanaian artist of this generation with an abundance of expressions as varied as his eclectic style. Kofi has worked with almost every conceivable medium, genre and style, from his vintage, humane Black and White photography that capture the varnishing monumental colonial architectural skyline of Accra through the stills of moments of the sublime in various human activities, to portraits of ordinary people.(more…)
Adinkra Ghanaian Textile is a printed traditional cotton cloth made by the Asante people in Ghana which has Akan symbols stamped on it. The centre of production is the village of Ntonso.
It is said that, when the printers are asked how long the cloth has been made, they say, “We Ashanti don’t use dates or numbers. It was a long, long time ago”.
During a military conflict at the beginning of the nineteenth century, caused by the Gyaaman trying to copy the neighbouring Asante’s ‘golden stool’ (the symbol of the Asante nation), the Gyaaman king was killed.
Sami Bentil is the son of United Nation diplomat of Fante ethnicity and he is popularly known as “Mr Conspirator”. He is a coloured blinded painter who pours his heart, passion and deepest conviction into his paintings, he is also an illustrator, photographer and a leading Pan-Africanist artist.
Hello beautiful people. I bring to you a beautiful friend from Ghana. I haven’t met her just yet so I guess I should call her an e-friend. I have been stalking her instagram page for quite a while now and I really wanted to hear her story. She is creative, friendly and a mother of two adorable kids. She responded to my questions very eloquently and despite her busy schedule, she took out time to answer all my questions. Join me and let’s meet Yvonne Bakuri, the CEO of Bayabs accessories.
Bui National Park is the third largest Wildlife Protected Area in western Ghana and it was established in 1971. This park is bisected by Back volta and it’s very close to Cote d’Ivoire border. One key feature the park is known for is the large population of Hippopotamus that resides in the Black Volta river and they are mostly seen during the dry season. There are three species of crocodile in the river at the Bui gorge.(more…)
Wisdom “Wiz” Kudowor is a prominent Ghanaian contemporary visual artist. To some, he is known as a trans-cultural visionary. He studied fine art at the College of Art at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi and graduated with a first class honours degree in fine arts in 1981.(more…)
Surprisingly, I visited Ghana for the first time last year, July 2014. Since, Bellafricana was birthed, I have grown very fond of exploring everything African, from destinations to arts & crafts and many more. I was there for a week with my Mr and we had a swell time. I don’t remember all the fine details but I sure saved you some pictures.
Catherine Addai is the face behind Kaela Kay Ghanaian fashion brand. She is very creative with prints, patterns and bold colours. Kaela Kay is a forward thinking clothing line that transforms bold and extravagant prints into sexy, feminine and modern clothes – with an African flare. Kaela Kay deals on unique and ultramodern blend of style and prints which makes women stand out in the crowd.(more…)