Happy Independence Day to Ghana
57 years today, six brave men led by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah spearheaded the transition of Ghana from a long era of colonialism to becoming the first Independent nation in sub-Sahara Africa
We remember their vision and commitment and wish all Ghanaians a Happy Independence Day
Happy Independence day Ghana! I love you forever my motherland.
God bless Ghana and all Ghanaians out there
"Did you know that more than half the world’s chocolate is produced in Ghana and the Ivory Coast? Scientists predict that rising temperatures in chocolate-producing regions owing to climate change are affecting the growth of cocoa, chocolate’s main ingredient, and that chocolate production will be significantly diminished by 2030."
We often hear Africa’s success stories in the voices of men: Mandela, Nkrumah, Kenyatta, Kofi Annan, Nyerere… but Africa is actually built mainly by the hands and ingenuity of women; most of whom never receive recognition for all their toil. I dedicate these photographs to them.
Nana Kofi Acquah (@africashowboy) is a Ghanaian photographer and writer who works across the continent. www.nkaphoto.com.
Let’s start with Brigitte Perenyi, who survived child slavery as a Trokosi and today works as an activist and voice against the practice. She’s a part time model. Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy.
From Toronto-based director Gabrielle Zilkha comes The Jews of Ghana: From the Four Corners of the Earth, which follows a remote Ghanaian community known as the Sefwis, who have been practicing Judaism for centuries, and who only recently (over the last 20 years) learn that they weren’t alone, with millions of people around the world also following the very same religion.
The film will document their journey of discovery, which includes their very first trip to Israel.
The filmmakers successfully raised close to $16,000 via Kickstarter last year, which went into launching production of the film, which I’m now told is ongoing currently, and will likely continue into early 2014 when the above initial trip to Israel will happen.
I am sitting in on a health lecture at a Ghanaian function. They actually have info on West African food. The reactions from the audience are funny. Details later.
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If her face didn’t tell me she was Ghanaian, her scar did. She is gorgeous.
Why should you support our project?
Because Ghana needs people who dare to dream — problem-solvers, designers, creative trendsetters, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, philanthropists, artists, startup founders, activists. Many Ghanaians who fit these descriptions can be found outside of the country, but what are we doing to encourage people who are already here? It’s no longer the time to say to Ghana’s problems, “Well, that’s just the way it is.” It’s not okay anymore to simply wish for better.
There are a number of Ghanaians who have already risen to the challenge of making the country better in some way, but who says we don’t need more?
Please support our initiative which is happening this summer. It’s more than “arts and crafts” or a fun way to spend a few days.
We want to get people thinking, dreaming, and creating.
We’d be grateful for your support. Learn more about the program here.
I know these people, so help please. lol.