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Spotlight Wednesday | Ablade Glover

Ablade Glover has had the benefit of training in countries such as Ghana, Britain and the United States. In the course of this, he has garnered a number of distinctions, showing his importance as an artist and enthusiastic educator both nationally and internationally.

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Peniel Enchill | The Ghanian Illustrator

Ok so I couldn’t help but write about this talented young lady. I actually don’t know her personally but I follow her on Instagram and I also see her work flying all around my social networks, so yes she caught my attention (yes, I’m that bothered LOL). You see I like to dig deep to meet the talent behind any creative work, it inspires me. Her full name is Peniel Ewurama Enchill, born in Ghana and was raised in England. An African talent doing great things. Check out some of her portfolio.. I sure can’t wait to do an Exclusive Interview with her… 


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God Bless Our Homeland Ghana: Ghana's National Anthem Lyrics

God bless our homeland was composed and penned by Philip Gbeho in 1957. Upon independence, the original words to this anthem were changed in 1960 when Ghana became a republic. Six years later, the government was overthrown and a new lyrics was sourced for through a contest in 1966 after the coup in Ghana. Michael Kwame Gbordzoe lyrics was chosen and it replaced Philip Gbeho’s lyrics in  the 1970s. 

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Gonja Cloth From Ghana

The recognized capital of Gonja cloth making is Daboya, one of the oldest settlements in Ghana. Gonja cloth is made with cotton cloth strips of about four inches wide, joined together to make a large piece of cloth.

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Facts about Ghana

The name Ghana was adopted from the ancient West African kingdom of Ghana which flourished between 750 and 1068AD and was located in what is now southern Mauritania and western Mali. It is believed that the Akan of modern day Ghana originally came from the area of this ancient empire. 

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Ghanaian Staple Food: Kenkey With Fresh Fish

Fishing is also a major part of the Ghana economy, as a result, many Ghanaian dishes are based on fish. Local plants based food as such as coconut, plantains and many more are also highly prized and used in the country’s cuisines. Chillies are also an important component of Ghanaian cuisine and provides significant vitamin C in the diet. Another feature of Ghanaian cookery is the use of boiled eggs as a garnish. 

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The Beautiful Bojo Beach: Accra, Ghana

Ghana is an exciting country with beautiful beaches, mountains, landscapes, and an incredible coastline. Bojo Beach is one of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches in Ghana. 

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Traditional Drumming & Dance from Ghana: Gahu

The first installment in our Great Grooves series, Gahu (Gah-HOO) is a recreational style of music of the Ewe (EH-way) people of Ghana, Togo, and Benin. Because Gahu belongs to a folk tradition, different renditions and interpretations abound, not merely between neighbouring countries and regions, but even neighbouring villages. 

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