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.
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…
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.