History of Republic Day in Ghana

Happy Friday and Happy Republic Day to all my fellow Ghanaians! It's Republic Day in Ghana. Last summer, I was in Kumasi, Ghana on Republic Day. I had never heard of the holiday before so I decided to ask my dad "What is Republic Day?" He knows a lot of history and he loves these type of questions! ...

The Nana Project

I had the pleasure of interviewing the Founder and Executive Director of The Nana Project, Kirstie Kwarteng. Please click here or play the video below to watch my interview with her. https://youtu.be/qk81ZszxZWc Kirstie is very passionate about preserving Ghana's rich history through the storytelling of Ghanaian elders. During my interview with her, she said the following: It's important ...

Does Ghana Still Need Its Slave Castles?

Thank God for Mr. Swan's African American Studies class in the 12th grade circa 2004. It truly inspired me to learn more about Ghana's rich history, the good AND the bad. The discussion of Cape Coast Slave Castle came up right before we watched the film entitled Sankofa. The Cape Coast opening scene from the 1993 ...

The Angelina Cloth

Happy Friday! The Angelina cloth (what Ghanaians call it) is super popular now. It recently went viral because of 18 year old Kyemah McEntyre who rocked it to her prom. She didn't just rock it but she sketched AND designed it herself. Photos Courtesy of Kyemah's Instagram   She's an artist and she states in this video here that this ...

Ghana 2015|Vlog # 3|Cape Coast Slave Castle

Happy Monday! I am here with vlog 3 of my recent trip back home to Ghana. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSnHki223Nk So far, I am three vlogs in and this is my FAVORITE vlog. I also really enjoyed editing it. I like it for a few reasons. This particular day didn't go as planned at all. First, we were taken to the wrong ...